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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Pours a mostly transparent dark copper with a well-lacing, clingy, cream-colored head. Aroma of semi-sweet, toasty, earthy caramel malt and a touch of grapefruity hops and light fruit esters. Body starts about average for the style with some toasted caramel sweetness and mild bittering hop presence toward a smooth, bittersweet finish. A good amber.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Pours copper with gold edges and weak tan head. The aroma has sweet malts and earthiness to go along with citrus and dark fruity esters. The taste has a pleasing balance of malty goodness, citrus hops, spicy hops, earthiness and dark fruity esters. A thin layer of molasses surfaces into the finish. The flavor isnít seamless but tasty leaving lingering hop bitterness into the after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy reddish-amber color with a half-inch thick off-white head, creamy in texture, that leaves really nice circles all the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, mixed fruits, and cereal. Flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, cherries, apples, nuts, and bread. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel and finish. Very nice amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma frontal sweet sugars , hint of ripe fruit , caramel and hops.7-
Appearance neat shade of crystal clear amber , hint of garnet in there. Bright white neatly contrasting top. Nice.
Flavor and Palate : Caramel sugars , malty base , slight fruity hints followed by clean hop notes. Nothing exceptional , just good clean straight ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tronraner. Pours light brown with a thin white head. Smells earthy with some tea like hints. Tastes of spice, malt, light pepper, tea. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6317) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
Draught at Flying Saucer in Columbia SC. Very Fruity, Slightly Sweet, Malty and Very Smooth. Like a Nice Irish Red Ale. Lots of Fruit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (6301) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Mostly clear darker amber color. Good thin slightly off-white head. Respectable lace. Medium body. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Caramel and toasty malt, malt-forward flavor here. Some light hop fruitiness. Kind of a more rich, sweeter taste. Very light bitter. OK amber ale, but not really my style. A bit heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Bottle pours a clear dark copper, small off-white batter like head, decent lacing, with light carbonation. † Aroma is fairly grassy/grainy with a slight butter tinge. † Up front I get a large grainy flavor with minor hop notes. † Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, lingering maltiness on the finish with ever so slight hop notes. † Not bad, but not as smooth as other Ambers. † Thanks goes out to ross8425 for the trade!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6090) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a moderate head. Mildly hoppy amber with a bit of nut. Not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle (12oz) -- courtesy of MrFacto. Pours a hazy, bubbly, orange-amber with a small somewhat-lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, light earthy hops and some light sweetness (almost maple syrup-like), a bit bready too -- nothing bad there. Malty flavour with a light earthy bitter finish -- could be a bit more flavourful and itís somewhat simple but it goes down easy. Average to medium bodied. There arenít many great Amber beers in my opinion, so as far as the style is concerned this is pretty good -- overall though itís just "good".


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