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RATINGS: 674   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (7773) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle, at Kookfest, September 2006 (and previously at the brewery but my notes were insufficient). I was going to say this wasn’t very Scottish in character but see that its on the site as an Amber Ale, which is probably nearer the mark. Copper colour. Lots of caramel malt character in evidence but also a quite strong, resiny hop presence. I didn’t feel the two elements married perfectly. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7367) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - 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 isn’t seamless but tasty leaving lingering hop bitterness into the after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7103) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6678) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to tronraner. Pours a bright and clear amber color with a medium tan head. A sweet nose of rich caramel, some toasted malt and sugars. The flavor is also dominated by loads of caramel malts, some balance is achieved by a decent hop profile. A soft and fizzy mouthfeel. A light bitterness in the finish. Fairly earthy and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 12oz bottle. Light pour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are a bit much of sweeter malts with hints of citrus and pine. Meh.

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