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RATINGS: 628   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Thanks to durhambeer for the bottle!
Transparent red-amber color, white head gone quickly. Nose is quite dull, slight sugary caramel. Flavor is more robust with malt, sugar, raisin, a little alcohol. Ok stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkSong (277) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours reddish brown with a medium off white head. Tastes of citrus, pine and resin. Itís a good easy drinking beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle poured a clear copper with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Tap at Flying Saucer in Nashville. The smell is malts and hops decent balance but not too much going on. The taste is pretty much the same decent but maybe boring. The look is light amber to red with a than head.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
12 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip. Obtained in the 2004 Secret Santa from Suttree. Imagine the smell of an afternoon walk on the western Irish countrysides, as the farmers cut the peat and the sod and freshly baked bread wafts from the window of your dirt-walled hutment. Now imagine that scaled back about 80% and emanating from a beer glass. In otherwords, the aroma of this beer is like the pale shade of some earthy dopeness that died long ago. Amber orange and mostly clear in the glass with not much beige head. Hops and malt are well-balanced in the flavor, as advertised, but the hop character is weird. Oxidized? Some mutant variety? Who can say? Itís biting morphing into tangy, but in a way Iíve never experienced. Medium to full body. Gets metallic in the finish. Blah.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Pours deep amber with frothy tan head. Nose is malty with a subtle smokiness and hop notes. Flavor is dry and malty, a faint hop btterness follows it up. Good, but a little drab.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2006
Pretty pour to a translucent amber-rose color, with a big tan ice sheaf on top and a creamy doily rung around the edges. Aroma promises with sweet maple dinner rolls, gentle grass, cherry toffee chews, brown sugar, cinnamon coffee cake and a touch of red hot licorice. Somewhat shearing acidity strikes the flavor chords with a curt caramel vibe. Aluminum steel twang with a wholesome whole wheat meets sourdough complex. Bran flakes and a lick of hickory twigs stored in wet, rusty herbicide tins. Harsh palate opposition, effervescent and twanging at the back. When I think of balance, I think of somethingís that just not right - maybe itís the ill-advised alpha acid hop breach and the over boiled caramel malt. Finish winds down to whole wheat bread covering milky toffee chews and piney brazil nuts. Uninspiring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12655) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle at Kookfest 06. Amber colour, no head. Some hop, some herb. Malt is ok if a little candy sugarish. Bit like a French amber beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wild4mild (38) - USA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with an almost non existant off white head. Very malty nose with a faint trace of hops. Taste is predominately malty with some light hop bitterness. Seems more like a mediocre Oktoberfest Kind of boring for an Amber Ale. Thanks to Thaichile.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Light copper body below short white head that quickly disappears. Nose is full of malts, grass, caramel, nuts. Strong malt signature in the taste as well. Light on the hops. Thin body with watery texture with moderate carbonation. Clean finish. Average.


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