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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Hops & Barley
Style: Amber Ale
Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
First of all, I’m pretty sure this is an Amber lager, not an Amber ale. The brewer did say it was bottom fermented. I’ll rate it anyway under this listing. Pours a bright red, with substantial off-white head and noticeable carbonation. Nose is bright with hops of grassy notes. Palate is very nice, and I disagree with the first reviewer and think that this beer (especially for a lager) has a lot of body and depth. Flavor is excellent: malty sweetness with doughy notes up front followed by a nice Cascade bitterness and piney flavor in conclusion. This is a very well-crafted beer that is an excellent matching of German beer tradition (the nice body and malty sweetness of the lager) and American hops. Hops and Barley is making damn good beer in Berlin and this is the best I’ve had there.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (409) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2013
From tap at H&B brewpub. Hazy amber to brown with a medium white head. Nice malty and fruity aroma. Taste is bitter with caramel and a good touch of grapefruit. Very good and refreshing. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
On tap at Hops & Barley, Friederichshain on 30th September 2012. Hazy copper with declining white foam and initial lacing. Richly hoppy and yeasty aroma, like an APA. Hoppy and fruity in-mouth, with some delicate cheesy notes. Grapefruit in a fruity finish with subtle bitterness. Light mouthfeel and medium body. The best beer I drank on this visit to Germany and WELL WORTHY OF BECOMING MY THOUSANDTH RATING ON RATEBEER!!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (2408) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
Draught. Clear amber with a thin head. Aroma is citrus fruity hop. Flavour is sweet, bitter, dry, tingly on the tongue. Finish is dry fruit. What you expect from a good ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, hops, grass and citrus. Malty flavour of bread, caramel, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeverszeuge (543) - GERMANY - AUG 12, 2012
# 3118 ersma: ja, mist. wären wir drei biere früher gekommen, hätten wir noch das cascade lager kennengelernt. aber so ist das halt in der kleinen brauerei. von jedem sonderbier gibts einen sud (500 l) und wenn alle, dann alle. nun also die untergärige version. kupferfarben bis dunkel bernsteinig und trübe. schaum ist ok. der geruch ist ale-ig und säuerlich. der anttrunk ist süßlich, fruchtig mit karamell. nach wenigen sekunden bitterer udn herber mit fruchtigen noten von zitrus, grapefruit und grünenm apfel. die mitte ist herb-bitter, auch hier zitrus. dazu etewas hefe. wo kommt die jetzt her? der abgang ist bitter mitaufkomendem malz. das späte ende ist süßlicher, das biter-herbe bleibt aber dominant. fazit: gut trinkbar. 11,10,10,11,-,10 - 10,26 - 13/8/12

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Caramelly and slightly piney hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Small white head. The flavour is a little caramelly like the aroma, but not so piney. OK to begin with, but fades out with a rather disappointing rough bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
On tap at the brewery Amber color, good foam. Good hops & fruity aromas. Medium body & complexity. Some bitterness Very enjoyable session beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2012
Draught at Hops & Barley. Clear amber - creamy offwhite head. Sweetness. Nutty. Citrus. Light fruity. Fruity hoppy. Light roasted notes. Caramel notes. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4757) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber colour. Fruity hop aroma. A bit harsh bitterness, a slight hint of metal. Lacking the body for the style. Drinkable.


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