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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Ambrée was inspired by the rustic farmhouse ales of French Flanders, particularly those brewed by Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq — one of our favorite breweries in the world. Ambrée is a dry, tart, naturally conditioned amber ale fermented and matured with dozens of different strains of brewers’ yeast, native wild yeast, brettanomyces yeast, and souring bacteria. It’s 6.4% alcohol by volume, has a finishing gravity of 1.005, and is 3.5 pH.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
750 ml bottle opened at Natifest thanks to errl. Pours a hazed copper with a white head. The aroma is caramel and sour apples. The taste is sugary sweet and big tartness. Musty sweet. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by JStax at Natifest - thanks again, Jeremy! Batch #1, bottled November 12, 2013. Pours a hazy, dull muddy fruit juice color with minimal wisps of head and a ring. Aroma of a lot of funk - almost Fantome-like - with muddled fruit primarily characterized by plum, peanuts, brown sugar, leaves, oak, and toast. Flavor of leaves, funk, bready malts, straw, apple, plum, dry grains, and some spice. Light-medium bodied, with a funky, dry, tart mouthfeel and low carbonation. Doesn’t strike me as a true ’Flanders’ but the inspiration is there and this is an interesting sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2024) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Thanks to jstack @ Natifest --- Cloudy medium amber with a rim head, dots of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds spice and fizzy fruit. Minor bittering in the finish. For me, this is strong and heavy, not as appealing as I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster at NatiFest (shared by jstax). Looks good; a murky light amberish brown with foamy off-white head. Smells good too; tart and funky with notes of plum and mild cherry and oak. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant, lighter-bodied mouthfeel. Good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle, thanks to jstax for sharing at Natifest. Totally hazy darker amber red color. Thin ring of off white head. Leaves dots and ropes of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Moderate sour taste, light sweet. Lightly spicy. Bigger wood aroma, lightly spicy, and some dark fruit, some cherry flavors. Pretty nice sour red.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Batch #1, November 12, 2013 is the born on date. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy dark red color with a slight cloudy light amber color close to the edges of the beer. The head was about two fingers worth of soft white foaminess. There wasn’t much lacing following the beer down. The smell had a dried out tart raspberry aroma cherishing a light woodiness as the beer warmed. The taste was a dry and tart raspberry that ended up letting out a slight acidic lemon flavoring as it warmed which lead to a naturally dry raspberry to slight lemon aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with not much of a sessionable aspect as there’s not enough balance in this one. Overall, if anything, I thank those who in charge of the Culmination festival for bringing this down to Juneau for me to partake in this offering I may never see again. However, almost like most sour ales I try, there’s just not enough balance in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Amber with off white head. Aroma is malty, tart, fruit and fresh notes. Taste is sour, malt, tart, fruits, faint caramel and berries.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light bretty. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 020514

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
2nd May 2014
CBC Session 2. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and with a sharp minerally crispness. Seltzer and tart dried fruits. Touch of gueuze. Light finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, spice, yeast, sourness and tartness.


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