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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (775) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Hazy orange copper with a thin off white head. Aromas of tart fruit, caramel, toasted malt, flowers and funk. Flavor is the same minus the flowers. Light cherry notes. Light to medium bodied, slightly dry finish. Lingering tart fruit and malt.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2273) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Sample @ CBC ’14. Light hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon, white pepper, apples, bread and caramel. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle on the IOW Jolly Day outward train tasting, from an IP trade with a Texan dude, 24/08/14. Murky orange/amber with a well appointed beige covering. Nose is rotting apple core, funk, tangy citric, musty wood, spice, dank straw, earthy red berries - on the turn. Taste comprises bitter red berry mash, tangy citrics, dank wood, straw, light acidity, barnyard notes, funk, apple core, earthy vibes, spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy fruits in the close. Solid Flemish red.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, tam head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of rich caramel and brown bread. Taste is smooth and creamy caramel with a light funky background.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5000) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass red-brownish, small head. Mild sourish aroma. Starts mild sourish with some fruity notes, fine fruity notes of some berries. Finish milder sourish, light salty notes. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle on the train to Portsmouth thanks to Colin. Murky brown with a medium sized tan head. Red berries, dusty, funky, white grapes, band aid. Medium body, oily texture, high carbonation, medium sweet, light bitter, light acidic. Refreshing, good drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and dark with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. The bouquet is spicy, a touch funky and slightly phenolic, accompanied by an undercurrent of caramel. Medium-bodied with a coarse mouthfeel and busy carbonation The flavor is tart and tannic with a modest measure of citrusy, lemony character. Finishes astringent and bone-dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Colin during the IoW Jolly. It pours murky deep amber with a small white head. The nose is juicy, earthy, bubblegum, orange peel, candy, mild spice and funk. The taste is crisp, tart, some acidity, lactic, sour green apple, red berry, grape skin, sherbet and lemon peel with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, tart and juicy. Very tasty indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Natifest ’14. Poured a cloudy amber color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast and malt aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2317) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a hazy copper from the bottle with fluffy white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of nice funky barnyard hay and sour lactic notes with nice caramel malt back end. Taste follows, nice balance, more funky than sour, minimal other flavor. Good carbonation, mild acidity, good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, blue session. 02/05/2014. Dark orange / caramel coloured pour with alasting off white head. Aroma is tart berry, raspberry, crisp. Flavour is clean and crisp raspberry berry, tart. Palate is crisp and light, touch of acidity. Very clean flavours.


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