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Kalamazoo Royal Amber Ale

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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed especially for the people of the great state of Illinois.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Pint at the plant. A gorgeous beer in the pint glass, lovely dark amber colour, thin good firm head. Aroma of toffee and dark sugar. Taste is malty and rich. Very drinkable, not too heavy. Lovely beer, worth a try!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle shared by kmweaver on 7/3/08: Pours a transparent bronze orange with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet, lightly toasty caramel malt with some earthy piny hops. Body starts with nice mild sweetness and some toasty nutty bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent amber.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Huge thanks to MrBunn for sharing this. Pours a reddish brown with not much head. Smell is of caramel and tea. Flavor is much the same as the aroma. For an Amber this is really pretty damn good.Finishes rather creamy with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2457) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dingy light brown with lots of carbonation on the side of the glass and a thin fizzy head. Aromas of caramel, grass and rust. Flavor is heavy on caramel with a little ripe apple. Fairly light mouth feel and a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Man this was a good amber by my standards. Pours an amber color(really?!)...aromas of yeast, caramel, golden raisins and very light and soft hops. Flavor is full and really damn nice. Caramel malt, light hops and some notes of honey. MMMMM.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 12, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a hazy with floating yeast chunks typically carbonated dark orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was malty and sweet. The mouth feel was strongly tingly at the start and at the finish with strong sharp hops. The slightly strange flavor seemed a bit off-the-mark for me but still OK. It contained notes of hops and mild brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Clear dark golden with tons of large yeast particles floating throughout. Off-white head is large, pillowy and slowly diminishing. Slightly musty aroma with light notes of dried fruit (raisins), graham cracker, and mild soft cheese - rather Belgianesque qualities. Flavor is initially metallic with light fruit (green grape) and wet cardboard, turning mild-to-moderately sweet then slightly grainy and mildly sour towards the end of the flavor profile. Dry, very mildly grainy finish. Low-to-medium carbonation with medium body. Thanks to Narnad for bringing me a bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass procured from the Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, IL). Very hazy dark amber pour with moderate tan head that dissipates to a film. Aromas are a hearty carmel malt feel with light floral hops. Taste is light bodied brew, carmel and biscuity malt with some light orange peel / marmalade hoppiness. Finishes light bodied and cereal, very sessionable. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of kieferuga. Poured an orange/amber with a small off white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, sweet malt, apples/fruit and earth. Pretty good for the style, but that isn’t saying all that much. Alot of earthiness, almost grassy. Caramel with very little sweetness. Alot of bready flavors too. Better than most.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Batch 8405. The body is a lightly hazy, deep amber color. A quickly fading, frothy, beige colored head leaves wet splotches of lacing on the glass. The aroma shows caramel malts, hints of bronzed apple slices, and floral, perfumy hop notes. Flavors are well balanced, sweet caramel and orchard fruits up front being countered by a lightly peppery, floral hop finish. Medium bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is just a touch on the syrupy side. Overall, this is a pretty nice amber, but it’s really nothing special.


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