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Killer Sprocket Amber Ale

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Brewed by Killer Sprocket
Style: Amber Ale
Melbourne, Vic, Australia

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Style: American Amber Ale
Malts: Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Hops: Cascade, East Kent Goldings, Amarillo
Killer Sprocket Amber Ale is the first beer on offer from newcomer Killer Sprocket. This Amber Ale pours a clear deep ruby-copper with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Utilising Pale, Munich, Crystal and Chocolate malts, its bouquet reveals a backbone of toffee, with some caramel and dark fruit supporting, and a pleasingly slight level of roasting. In the mouth, a combination of Cascade, East Kent Goldings and Amarillo hops, used subtly, provide a wonderful balance to the malt, showing good dryness to correspond with the malt’s predominant sweetness, and allow the beer to finish bitter.
Note: Formerly brewed at Southern Bay.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3365) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark amber bordering on dark brown but with a touch of clarity and has a tiny sticky beige head. Nose is all about that velvety caramel and dates/sultana feel to it. Almost a little chocolatey. Sweet and juicy like only those darker style fruits can be. The taste is bitter cacao, sultana, currants and toffee. Silky smooth with a dry bitterness to finish it off. Almost comes off like a slightly lighter version of a Scotch Ale. A very well made beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (18) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
From bottle in English pint glass. Beautiful dark copper hue. Nice chocolate overtones in a dry finish, signature of a classic amber. A nice family of hops used in moderation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1101) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 3, 2015
From a 330ml bottle, this is a fine malt driven amber ale in the British style (ie. less heavily hopped). Pours copper-amber with a largish light beige head. Nose has caramel, nuts, dark fruits and a trace of dark chocolate. Palate is smooth and malty with moderately sweet roasty flavours and a mild dry hop finish. Low medium body with a lowish carbonation making for easy sessionability.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at Archive, Brisbane. Dark toffee brown, rich head. Lots of brown sugar and malt in nose and mouth. Some dark fruit- cherries and dates. The stickiest amber I've had in a long while. Very satisfying .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3879) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 080214. Quite malty with a faint caramel finish. Deep amber with a sand coloured head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (813) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at The Tipplers Tap. Pours a very dark amber, lasting white head, big smooth malt backbone with a slight peat smoke. A very nice beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (382) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 16, 2014
Tap. brown, clear, tan foam, light sweetness,medium bitterness, medium body, lively, & bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (631) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer (Nov 2013). Dark dirty copper/brown, 1cm off-white head, toffee, Fantale lollies, nutty, quite sweet but solid citrus/grapefruit bitterness too. Medium-full body, creamy texture, long sweet malt finish. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ryanmalkmus (17) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Excellent American style red ale. Plenty of body and character for a 4.8%. Fresh and bright hop aroma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
Deep amber colour with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma mixed with fruit. Hops defined well to balance the roasty malt flavour. Some caramel and nut flavours also. Excellent level of carbonation


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