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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Coppery brown with rich, malty character-this perfectly brewed amber ale gets its good looks from the dark-roasted crystal malt that we import from England. To give it some Western flair, it is moderately hopped with hops straight from the Yakima Valley in Washington. ABV 5.7% Bitterness 25 IBU. Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours clear amber with a one finger beige head. The nose is malty caramel malt with some faint hops. The taste is caramel, light toffee and a mellow hop finish that cleans up the sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Nothing spectacular, but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Clear darkish toffee, small bubbly white head with a touch of tan. Sweet brown sugar and baked bread aroma. Thin soft malt backbone, little metallic in the finish, not much hops for balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is sweet grains, caramel and a bit of bubble gum. The flavor is front-loaded with caramel followed by piney hops and a bit more bubble gum. The palate was just a bit thinner than I preferred and the carbonation was lively. Finished short and dry. Overall: Better than BMC, but that is scant praise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
fossil review dying on my notes on the phone. Pretty sure Brad brought these. Or not. Very malty, dull bitterness, medium caramel, for whatever reason itís a disappoint beer to follow up a St. B ABT12 on tap. Average boring beer with no issues. Smells: see above. Iím hot and forgot to get to it. Realistically none of this matters cuz itís a Costco beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle from the KIRKLAND Costco, thanks scrizz! Pours nearly clear dark amber with an off-white head. Lightly pine-tinged caramel aroma. Body and carbonation tending to light. A little brown sugar and some more pine in the taste. Barely bitter. All in all, a rather boring brew. Probably goes well with food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2010
12oz bottle (Costco sample pack). Poured a golden amber with a thick white head, which dissipated quickly. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts with floral hops. Taste is light sweet caramel malts at first followed by slight hops bitterness in the finish. Has a medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours amber with a thin foamy off-white head. Notes of caramel, pine, woody. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle from Costco case box. Pours out a brownish color with a pale head on it it. Smell is pretty rich and malty, some caramel notes.. Taste is sweet and pretty fizzy. Lots of co2 in this one. Amber beers are not really my favorite thing, but I suppose this one does the trick. Probably one of the worst ones in the box of 4 different beers. Still, a no brainer at 16.99 a 24 pack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rubbishystuff (2068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Nothing overly wrong with this beer just not very exciting. Darkish amber, slight minerally taste and smell. Slightly thin. Mild flavor. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2055) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Light mahogany colour. Metallic soapy aroma. Sweet caramel flavour, herbal hops with a slight breadiness. Finishes with a mint hoppiness.

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