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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our flagship ale blends 100% Organically grown barley malt with loads of fresh Cascade hops. The result is a medium-bodied ale with outstanding aroma and flavor. 5.9%ABV 14 Plato OG 60 IBU


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
22. Pours a crystal clear bright maroon-highlighted dark amber. Beautiful true red color. Dense, creamy tan head that falls quickly to loose and sloppy lace. Toasty malt nose, some cookie dough showing, and maybe a little bit of sweet dates. Kind of odd for an amber, made me wonder whether it was a bug, but I think itís just really sweet grain flavor. Sometimes you get an organic sandwich bread thatís surprisingly sweet. Natural sugars seem to persist through cooking a lot better than refined white sugars, in many cases. Sweet and bready mid-palate. Tasty, and no doubt what they were going for, but for my money has a little trouble deciding whether it wants to be a little sweeter and more decadent or aim for a refreshing side. And itís the poorer, and more muddied, for that fence-walking. Not a bad beer by any means, but Laurelwood is fast reaching a point with me where the expectations are just higher than they are for other breweries, and beers that are just OK donít really cut it from them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bozoNZ (732) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2009
Amber orange, good head. Light cirtus nose with a faint waft of menthol. Nice sweetness and balance in the malt, almost hints at Vienna style. Nice caramel and a little fruitcake with drying finish. Well made

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2009
Tasted 19/09/2009. 22oz bottle. Pours a bright lambent amber with a just off-white head. Nice combination of caramel and citrus hops. A little floral note. Well balanced, sweet through the middle with good hop flavour, well carried, and a drying hop finish with medium bitterness. Solid. Moreish, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Nose is earthy, floral, and a little citrus. Malt smells toasty and lightly sweet. Pours amber/copper with a nice beige head. The flavor is earthy with light floral bitterness, toasted bread, light caramel, and a dusty earthy finish. lively carbonation with a lingering light bitter flavor. Good amber.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Amber orange in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of grain, malt, dough and nuts. Taste is of bread, caramel, and light hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chadje (187) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber/coper colored with nice tan head. Smells of malt and hops. Taste smooth and pretty good. Wasnít too fond of the aftertaste, not bad, but not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is malts, caramel, some hops, and boring. The look is clear, copper colored, and has a decent beige colored head. The taste is musty, caramel, toasty, malts, and some hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5012) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber color with a cream head. nose is fruity malts with caramel in the back. decent thickness and a fruity caramel flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours a very nice looking amber/red with beige head. Aroma of nice caramel and hops. Flavor of obvious caramel, some fruit, nice hoppy spice. Mouth feel is medium body with medium high carbonation. Overall, good shit!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2009
Tap@Brewpub. Light floral and light grassy aroma. Amber colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, herbal, hint of grass, malty. Medium body, little nasty bitterness on the bock of you tongue. Flavourful and well balanced.


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