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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt. Richly colored and medium-bodied, Alleycat is an assertive blend of malts with a sprightly cascade of hops.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (316) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle into an ale glass. Aroma is on the low end but it?s a malt and caramel. Pour is a dark honey with a thick head that dies fast. Taste is a pure malt with little hop but it?s crisp. Finish is warm. Not a bad ale, not to heavy. Good on a hot summer day I?m sure.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savage_Night (60) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours dark amber red with a small white head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: yeast esters, malt, caramel, slight saison note, slight peppercorn, bread, orange and herbs. TASTE: malt, caramel, slight saison funk, bread, orange, slight hop bitterness, yeast, slight peppercorn, light herbs and very light citrus. I might be tasting one past its prime seeing how it’s 5/192015 and the brews was bottled nearly7 months ago on 10/31/2014. Will need to review with a fresher sample.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2632) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Good roast malt nose, fruity and spicy hop. Orange/amber color, thin spotty head. Solid caramel initial, rich and tasty, moderate raost malt, light bitterness, and a gentle sweet finish. Thin body, a touch watery. Well-balanced overall. Small but distinct fruity sweetness and hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (221) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Birrificio californiano Lost Coast, una birra ambrata con una nota di frutta davvero interessante. Il caramello del malto predomina ma non eccede, la cosa più buona sono gli aromi e sapori di frutta, mi hanno ricordato la prugna secca. Leggera e molto gradevole da bere.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobyFischer (132) - FRANCE - MAR 27, 2015
Ambre parfait, reflets rouges orangés, mousse fine à petit col collant.Arômes de céréales rôties, ambrées, fermentation, caramel, houblons "à l’anglaise".On retrouve la même palette en bouche.Pas mal.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13720) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at San Juan. Clear copper color, steady off-white head. Bready and Earthy aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Bready, slightly fruity, caramelly. Finish has touch of citrus and alcohol. Probably needs to be more fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1211) - Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Dark orange light red color, short head. sweet nutty light toast aroma. caramel with a bit of estery yeast or slight hops.Taste is caramel, nutty, toast, some citrus yeast/ light bready. Dry finish with a caramel flavor. long time since I had an amber. Fairly average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (143) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
BOTTLE. Cloudy copper colour with off white head. Sweet toffee apple on the nose. Sweet malts up front rolling into a sweet sticky toffee finish. Source Cape Cellars

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2744) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2015
This is one top notch and tasty brew. Dark copper color, a small skin of head, streaky lacing. Caramel, malt with a light hop accent. Mildly sweet with a hint of stinging bitterness. Really, really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball a few weeks ago. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker sheets of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, light carbonation. Kind of slick texture. Caramel, and toasty malt, light earthy hop. Good bit of piney hop (simcoe?). Moderate-plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. A solid, maltier amber ale, but not too sweet. Balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Pint mug From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015 Consumed: Jan. 3, 2015 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel, orange, hazy color with two fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. Pretty serene, albeit hazy underneath the head. Minimal wet lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.50) Smelled a pleasant whiff of caramel, toffee, floral hops, unknown spicy notes, faint chocolate, sweetened iced team, lemon zest, herbal hops, plum juice and some overall roastiness. (Smell - 4.00) Tasted not quite as good as the nose, but good for an amber. Earthy rye hops, sweetened iced tea, roasty caramel, toffee, herbal hops, sugary floral notes, honey, light menthol and faint spicy Mexican chocolate. (Taste - 3.88) Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.63) This is a very good representative of an American Amber. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.75) 3.83 86 B+


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