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RATINGS: 416   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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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbattles (40) - - JAN 20, 2014
We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won: http://youtu.be/RaXcBiJExus


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - DEC 12, 2014


355 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.

Looks: Clear deep amber colour with no yeast sediments; Razor-thin head and off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet amber malt, with very strong caramel, moderate roastyness, strong plums, dark fruits, toffee, strong molasses, grapefruit, pine, spices, yeast, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet rich Ale malt, with quite strong roastyness, strong caramel, sticky toffee, strong molasses notes, light grapefruit, light pine, strong earth, yeast, light biscuits, lemon, moderate bitter hops and strong grass.

Body: Mid to full body. Slick and thick palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome roasted amber malt makes the call here, quite rich but without being oily. Very strong caramel and quite sticky toffee throughout, not so sweet molasses blended well with right amount of piney earthy hops. What a joy!

Hoppiness: Moderate pine, spice, lemon and grass in nose. Light grapefruit, light pine, strong earth, lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is apparent but moderate for a lasting, mid-astringent grassy finish.

After Taste: Quite dry; Malty piney and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: A nicely-made Amber with just about everything in the right place - full maltyness, good roast, rich caramel and toffee characters, and moderate but yummy citrus and earthy hoppiness. So enjoyable to spend a Friday evening. A resounding Yes!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - DEC 10, 2014
Clear honey-orange with a very creamy off-white head. Lots of foamy legs. Smells of strong honey caramel malt, some light tangerine and nut and grassiness. Taste is quite thin: medium bitterness and a bit of spiced malt. Body is medium-to-thick, oily, gentle carbonation. Taste dissipates quickly. Not very exciting but drinkable and inoffensive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoberDave (151) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Nice strong spicy, hoppy aroma. Smoky, ginger, spice and a nice smooth mouthfeel with a solid bite. Good quality beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"better than i remember. still not among the best ambers, but it has it’s place. maltier than i remembered as well, but with a nice bitter hop finish. pretty good."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark clear amber pour with a beautiful shiny head. Smell is caramel and citrus, some herbs. Flavor is malty, lots of caramel, bread, some herb marmalade typ hop flavor. Ultimately it is easy to dirnk and good beer but a boring one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (446) - HUNGARY - SEP 1, 2014
Borostyán színben tündöklő ital egy nagy adag karamellás, mézes és fűszeres beütéssel, friss, fenyős-komlós illatokkal. Íze kiegyensúlyozott, füves árnyalatú, kellőképpen édes, de leginkább mérsékelten száraz. Közepes szénsavtartalma mögül fanyar gyümölcsök, eperlekvár, kelttésztás jegyek bontakoznak ki. Jól összerakott, apró kortyokban is sokat nyújtó, de vehemensebb, ivótempóban is remekül élvezhető alkotás.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1749) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Nice color, and a good choice of a variety of hops. Taste was solid as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
Good and not bad at all. NIce to drink, easy to enjoy and with a thin shape but with some character.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (311) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at The Yard House. String floral aroma. Half inch head which dissipated quickly. Clear amber. Very hoppy taste for an amber ale. Not what I expected ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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