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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Rich, amber hue and full-bodied flavor begin with roasted, domestic caramel malt. Itís sweetness is then tempered with genuine Cascade hops, which are added again at the end of the boil for a distinctive, citric-floral aroma.
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Canned version brewed/canned by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/ShowBrewer.asp?BrewerID=721>Pacific Western Brewing.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub in Berkeley on 8/8/10. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Floral aroma reminiscent of cascade with some crystal malt. Floral and grassy hop flavor with a malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Deep amber, thin one finger head, sweet slightly nutty aroma, flavor is biscuit and toast a little caramel, slight bitter back bone. Finish is sweet. I drink this beer at bbqís and such, and every Ragnarok and it does well by me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours clear amber with a thick off white head with good lacing. Aroma of citrus rind, caramel, herb. Taste has lots of caramel malt with a mild sweet citrus and very light bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Ice Tea colored pour in the glass. Somewhat spicy amber, probably because itís a "Scottish Style". Light bodied. Rated 3/25/03

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle, shared with parksy. Clear butterscotch colour, average white cap. Caramel with light hoppy notes in the aroma and flavour. A decently hopped tasty amber.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2010
Bottled (thanks Kalevi Kurronen!). Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, some sourness as well as mild notes of grains. Flavour is sour wood, some grains, mild notes of some grass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2010
Bottled
Reddish, dark amber color, small off-white head. Light hoppy, fruity (grapes) aroma. Crisp carbonation. Pale malty, slightly fruity, finish is nicely hoppy, some white pepper. Good balanced amber ale, although not really interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kands (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Surprising brew, and canít decide whether pleasantly so . . . Poured from 12 oz bottle a nice, rich amber color. Rather cloudy. Nice head, that dissipated a bit quickly, but left decent lacing throughout. Aroma let us know that this was going to be different: Very hoppy and citrusy aroma. And the aroma was not misleading -- these are the predominant tastes, as well. There was a very strong hop bite when first entering the mouth; but the finish was surprisingly smooth. The hops and citrus tones were way too overpowering -- the actual taste of malt was barely noticeable. Did we like it? Well, we drank two bottles and enjoyed the second bottle better than the first (perhaps because the element of surprise was taken away.) This seems more of a Pale Ale than an Amber -- and weíre not great fans of Pale Ales. Would we buy it again? No.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--MacTarnahanís Amber Ale--1997 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV Amber Ale. Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--MacTarnahanís Amber Ale--1998 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV. (2.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Light clear reddish golden color. Interesting Scottish tang in front provides a little bite to light body. Light peaty hop flavor is a little harsh. Minimal fruit flavor and strong hop finish. Sampled 2/23/1999. Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--MacTarnahanís Scottish Style Amber Ale--1999 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Rich clear amber color. Floral hop front with a malty backup and light Scottish flavor. Light body with flavorful malt notes and continuation of sweet smoky caramel Scottish flavor. Spiced dry end. Sampled 6/1/1999. Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--MacTarnahanís Scottish Style Amber Ale--2001Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Clear thin red amber color. Stable creamy lacy head. Mild floral fruit malt front. Medium light toasted caramel malt body with dry sweetness and light fruit biscuit notes. Malt lingers in mild hop end. Sampled 9/20/2001. Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--MacTarnahanís Scottish Style Amber Ale--MACíS--1999B Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV. (2.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Bright clear thin copper amber color. Opens well with light floral hop front, but body is thin lightly toasted caramel. No sweetness and minimal flavor. Easy finish. Sampled 9/18/1999. Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--MacTarnahanís Scottish Style Amber Ale--MACíS--2001-B Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Light sediment. Clear rich thin dark amber color. Light toasted fruit floral hop front. Tangy toasted malt body. Light bisquit caramel notes. Light spicy buttery hop citrus end. Aged. Best Macís Tasted. Sampled 8/8/2002. MacTarnahanís Brewing Company--Portland Brewing--Pyramid Brewing Macís Ale--2005 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.25% ABV--30 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Mild lacy head. Clear thin bright amber color. Mild hop malt fruit front. Creamy thickish slightly sweet mild caramel fruit ester body. Smooth mild hop spice end. Mild fruit amber. Richer Version. Well Made. Sampled 6/25/2006. MacTarnahanís Brewing Company--Pyramid Brewing Company MacTarnahanís (MACíS) Amber Ale 2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.25% ABV--30 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Tawny foamy lacy head. Clear bright amber color. Mild toasted earthy rich floral hop front. Mild tangy crisp dry sweet earthy toasted caramel mild fruit body. Crusty rich hop spice end. Dry Hopped Formula. Sampled 3/23/2007. MacTarnahanís Brewing Company--Pyramid Brewing Company MacTarnahanís (MACíS)--A Distinct, Well-Hopped Amber Ale--Portlandís Original Amber Ale--2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.25% ABV--30 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Light aged sediment. Dense lacy rocky off white head. Hazy fizzy rich bright pretty amber orange color. Mild hop malt fruit ester front. Mild creamy sweet caramel fruit mild Amber body. Aged phenolics. Soft mild hop light fruit citrus refreshing easy end. Sampled 6/7/2009. MacTarnahanís Brewing Company MacTarnahanís --A Distinct Well-Hopped AMBER ALE--Portlandís Original Amber Ale--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV--32 IBUís. (3.85 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Thin off white mild lace head. Clear pretty bright amber color. Mild toasted caramel hop front. Crisp zesty mild sweet mild thin caramel toasted fruit biscuit hint amber body. Mild bitter hop spice crisp clean refreshing easy end. Mild flavor well made Amber. Sampled 11/8/2009. 2-$2.17 Each. MacTarnahanís Brewing Company--Pyramid Breweries, Inc. MacTarnahanís --A Distinct Well-Hopped AMBER ALE--Portlandís Original Amber Ale--2009 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV--32 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Foamy mild lace off white head. Clear fizzy bright thin rich amber color. Floral Cascade Dry Hopped mild toasted fruit malt front. Zesty mild sweet light toasted caramel Amber body. Balanced crisp dry sweet mild citrus hop clean refreshing end. Tastier Recipe? Sampled 7/20/2009. 6-Pack--$7.79. MacTarnahanís --A Distinct Well-Hopped AMBER ALE--Portlandís Original Amber Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV. 32 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0) Mild lacy off white head. Fizzy clear thin bright pretty copper amber color. Tangy floral mild toasted bread fruit hop front. Zesty CO2 infused crisp dry sweet thin delicate caramel fruit body. Crisp mild hop spice citrus clean refreshing end. Mild flavor,but still tasty, and well made. Sampled 5/4/2010. 6-Pack $6.99. MacTarnahanís --A Distinct Well-Hopped AMBER ALE--Portlandís Original Amber Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV. 32 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0) Foamy thin, thin lace, white head. Clear thin bright amber color. Mild toasted malt Cascade hop hint front. Thin dry sweet soft caramel mild fruit body. Refreshing mild citrus hop spice light clean end. Smooth mildly flavored Amber. Well made, but a touch dull. Sampled 5/16/2010. 2 @ $2.38 Each. Interesting Evolution.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear light-medium orange with a creamy cap of beige head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up earth and citrusy hoppage over sweet, lightly-toasted caramel.. hints of green apple joined.. just OK. The flavor didnít really take it in a better direction.. sweet caramel and green apples at the core along with a little bit of honey.. bitterness was light with earth and some citrus.. a tad tart on the finish over a lot of residual sugars. Medium-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. moved OK through the mouth.. not so good.


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