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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
On a rainy fall day in 2009, my five-year-old daughter Zoe and I were wandering the streets of Bar Harbor and stumbled across the Whale Museum. Zoe loved it. Hopefully we do the same for you. Cheers! Our Happy, Hoppy, Amber-Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2464) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Moderate roasted grain, herbs and pine for the hops, light leather for the yeast, with wood and pepper in the background. Head is average size, frothy/creamy light beige with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear, but murky on the last pour, brown with a red tint. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively carbonation and finishes dry. Nice to have an Amber Ale with a touch of flavor and complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (308) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
First time having a beer from MBC, and I have to say I like their attitude (at least what I can gather from the label.) I also like there beer, Pours the advertised amber, leaning toward the brown scale, with some cloud. Big hop nose of resin, and a little pine. Very smooth taste, heavy on the hops for an "ale" but with a good balance of resins, mild bitterness, a little perfume with a mildly sweet caramel malt backbone. Mild bitterness on the after. Very nice, a well balanced beer. And now it’s gone. Sigh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (318) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Aroma: spruce, caramel, citrus, Appearance: hazy amber with full tan head Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long bitter finish, Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep amber copper color with a tan head. Aroma is a wonderful mix of amber malts, and a great hop presence, fruity, piney, spicy. Flavor has a great balance of malt backbone with a decent hop presence. A very nice beer. Although I expect nothing less from Maine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 27, 2015
Aroma is amazingly piney hops. Pours dark brown with a great head. Flavor is tart and sweet, fruity and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (577) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Bière dont la première chose qui frappe est son look d’enfer! De couleur ambrée presque brune, cette dernière affiche une magnifique et fier collet monté et mousseux à souhait. En de dissipant, les parois du verre se joliement décorées de dentelles soyeuses et complexes. En faisant tournoyer le liquide dans le verre, celui-ci semble plutôt charpenté sous la mousse - chronique d’un corps attendu. Mon nez est violemment attaqué par un houblon floral et résineux à souhait! Ça sent le sapin à plein nez ainsi qu’un houblon d’une grande fraîcheur. Le liquide n’a pas encore traversé mes lèvres qu’il me désaltère déjà! En bouche l’ensemble est très homogène quoiqu’un côté très sec à cette bière coupe court dans les saveurs et la bière se retire rapidement pour laisser derrière elle une traînée plutôt âcre et une sensation légèrement râpeuse sur ma langue. Les céréales sont délicates et ajoutent un côté noisette des plus agréables. Très bonne bière.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1344) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Dark cooper with big head. Smells peachy and twizzlery and grainy with a whiff of pine. caramel comes out in the flavor. I may have waited too long to drink this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1313) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours cloudy dark amber with a thick, foamy khaki colored head. Aroma is citrus, floral, spicy pepper & pine. Big hop forward grapefruit start followed by biscut malt and mineral notes. Finishes dry citrus and big pine hop bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (186) - - MAR 14, 2015
Labeled 1/28/15, so I?m drinking it about 45 days post bottling. Giant foamy brownish white head. Dissipates really slowly. Lemon huge on the nose, refreshing. Hazelnut brown appearance with some red tones. Some wonderful hop note on the front with the body of a brown ale. This is interesting. In fact, I love this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trevor211 (1471) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Really confused about the fresh notes everyone else is mentioning. This bottle is stamped one month ago, and is devoid of fresh hop notes. Even tastes a little phenolic, like it was fermented too hot. Some pine resin in the background, but otherwise medicinal over too much malt. Really disappointed by this one.

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