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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our amber-colored ales has a rich malty flavor, a smooth and a hoppy aroma and finish. It is brewed with a large amount of Crystal Malts which are roasted longer to add flavor and color in this ale. Named in recognition and memory of Sonomaís New Albion Brewing Company, which opened in 1976 and was the first commercial micro-brewery since Prohibition.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber almost brown color. Medium head. Taste is a rich malty flavor with a hoppy tasting aftertaste. Aroma leans to the hoppy side.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bule (690) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a reddy brown color without much head. Full malt flavor other a slight harshness. Mild hops.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Paired really well with their chicken wrap for lunch. Really nice Nobel hop aroma, great Carmel malt notes. Very smooth beer! Nice malt to hop balance. I usually donít enjoy Ambers but this had to be my favorite! Clear, thin head, good lacing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a clear and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall this is an average beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel and light citrus. Flavour is caramel, toffee and light citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
Hazy red amber with a lasting off-white head. Sweet toffee and fruity aroma with peach notes. Sweet malty flavour with a fruity touch and a husky, drying finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bomber bought 2 days ago pours with an explosively tall light tan head and amber body. The aroma is dusty and acidic with some roasted malts and nuttiness off in the background. Iím a bit worried that giving this a try will wreck my palate with a possible acidic infection. Ok, it isnít too bad after I let it sit out for a while. I get some tartness and dustiness that moves into some yeast flavors and textures. It also begins to unveil roasted malts, some sweet nuttiness and a bit of chocolate showing up in the after taste. Why canít bottle shops shore this stuff cold?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4767) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2011
1 pt 6 oz bottle purchased @Kihoskh, KÝbenhavn. A coarse big-bubbled beige head, atop a dark orangey-amber body. A fine fruitiness and notes of creamed caramel to the nose. Taste is crisp semi-dry light caramelized malts. A fair amount of fruity flavoring hops, gentle bitterness. Easy on the palate, almost creamy. Light-bodied. Soft malty and light fruity endnotes. Easy drinking. Sessionable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marvid (45) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
Brown/yellow colour with a small but creamy head. Smells of citrus, toffe and sour berrys. Thick but weak. Complex tastes but quite watery. Honey and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
Pours deep murky brown with a light beige head. Not too appealing, I like my brown ales a bit clearer. The aromas are rich though, chocolate, honey, raisins and other dried fruits is very present. Caramel, toffee and sweet liquorice is also noticeable. The nose have a hoppy background of citrus and grapefruit. The body is pretty light, a lot lighter then expected after those aromas. Complex malt flavours is dominating in the taste and its quite nutty. Finishes with a soft bitterness. I canít help too think of this as a brown ale, there is something about the balance that is not right here. A good beer but not amazing.


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