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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Red amber in Color, Flagship Ale has malty, nut like flavor derived from a blend of malted barley, wheat, Yakima and European hops. Smooth and well-balanced.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottled. Pours a reddish amber with a lacy yellow-tan head. Floral and citrus hops in the nose, along with the malt. Somewhat watery body with medium carbonation. Some nuts and toffee in the taste. Dry and somewhat bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7929) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
Draught Slightly hazy red-foxy beer with telltale full whipped cream nitrokeghead. Bitterish, and just a slight bit bready. Whiff of diacetyl. Woody bitterness in the taste, going over in hops. Not very assertive pale & coloured malts underneath. Deceptive creamy feel from the nitro hides a rather watery texture. Well, ho-hum ale. The "Alt" moniker is totally usurped.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 21, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Okay, so this isnít the best red ale Iíve ever tasted, but itís still quite good. A fairly caramely and sweet malt flavor is balanced by floral, moderately bitter, lightly citrusy hoppiness. The nose isnít all that aromatic, but itís dominated by the caramely malt, plus the floral hops has moderate presence. Standard medium body, but thereís a nice creaminess and slightly oily mouthfeel for a smooth and soft palate. Medium amber and slightly hazy in appearance, the beer is covered, at least initially by an off-white and finely bubbled head. The head fades to a wide ring surrounding a few wisps in the center. Lacing is sporadic, but at least present on the glass. Not as good as the Dark (Amber) Ale, but itís definitely more than just a generic and boring American red ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2005
This beer pours a clear reddish amber color with a thin white head and a small degree of lacing. The aroma smells like your average red with hints of grains, malt, nuts and vegetables. Flavor-wise this was extremely bland...cottonmouth dry finish...hints of citrus and very weak malts. Dry grassy mid-sip, slightly acetic. Mild carbonation with a small amount of prickliness. Seriously...what the hell was this beer all about? Very little flavor, bitter and dry. I was not very impressed....leave it on the shelf.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle Pours a hazy red-amber with a small dish water head. Lacing was actually very persistant and dense. Light malts in the aroma with a bit of a hop bite. Decent feel and a mild flavor overall. A session bero I supose and nice but not special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle: Deep amber, large off-white frothy head, attractive lacing, soft carbonation.   Pale malt aroma, slightly floral, but also a dash of butter.   Somewhat dirty malt profiler, a bit biscuity.   Moderate body, medium mouthfeel that is nearing the thin side.   Clean finish, but the flavor falls off quickly.   Tiz okay, somewhat light tho.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Eh, itís not bad, but nothing great at all... Pours a redish-orange with a decent head and some nice lace. Aroma is sweet with a bit of citrus. Flavor is typical Amber except it has a bit of a metalic aftertaste. Nice malt profile, though, and well balanced. Palate goes over the "mineral" to the "slightly metalic," yet creamy. Overall, itís not bad but there are many better.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2004
on tap at the jolly roger. another american amber ale. fizzy, amber, sweet, lightly nutty, not a lot of bitterness, just like all the others

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Cloudy reddish amber colour. mild carmel malt nose. Smooth malt fore taste to mild hop atfer

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Are you kidding me? This beer is fabulous! Nice sour malt aroma. Red amber in color with quick head. Filtered. The flavor is fantastic - and all over the place - sweet cherries, wheat and nuts, balanced with PacNW hops. Easy drinking with a nice crisp apple finish. Great brew! props to Andreí!


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