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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An amber ale with a ruby hue, fresh hop aroma, rich malt body and a complex palate.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
Amber, with a bubbly, uneven head. Slightly phenolic, with caramel, plums and some underlying nuttiness. Apples. Earthy malt palate - apple, plum, some wood, bitter chocolate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2005
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear light copper body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, biscuit/toast, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, peach, light pepper. Watery light-medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours lightly ruddy copper with a foamy beige head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor is sweetish, fruit, and possibly some not very bitter hop. But the components work really well, and the result is more tasty than most ambers. I can image this turning into Gale’s Prize Old Ale after many years. Probably not gonna happen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 09/13/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet bready caramel malt aroma, light floral hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of bready character, well balanced with plenty of earthy bitterness, lingering bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10147) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
Dark amber ale with a white head. Malty aroma with red licorice notes. Funky malt with fruity esters, butterscotch and nutty notes, oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and toffee. Malty. Lighter tastes of caramel, toffee and a little earthy. Thinner body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
Fruitiness in aroma and finish, thought it to be like a pale. Aggressive carbonation detracts. Evaporating foam on amber-orange body. Drinkable but would be better me thinks as a cask.Fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Pale amber beer, thin head. Aroma is very fruity with lots of cherry/berry over a soft pale malt character. A little bit crackery with a light earthy hoppiness along the back. It seems a bit too sweet, but it’s not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle from the Beer Yard. Poured dark brown/blackish (great ruby color through light), with 2-finger, creamy off-white head. Aroma fo corn flakey malt, some almonds, cinnamon, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. The palate was medium in heft and notably complex. This is one of my favorite examples of a fairly bland and boring style. This one is very good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Deep copper amber color with a lightly lacing off-white head. Aroma is dry with a touch of caramel malt. Body starts thin and fizzy with an attempt at smoke and mild caramel. Finishes dry and effervescent with some faint hops and roasted malt.


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