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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Dusseldorf-Style Altbier. Our Amber ale is a wonderful compromise between the light and refreshing, and dark and full-flavored beers available today. Our Amber is clean, and like our Blonde ale, exhibits a crisp, lager-like character. The firm bitterness is balanced by the sweet, caramel and nutty malt character provided by the generous use of Munich, Vienna, and Pilsner malts. 43 IBU


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1170) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
April 27th, 2012 - As I moved down Mission Brewery’s tasting list from blonde to brunette, I detected a distinct decline in quality. This was paired with being denied water (bottled water was available at a price, though), as well as some more-than-tipsy folks bumping our table somewhat regularly in the pursuit of a high action shuffle board game. The environment may have conditioned my reaction to the Amber in front of me, but I am skeptical. Chocolate brown, and with a light head, it gives off an aroma of cashews and nuts, and dotted with a light maltiness. On the plus side, it features a robust hoppiness, giving it a flavorful edge that a lot of ambers lack. But the aftertaste is abrupt and short, and most of the rest of the flavor is dominated by pistachios, especially in the aftertaste where the hops retires, leaving the unappetizing solitude of off-tastes and nut flavors. Another excuse for the negative tasting may be at the Amber followed the much heavier and fuller flavored Hefeweizen. Whatever the case, this is, for a brief moment, an tasty amber, before swiftly collapsing into a heap of unpleasant flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/22/2011. Clear copper body with a small off white head. Sweet toast and caramel aroma. Sweet toast, grassy, and light caramel flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Herbal stale malt aroma. Deep amber colour poor head and lacing. Stale malt hop flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (15-Dec-13) Light sweet toffee malt aroma. Brown amber colour, low head and suds lacing. Sweet simple malt and spice flavour. Light fruit malt and spicy finish and toffee light roast aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oscbert (1116) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
~Bready aroma with caramel and toffee, raisin and chocolate. ~Pours a murky amber color with lasting small brownish white head. ~Bready flavor with strong raisiny woody notes that I dont really care for in this beer. Light caramel, earthy hops. Not very well balanced. ~ Medium bodied with medium CO2, Lingering raisiny woody finish. ~ There s some kind of mat or a certain mixture of malts that I dont care for. Could use some more hops to balance it out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamP01 (611) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours a dark copper amber with a large lasting creamy beige head. Aroma and taste is of toasted caramel malt and grains, some grass notes, mildly fruity with a bitter finish on the end. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. The finish is the same as taste with a good sweet toasted caramel malt and nutty flavor and a bitter ending for balance. Nothing really standout but overall a good drinking brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, slight grass, hints of spice. Taste is a mix of red fruits, slight caramel, toffee, spicy yeast, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Good amber ale on tap at the brewery in san diego, i liked this, nice sweet rich beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Nice hops and malt balance in the nose, but it and the foam disappears quickly. Very nice clear dark reddish brown colour. Initial taste has the hops up front. Toasty malt follows and lingers into the finish. Turns a bit bitter after other flavours have gone. Very nice So-Cal take on the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2013
12oz bottle picked up at Wilburs in CO
Pours clear dark golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, dusty and bready. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, earthy with a mild bitterness
A decent amber


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