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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5560) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
I was going to pass on this until I realized it was an alt - clear medium amber- moderate lace - the nose is initially all Munich richness - very pleasant until some light vegetal and metallic (copper) notes show up - slight bummer - flavor is crisp and biscuity up front, but also slightly husky - moderate toasty vienna and sweet munich maltiness through the middle before a medium dry, medium bitter finish - lingering grain husks - much like the kolsch, this has promise, but it is troubled by a handful of minor flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (5366) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle, a fitting follow-up to a Kölsch. Nose not stale but dank and a little vegetal, caramel with a heavy nutty component. Meaty. Pours a dark, hazy amber with a short beige head. Taste moderately dry with apparent Munich and nuts, caramel and light bitterness. Creamy fullish body. A little dulled, and not terribly successful w.r.t. a crisp lagery mouthfeel, but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Draught at the Gingerman NYC sept 2012. Clear dark amber beer with amlost no head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Spicy, fruity and hoppy flavour. A bit vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (1773) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 13, 2013
Light amber color, small foamy beige head, slight fruity aroma (strawberry?), hoppy sweet fruity taste, low carbonation, long finish. Enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Tap: hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, nutty with a light roast. Flavor is sweet with caramel, nutty and has a light bitterness that kicks in with the roast grain. Decent beer, nice flavor and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Draft at Tattooed Mom. Cloudy amber with a light foamy white head. Medium malt. Light toasted wheat flavors. Orange banana cookies. Some hop bite is present but not a major force. Reasonably full body for the style. Not too sweet. Smooth finish. Might be my palate right now but tastes good after a strong bitter stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbingham (69) - - OCT 2, 2012
Roasted notes but strong hop profile. Nutty notes on the palate. A bit of a metallic finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2451) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, some caramel, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Golden/amber beer with a small offwhite head. Malty toffee aroma, fruity, roasted, some hay. Malty vinous flavor, fruity, grapes, hay some spices. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Nuts, caramel, and pine hops in the aroma. Taste starts sweet and nutty, with a pretty heavy pine bitterness in the finish. Pretty heavy taste and finish for a 5% beer. OK, but not great.

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