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RATINGS: 91   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10959) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours a clear amber with a decent off-white head. Aromas of honey, malt and a little hop. Medium body with sharpish carbonation that turns creamy. Flavor is caramel, nutty and some bitter. Seems fairly balanced. Rather crisp, apparently with grassy hop.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle shared by Butters at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, bread), light hops (earthy), and clean lager character with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, toast, bread), light hops (earthy), and clean lager character with notes of dates. Medium body and carbonation, light warmth and a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle… Clear, textbook amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Very nice retention. Nutty, malty, toffee aroma. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor leans just a touch on the sweet side of balance – toffee, nuts, biscuit, sufficient hops. Finishes lightly sweet and biscuity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8458) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bomber shared by Butters at Butters Slutfest 2.0, Richmond, VA, 4.23.11. Pours a hazy brownish tan color with a thin creamy head. Fair head retention and lacing. Malty caramel aroma with a tart finish. The taste is caramel, toffee and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
Tap at Hamilton’s. Clear light amber beer. Aroma is of herbal hops, very light fruity esters and a soft toasty/herbal maltiness. Fairly nutty palate with a touch of dusty herbal hoppiness. It’s got all of the right characteristics, but it’s a bit on the thin side. Soft bitterness, fairly clean tasting. OK, but not among the better interpretations.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
Draught Good off-white head over hazy amber-gold beer. Malt, lightly coloured malts, green hops (and not EU ones). Sulphur-y. Faint bitterish-toasted flavour. Hops are in evidence, but not really in balance with the main malt flavour. Warming up, sulphur gone, in exchange for nice nutbread flavour. Aftertaste is surprisingly dry-bitterish, some hopoils that are not bad. BIt sticky. Deserving, but still... I think somebody ought to catch the trolley to Düsseldorf, instead of USA-written cookbooks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC, on January 30, 2012
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Fruity, sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Fruity, hoppy, malty scent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Sample at the brewery. It is a good altbier. Overly hopped but in a good way. Unexpectedly good.


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