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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A full-bodied amber ale with a rich, smooth flavor, just the right balance of hops and notes of caramel and toffee.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 12 oz., bb Aug 08. Clear dark copper with a ruby tinge and a small, creamy head that lasts and laces well. Aroma of earth-spiced molasses, tea leaf and caramel. Flavor is grain, molasses, tea leaf, biscuit, light apple, toasted nut and some slight resin on the finish. Light-medium body is smooth and lightly hop-tingly. This is a very good example of an English style premium bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to jrob_21. Pours a copper color with thin off-white head which dissipated almost immediately. Smell is roasty malt and nutty. Taste is malt and nutty with a little sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium-to-thin with some carbonation and a slight bitterness to it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (5087) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle (from jrob_21, iirc). Musty, woody funk aroma, I’d have called it hops if I didn’t know the brewer’s house flavor. Lesser caramel and toffee, and medium-strength waves of this great tea leaf tone. Mahogany pour with a soapy tan head. Malty, toffee-heavy taste, lightly sweet and earthy with mild carbonation on a medium-light body. Faint (macro-level) bitterness. Flourish of citrus (lemon) toward the end. Little bit of a chalky residue, but not much. Nice little toasty session, nuanced and gentle and corresponds well as the American session to the English bitter - you learn to appreciate it more with volume.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2008
On tap; amber in color with a medium sized white head. Aroma of caramel malt and flowers. Flavor was similar; toffee and caramel with a slight hop finish. Some sweetness and grass also. About average for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle. Whoa, it is weird how cloudy this is. It’s like reddish milk. I guess I was really expecting a filtered ale to come out of this bottle. There’s a nice looking head on this one. Nose is musty, non-descript. Some mild biscuits and obvious papery hops. Upon sipping, I find this to be sweeter than expected. Now, it certainly is not overly sweet but is rather pleasing in a way similar to honey. I don’t get a lot of hops anywhere in taste. Another surprise is the amount of vinous quality in the finish. Again, it isn’t overwhelming (nothing on this beer is, truth to tell) but it is a definite nod at grapes. Much like their pale ale, this is a standard amber ale with little, very subtle tweaks that make it almost interesting. It’s not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Another very run of the mill amber ale. It tells me something when the first bottled offerings to come out of a brewery are pale ale, amber ale, golden ale, brown ale, etc. DO SOMETHING EXCITING.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2008
pours amber. yeasty aroma, very faint hop flavor lingering bitterness on the finish. This beer is rather boring...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized, white head. Smell: Very vague malt aroma with a hint of hops. Taste: Mild malt presence, at best. Subtle sweetness. No more than a hint of bitterness. Then it’s gone! Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Pretty basic; there’s just not much character to this thing at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Amber is spot on for a name. Somewhat sweet taste, with malt. Light hop finish. Really simple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle thanks to badnloose. Pours an amber color with a small white head that quickly disappears. Flavor is that of sweet fruits and a sweet malt base. Carbonation was just about right with this beverage.


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