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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A full-bodied amber ale with a rich, smooth flavor, just the right balance of hops and notes of caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Walter. Thanks Walter!
Aroma: The nose is slightly sweet and leans more towards the malt. There is some biscuit, a touch of caramel, spicy hops, and a little light brown sugar.
Appearance: It pours a crystal clear deep amber color with a small, frothy, off-white head. Decent head retention and spotty lacing left behind.
Taste: The taste is actually on the dry and bitter side, quite a contrast from the nose. The malt is there, but mainly for body and a slight biscuit note. Those spicy hops are back and bring a touch of almost aspirin like bitterness.
Palate: To say this brew is dry is an understatement. It will suck all the moister right out of your mouth. Light to medium body with slightly softer than average carbonation leading to a dry, noble hop finish.
Overall: Not a bad amber ale. This one has a bit more character than your average amber and shares some characteristics with it’s lager cousins. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Aroma has bready malts and slight skunkiness. Flavor is bready with hint of brown ale style, but mostly watery and metallic in the finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
tap at natty. Pours a medium to deep amber copper with a thin head. Aroma is a bit solventy, toast, caramel biscuit and sharp crystal malts- light hops. Flavor is floral biscuit, toffee, sharp crystal orange zesty hops, solvent and a weak tannic astringent finish. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2009
This is one of my standbys. Solid malt backbone supports a lightly bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, this brew pairs with most pub grub well. Aroma shows toffee and an earthy hop floral note. Pours a deep copper with a resilient off-white head. English style ale yeast seems to add the main character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4046) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle shared by Taylor. A pretty middle of the road amber. Easy drinking, but the flavor lacks any depth. Light hops and malt and some cardboard and metal too!! Not terrible, but I’d just assume have a pbr for half the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Nice amber pour with a medium sized yellow hued head. The aroma is dominated by sweet hops and caramel malts. The beer is much lighter then expected, and much higher carbonation than I like. The flavor is as expected from the aroma, but much more mild than expected too. This might be a great hot weather beer. But on a cool night is is OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Light malt and not much more on the nose. Very little hint of caramel malt and not much bitter. A tad foamy but not thin. Pretty good aa, I should have had it as my second beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle on 09/01/2008. Clear amber body with a large frothy tan head that quickly diminishes. Caramel and earthy malt aroma with some earthy and floral hop hints. Sweet caramel and earthy malt flavors, some cherrios and some earthy and floral hops and a very mild bitter finish that rapidly dissipates. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours amber with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma of caramel and malts. Nice caramel and toffee flavors come through, with a good balance of malts and hops. Lighter mouthfeel than expected but not necessarily in a bad way. Good amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of Butters shared with Maniac. Caramelized malts with slight fruitiness, cereal grain, and floral hops. Mostly clear amber golden with small white head. Nice tea like hop flavor with light caramel, cereal, and no fruit in flavor. Light body and mouthfeel. Dry finish with touch of residual bitterness. Nice example of an amber.

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