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Nine G Wingman Amber Ale

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Formerly brewed at Nine G Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Ale
South Bend, Indiana USA

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wingman Amber is a well-balanced, medium-bodied, easy-drinking craft brew. It starts with superb hop aromas, is followed by enjoyable sweet malt and caramel flavors, and ends in a smooth, balanced finish.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Pours dark red with a pinkish head. Smells of sweet malt with some fruity hints. Tastes of sweet malt and very vegetal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Say whatever you will about Nine G, but these guys did put out 4 different bottle-conditioned beers in an attempt at serious quality. And they really did not do a bad job - their beers are all of at least passable quality, and I’ve had enough of them to know, as they brewed the beer in a building that has been in my family for years!

On to the beer...well, it is a malty sucker from the get go, with brown sugar and maple components. Unfortunately in this aged bottle there is some diacetyl too. Good job with some late bitterness balancing the whole thing out. Body is very nice and creamy; certainly not thin. An easy drinking well-balanced amber ale - typical for the style it is a little boring.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Had this beer on 6/13/2006. Aroma is a mild roasted scent with a hint of skunk to it. Color is a nice deep amber with good carbonation and tight head. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down smooth with a sweet feel. Finish comes on with a sweet caramel malt flavor backed by a good bitterness and ending with a mild hop flavor. Overall its just as they describe it to be. Its a well rounded brew with a nice rich feel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with shigadeyo (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted nuts, caramel, and earthy. Tastes of caramel, toasted malts, and very light citrus (oranges).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
5/31/2007: Wingman Amber Ale is amber in color with an even haze/cloudiness throughout. There is a generous amount of visible carbonation and a puffy biege head that slowly disappears. A medium maltiness and some caramel is present in the aroma. The flavor has some toast, caramel, and a balancing bitterness. There are alos hints of nuts and weak chocolate later on. The bitterness seems a bit stronger in the finish as well. The beer has a medium body and average palate. It is a little chewy up front but thins out over time. So-so overall, but I probably woundn’t have it again which is okay since Nine G Brewing Company is now out of business and this beer is no longer made! 12 oz bottle. Alc by Vol 5.3%

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Dark golden color, a bit of lacing. Earthy undertones in both aroma and flavor. Hops come through the maltiness. Reasonable ale and the label is cool.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2007
not their best offering, its pretty much just your typical craft amber. mild hops, malty flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2007
This pours an amber/copper body with a dincus head that soon devolves into a ring. The faint aroma is of caramel, some fresh apples, and a trace of floral hops. The hops come forward in the flavor, but not quite enough to liven up the drab caramel taste. Drinkable.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Copper, almost orange tint. Caramel aroma with hints of hops. A little bitter at the start with a sweet caramel finish. Very good amber in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light coppery amber, with a thin off-white head. Very good lacing on the glass. A bit of hops in the aroma. The flavor is a interesting blend of a lot of malts with a bit of hops to even out the score. Very drinkable amber ale.


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