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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A German Dunkel inspired American Amber Lager with a signature hop aroma. This lager boasts a bit more malt backbone and overall character than most Amber Lagers out there today. It has an elegant copper color formed by mostly Munich malt, with the addition of gently balanced caramelized malts. When you add in a complex combination of noble hops, it enables our lager to be paired with a wide variety of food items and will really hit the spot on those Hot summer afternoons.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1162) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a murky, dark brown, with a small, beige head. Aroma of chocolate malt, cinnamon, and some burnt toast. Dry, chalky maltiness, slightly sweet, and light bitterness. Medium body, astringent, and grainy. Overall, this is a strange beer, but despite the oddness, its still fairly tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at West End Grill in Huntsville, Alabama. Very dark brown/ruby hue, small tan head, sweet but firm malty aroma, creamy texture, medium to strong malty flavor with a chocolate note, slightly bitter finish with slight astringency but still a quite good dark lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Tap at Hop City Birmingham. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, toast, and nutty malt and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, light hops and bitterness, clean with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4928) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Amber pour with a creamy white head and lace. Aroma of light malt and paper. Paper, light caramel malt, with a floral bitter finish. Thin and watery. ok

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drostj (103) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark, copper brown with a faint head. Faint roasted malt aroma. Taste has some hops, but more roasted malt with a hint of sweet and a slight bitter aftertaste. Slightly effervescent with a bit more body than a typical lager. This is more what I expect of an Amber than a lot of the beers labeled that way.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
magsinva (866) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from liquor express - pours clear brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is... Actually I got nothing, I can’t place it. Taste is bittersweet. Overall, meh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3370) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from liquor express. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Some unknown something on the nose. Fairly malty on the tongue. Clean finish. Solid example of style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Poured brown, almost ruby brown -- very dark for an amber. Big flavor and aroma for an amber. One of the two or three best I’ve had. Aroma and flavor were lots of caramel, touch of toffee and smoke, some diacetyl (but worked here), fairly hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coopeec (9) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2012 does not count
This is a good lager. Not much aroma, small head. Has a malty flavor with hints of caramel. Would order again. I’m looking forward to seeing what else comes out of this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1156) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pretty good for a lager. Sweet no aroma or head. I'll try again. Wish it had some aroma good for the rookie ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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