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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A malty amber ale, brewed with 2-row barley malt, caramel malt, and malted wheat, and four different varieties of hops, for a smooth, balanced flavor. The perfect apres ski refreshment, or for any time you want to relax and warm up during the colder months to come.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Copper colored. Staleish hop aroma (weedy goldings? what are these) Some wheaty and crystal sweet malt aromas. Medium bodied and moderately malty at first with some hoppiness, but quicky shifting to a watery metallic mess. This is rather bizzarre. Very pschizophrenic beer experience.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
pours a brownish goldish amber with minimal white lacy head. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with undertones of berries and pine needles. Flavor is very rough, abrasive and bitter with very minimal actual flavor. Overall, smells much better than it tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Deep copper body with a rocky ecru head, this has a rich malt aroma, slightly nutty, and earthy hops - with a touch of the floral. The flavor is a light caramel malt with a Brazil nut bitterness to balance it out. The finish is abrupt, a slight smacking of hop bitterness, then it’s over. Decent enough.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Sparkling copper, creamy khaki colored head. Caramel, light spice, and metallic nose, with a very light cherry, toasted nut and earth tone upon further warming. Flavor was the same, ok balance, but pretty boring overall. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, light spicy hop finish. This could be so much more...it’s not.....

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1210) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Paid $1.20 for a 12-oz single bottle. Pours cloudy amber brown with no head. I mean none. Thin aroma of malt and dishsoap (no, there’s no residue from my glass, because my glass has not been washed with soap in quite a long time). Bland flavor. Nutbrown like with a strange bitter lingering finish that isn’t all that pleasant. Ehh, why a plain amber for a winter seasonal anyway?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 6, 2005
dark brown ale, very hoppy with a little malt. bit of an aftertaste(hoppy). the palate is sweet with a little nut. head is slightly creamy white.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2005
(Bottled on 10/25/05, Lot# 1804) A malty grainy nose lies beneath an off-white head that is thin and long lasting. The palate is slightly sweet and nutty with an earthy hop bitterness. As the beer warms an English like hop aroma becomes clear. This beer/style is very light for a typical winter beer; it reminds me of what would have been considered a heavy hitter 8 to 10 years ago.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
waveman352 (178) - Glens Falls, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2005
bottle9/27/05. Pours a thin off-white head. Very hoppy bitter aroma with secents of flowers. Sweet original taste with a blandish finish. Thin bodied. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Dark amber body with decent head. Aroma and flavor were both of a mild licorice. Hops blended in near the finish. Smooth on the palate, decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Poured reddish amber with a nice tan head. Very nice head retention. Smell had cranberry, brown sugar, berry and caramel. Caramel and courant are effective in the taste. A bit unbalanced at times but tasty. Solid brew but I have had better Amber Ales.


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