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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A robust amber ale brewed with locally roasted, organic fair trade espresso. The espresso is a dark Sumatran blend, which adds a toasty character in the front palate. This plays nicely off the sweet malty flavors found on the back palate of this amber ale. * Espresso is Maine roasted in collaboration with local hand-crafted roaster Coffee by Design in Portland. * In partnership with Transfair, a non-profit that works towards giving farmers and farm workers a livable wage and supporting efforts to sustain environmental stewardship in the communities. * This is the first Fair Trade Certified™ beer brewed in the United States. http://www.peakbrewing.com/


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Craft beer advent calendar day 13. Pours a hazy copper with a small beige head and decent legs. Aroma is roasted malts, espresso, toffee, and earthy. Flavour is moderately bitter espresso/roasted malts/earthy hops, toffee, chocolate and a dry finish. Solid balance with the coffee, I’m curious how the coffee was added to this brew...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
BeerAdvent 2013 Day... Thirteen. Pours translucent deep amber off-white dissipating head. Nose is berry, caramel malt, paper, earthy coffee, earthy hops (hard to know the boundary between the two). Flavour is the same with the dirty Sumatran really kicking in mid-palate. The finish doesn’t clash but certainly swirls between the beer and coffee. Combining a pale ale with coffee always seems brazen to me, and I thought Sumatran wouldn’t work because it has such a distinctive dirty taste, but they’ve managed to pull it off. Not something I’d go out of the way for, but an impressive curiosity (notwithstanding the oxidization).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Advent Calendar. And, finally, one that is good. Actually, quite good. Excellent espresso flavour, nicely balanced. Reminds me of a lighter (in body) version of Yukon’s Espresso Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2603) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
12oz brown bottle. Red-brown in colour, thin whitish head. Big coffee nose with toffee sweetness. Taste of earth, coffee and chocolate. Finish has bitter coffee and earth and light hop tones. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated. A pleasant brew, nice twist to an amber ale with the coffee kick and extra abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (845) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Light amber and clear. Nice nutty coffee aroma. Taste is sweet with a bitter coffee, nuts and caramel. Interesting and enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Aroma is of coffee, malts, earth. Tastes of malts and toast with bold espresso flavors warming the mouth after. A beautiful, well balanced beer. Sumatra is one of my favorite types of coffee so that was a really nice nice bonus for taste and palate points.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A hazy copper brown color, not much for aroma, maybe subtle coffee notes. Taste has the coffee real subtle in the background which is nice for an amber. Some toffee and chocolate and biscuit as well. Maybe subtle licorice and some cardboard as well. Not impressed with this amber.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
CBAC day 13. Pours a clear amber color with a nice frothy and lacey brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate and tequila/alcohol. Flavor is coffee, light roasted malt, toffee, chocolate and a light bit of nuttiness. Overall this is a really well balanced coffee beer that has lots of flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Advent but forgot if 12 or 13. Dark amber with a light head. Aroma of a strong ale, a bit of molasses or toffee and alcohol. Flavour is coffee, roots and a metallic amber ale. Seems like a mix of beers rather than a real coming together of flavours. Kind of a winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (770) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a deep, hazy amber. Aroma is espresso, caramel malts, nuts. Flavour brings out sweet malts with some fruit, and espresso. Finishing with a subtle bitterness. A bit medicinal on the finish.


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