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Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale (2011-)

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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2011+. New recipe for Chronic. Lower alcohol and dry hopped.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
one of the more relaxing amber ales i’ve had. nice citrus and hop notes, has a nice full body. a very relaxing, refreshing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vjohans (474) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
Can from ølbutikken caramel, cereal, chocolate, grass, roasty, orange, amber, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, really nice taste and body considering the ABV

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1265) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a light sweet malt aroma. Taste is dry, minor hop flavor, with a slight sweetness of caramel. Easy drinking amber ale that lacked complex flavors.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
marcogrind (100) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 18, 2015
Amber, flat, aroma is caramel and esters, some yeast and citric notes too. Taste similar. Sweet, unbalanced

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (8324) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Can, not sure where I picked this up, it may have been at the Junkyard, Nottingham. Consumed at Truck Festival, Steventon, Oxon, Friday 17th July 2015 Hugely disappointing beer that did very little for me at all. Amber in colour with some haze, a white sticky head atop. A touch fruity and malty but you know there was very little going on here, not great. A6 A3 T5 P3 Ov11 2.8

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3238) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
Canned American amber ale from one of the five (if I’m not mistaken) Pizza Port brewpubs in California, the first of which started making craft beer in addition to selling pizzas in 1992 and therefore widely regarded as pioneers in the nineties craft beer boom, not to mention the company gave rise to Port Brewing and Lost Abbey in 2006. Relatively young (four months) sample of 50 cl. Coarse, off-white head consisting of fairly large bubbles and therefore not retaining very well, breaking open in instants but leaving a thin rim around the edges of the tasting glass; colour is indeed perfectly orangey amber, clear with not much fizz. Primarily malt sweet aroma, with hints of toast and caramel, an unfortunate presence of H2S (sewer water) and some cooked red cabbage, but luckily some more redeeming impressions too becoming stronger as these two odours fade away: tulips, marmelade, honey, a lot of peach, bubblegum, walnut, overripe mango, mashed banana, grass, weeds - I’d say almost ’Belgian’ odours; unfortunately I get very little of the dry-hopping advertized above. Sweetish onset, restrainedly fruity with hints of peach, some banana and gooseberry, soft carbo as expected, sourish red berry touch; smooth and slick mouthfeel, flavour profile dominated by caramel malt sweetness, biscuity too, with a clear toasted accent in the end; finish is a simple continuation of this caramelly and lightly toasted malt sweetness, a bit nutty, with a relatively late, peppery, floral and subtly resiny hop bitterness, drying a bit, but far less than I hoped for, so that simple, juicy, caramelly malt sweetness is your last impression after you swallow, with a somewhat watery effect and a certain metallic ’zing’, though there is also a kind of ginger-like spiciness to it, albeit very, very subtle, as well as a certain ’powdery’ yeastiness in the last sips. Almost reminds me of a soft, thin, sweetish ’spéciale belge’ à la Palm Spéciale: an amber ale alright, but lacking in American hop character (or character altogether). Perhaps Pizza Port’s cans do not travel well, I can imagine this has more crispness and a more lively hop bouquet when fresh. The only way to find out, is to visit one of Pizza Port’s brewpubs, I guess... In this form, this is among the poorest canned craft beers I had so far, I did not enjoy this as much as I hoped I would.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cervmagpt (415) - PORTUGAL - JUL 16, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 19A). Can 47 cl - Batch 03/03/15. AROMA: caramelized malt aroma predominant, masking a faint citric hop presence. faint esters present. APPEARANCE: ambar color and translucent. thin ivory head with low retention. TASTE: very low malt flavour with caramel notes. slight oxidation present. low bitterness with a slight sweet and caramelly finish. PALATE: low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: an amber ale without the presence of hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Can, thanks SirLimpsalot. Amber with a white head. On the sweet side with light hops, malt, caramel, grass and some grapefruit. Medium bitter and with fairly light body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (1071) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2015
Can from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear brown amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malt, sweet notes. Sugar and caramel. Taste: good malt taste with nice sweet sensation. Not so persistent. Good bitterness and sweet finish. Aftertaste: sweet, malt and bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirLimpsalot (2668) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
@ Basunen 15-7-11: ganska blek. Små maltiga toner annars inte mycket att hänga i julgran.


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