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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper in color and big in taste, this robust well-balanced Amber Ale is the perfect yard work companion. Broken Rake’s noble hop finish elegantly balances the assertive malt overtones, making it a great way to welcome Autumn.

Malts:
2-Row Barley, Caramel, Carapils

Hops:
Hallertau Hersbrucker

ABV from 6.4% to 6.1% in 2007.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: dry earthy caramel malt aroma, touch of bread
Flavor: caramel malt flavor has a light sweetness offset by a light tartness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 3/10
Score: 4

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ewpitts (13) - , Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Mahogany in color, big body, strong carmel malt flavor- too much for my taste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
..Pours a dark ruby ... maple syrup color .. werthers original and metal spoon flavours .. pretty thin .. . not that offensive but offers nothing .. like a sweet slightly fuller messy bud american ale ..

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Unless we got a bum rake, I don’t think this one is worthy a 68 percent style. It was kinda like a weak brown with a lager aftertaste. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Copper pour with medium sized head. Caramel and nutty notes in the aroma. Flavor reminded me a lot of a brown ale, not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours a nice red/copper colour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel coming through, some dry leaves, some grain, floral notes some spice and soft fruit coming through as well. Tastes pretty malty, this is defiantly a malt first PNW brew. Soft fruits, caramel, apple, toffee, dried leaves, black pepper, nuttiness, and some musty notes. Sticky on the palate, a little heavy. I do appreciate the balance of hops, balance of sweetness, but this beer is not blowing me away.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Aroma is mainly caramel malt, with some hints of hops. Flavor is very malty, caramel and toffee. Hops come through a bit in the end. Mouthfeel is sticky and clings to the palate. Its an average autumn-type brew, although it may have a better taste when it is fresher.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Amber pour with a small white head. Malty nose. Flavor is malty, lightly sweet and smooth. Not bad, but rather unremarkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Poured an amber color with little to no head. Tasted of carmel malt flavors with little no hops. Very thin on the palate with somewhat of metallic finish. Could have been much better.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2009
bottle, A ruity peach aroma peasent along with some aluinum. Amber body with offf white head. Has some fruity fflavor but that is overpowered by a thicker malt presence. Filling brew don’t think this would be a good yark work beer for me.


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