philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 Pyramid Ales--Broken Rake Amber Ale
2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear bright rich copper amber color with bronze hints. Floral fruit malt front. Fruity body with rich sweet malt flavor. Tasty with clean finish. Sampled 8/16/2000.
2001 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Rich and crisp with decidedly Oktoberfest flavor. Clear rich bright amber color. Fruity malty mild hop front. Medium body is malty,fruity, and dry sweet. Belgian hint? Ends with mild biscuit ESB hop notes. Sampled 10/12/2001.
2002 B New Block Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear rich thin bright amber red color like turning leaves. Floral fruit hop aroma. Light banana ester notes. Thin rich body with sweet caramel ester fruit flavor. Toasted biscuit hints. Clean citrus end. Sampled 10/24/2002.
2002 A New Top Old Bottom Label 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Cloudy rich dark bright amber color. Floral fruit mild hop front. Light head. Medium lace. Thin smooth sweet fruit body. Creamy mild citrus hop end. Yeast ester, toasted bisquit notes. Too fruity. Sampled 10/21/2002.
Broken Rake Seasonal Amber Ale 2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Slightly hazy rich amber color. Light mild lace head. Floral fruity mild yeast hop front. Sweet thick fruity caramel body. Tangy yeast toasted doughy hints. Sweet mild citrus hop end. Rich. Too fruity. Sampled 10/12/2003.
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Broken Rake Seasonal Amber Ale--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV--24 IBU’s. (4.25 /5.0) Amber Ale--Fest. Tan rich tight lacy head. Clear bright thin dark rich amber color. Mild fruit hop malty front. Creamy mellow sweet toasted caramel mild fruit malty body. Mild tangy hop cloying malty clean smooth Fest end. Sampled 8/15/2007.
2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV--24 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Fest. Rich lacy dense head. Clear rich bright amber color. Malty toasted mild hop front. Rich mild creamy crusty toasted caramel mellow amber fruit hint malty body. Smooth clean easy refreshing mild hop spice mild sweet malty end. Rich malty Fest Amber. Sampled 8/17/2008. 6-Pack--$6.99.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was very impressed by this beer. Very good balance, malty and hoppy. A very good example of the style. I think this is an excellent ’gateway’ beer for the Budmilloor’s crowd.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I definitely like this one. One of my acquisitions from Corral Liqors. Very Good. I like Ambers. I've bought and tried three Pyramid Products. Of the three this is the best. Would I recommend it? You bet!!! Hint of caramel and bitter flavor. Very nice.
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color- deep amber.
Aroma- extremely malty.
Wonderfully malty; Yummy; Very satisfying; liquid bread.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
User_ex is right about the pine and floral notes. A fairly sweet and non-bitter amber ale that’s suitable for easy summer drinking. A real malt-fest, here.
jennajlover (107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper and clear, nice hop pres. great use of malts very powerfull for an amber, Great palate, no bad aftertaste just nice lingering malts
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good version of an amber ale. nice copper color with malty aroma.
Kwiskwis (11) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great seasonal from Pyramid. The palate is smooth and robust. I drink it like water after I mow the lawn for the last time in October... It is sometime on tap at the brewery across from Safeco field in Seattle. Great to pound a few back on a Saturday afternoon and watch the mariners play.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep cooper color, medium head. Robust malt flavor, slightly sweet malts. Very slight hop flavor. Nice balance. Great taste, smooth. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter.
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good fall brew. Drink this outside watching the leaves change and you will be in heaven.