Pyramid Unfiltered Amber
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Boldly19 (1) - Sonoma, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Truly shocked to see all the low scores on this beer. First time I had it, it was labelled as "Happy Viking Ale" at the apply named Happy Viking pub in Marysville, CA. As smooth an ale Iíve ever tasted, great flavor and good finish. I went on quite a search trying to find this ale again, and finally tracked it down at the Pyramid Taproom in the Oakland Airport. I was not disappointed, and it was worth the wait.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at Embassy Suites, Sacramento. Billed as "Tower Bridge" Unfiltered Amber. Copper-brown with a light haze and a small ring of bubbles. Mild caramel and wheat grain nose. Taste is soured orange juice, toffee, toasted nut and bland wheat. Light-medium body has high carbonation and is fairly well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
I, for one, do not get the haters of this beer. It pours brown and cloudy. Aroma of bananas, and other fruits. Flavor is cidery, but also has notes of prune and raisin in there. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
baraciisch (2143) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Cloudy red brown in color... Not very aromatic... Malty flavor with cidery tones and minimal balance... Bit a terribly impressive beer, probably had better homebrews...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Sample at Burger Bar in Las Vegas (as "Burger Bar Amber"). The beer is a murky dark orange-amber color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruity with notes of musty malt. Medium, smooth body with a midly tart fruit character and pale malt and lightly bitter hops flavors. The finish is clean and lightly fruity with a short tart aftertaste. Just average overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - APR 5, 2008
Served at Outback Steakhouse under the moniker "Aborigine Amber" - Thin and sweet with a heavy dose of spice and a just a bit of sour hop leaf. Whaddya expect?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (7222) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2008
On draft at Horatioís restaurant in San Leandro, CA (12/27/07). I was told this was brewed by Horatioís by the wait staff and didnít think to ask more questions about it during my visit. Thanks to milo2 for clearing up the origin of this amber.

Pours amber with tan head. The aroma is mild and vaguely malty and not really much else. I struggled to pull that out of the nose. The taste begins with a bite of hops and a hint of metal. It quickly turns rich and malty with roasted malts mixed with some light dark fruity esters. The hops almost vanish into the finish leaving a maltiness and faint dark fruitiness into the brief after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Draught at Falling Rock. Pours hazy amber with an average, frothy, off-white, lasting head, good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, grain), light hops (flowers), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple and pear. Light bodied, thin texture, average duration, and a bitter finish. Short duration, light sweetness, acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tennisjoel (1185) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2006
I donít usually do this but I am rating this one from memory. Ordered this after work for a happy hour...it went under the house beer selection served at Kincaidís Steak House. My coworker commented how his beer looked different, given that he was not used to drinking unfiltered beers before. He wasnít going to drink it, but then after the waitress came back and explained that it was unfiltered, he ended up drinking it. What I remember is a typical amber ale flavor but some spices added. This was pretty refreshing after a long day of work.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
Draft. Had this one at the Oakland airport under the name of Jet Set Amber Ale. Cloudy, opaque amber about the color of fresh squeezed apple juice. Very mild aroma - almost nothing there - faint maltiness with a bit of spice. Flavor is sweet and spicy with a little hop bite and pepper in the finish. Full body ad gentle carbonation. Not bad.

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