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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our flagship beer is 5.5% alc. Deep amber in color, and slightly cloudy, this beer is remarkably smooth. We "dry-hop" this ale in the conditioning tank meaning fresh hops are added after fermentation to steep and add a subtle fruity nose. The yeast for this beer was custom created and cultured for us by a lab in Oregon, insuring a one-of-a-kind experience found in no other micro.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2297) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Got this from France 44 as an extra to my order. Aroma and appearance are average. Nice malty beer with some heft that doesn’t fade completely into sweetness. A little spice in their as well. A nice BBQ beer for summer in my book.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange color with some small floaters and a large creamy orange-white that left some lacing. The aroma was nutty caramel with undertones of butterscotch, wood and vague tangy fruits. The flavor was sweetish nutty caramel and light fruity hops. Long finish, medium body. Decent.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (3806) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
From a bottle. Yea, fruity almost floral aroma, sweet like some flowers and olfactory goes cloying aftera few moments. Cloudy light iced tea color. Strong malty initial alky flavors. Smooth on the palate, very little co2. If this is a amber ale, its a little different fer sure. Difficult at times for this lager lover. Finish is a little tuff to deal with.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2011
The Dan Journal #454. Tasted 2/26/11. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a golden amber hue. Off-white head. Aromas of caramel sweet breads and toasty malts. Medium to full bodied with a nice caramel malty sweetness, off-set by soapy citrus hops. This was tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber color with a soft tight soapy head that fades. Aroma is minimal malt and yeast. Taste is smooth subtle malt and leave a spice herbal hop finish. Palate is thin and yet creamy and finishes dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
deep amber but not cloudy, effervescent bubbles, thick creamy head. A nice malty, caramel aroma, would have liked a little hop aroma though. Nice malty flavor, a hint of citrus hop flavor. Medium body, slight hop bitter finish. Interesting, didn’t know this is what am American Amber was supposed to be like, but this one is close to spot on per the BJCP.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (2947) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops and caramel. Tastes of malt and citrus with a nice balance of hops. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2010 On draught at the hotel bar in Rochester, MN. The beer is an orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt and caramel along with a bit of hops. The finish is short and malty. Average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - JUL 14, 2010
bread, hay, citrus, dough, cheese, banana, golden, amber, minimal head, clear, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, flat,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
On tap
This was the best offering at a banquet. With someone else picking up the tab I opted to get a 12 ounce pour. For a run of the mill brewery this was a decent amber ale. I would not go out of my way to track down a six pack but for a sessionable beer to pair will with a solid meal it hit the spot.

Aroma / Appearance - The oak body was the color of wet wood drying after a recent flood. Smelling like caramelized hard candy the malt profile was sweet and chewy. Balanced and smooth it was not very assertive. I almost forgot about it while eating dinner.

Flavor / Palate - Balsa wood, caramel, and malt balls tickle the senses. The impression leaves a faint mark on the throat. Light and hoppy I thought of cherry pie extract thinned down 50% with distilled water. It does not set itself apart but this is not bad for a brewery that has to compete with the likes of New Glarus Spotted Cow and Fat Squirrel.


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