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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An English style special amber ale. This ale’s full body imparts a distinctive malty, robust palate and fruity bouquet. Brewed from pale malted barley, Munich, crystal, carastan and a touch of chocolate malts, Pacific Northwest hops, water and ale yeast.

Editor’s Note: Production moved to Glacier Brewing in Polson, MT in 2005, continued together with Flying Dog in Colorado and then Flying Goose in Maryland, MD as well in 2006. Entire production moved to City Brwery in WI in the summer of 2007. In 2009 the production was moved to Olde Saratoga in NY, Butte Creek in CA and Weston, MO.

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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle. Very dark amber color, slightly cloudy, with an off white head. Aroma is metallic and slightly sour. Some hops and malt come through as well. Taste is pretty offputting. Sweet, salty, and metallic, with something else I can’t quite figure out. Very bitter towards the end. Slick texture, light body. Not a big fan of this.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
A decent amber. Pour a nice bright red with very little head. Smells and tastes pretty malty. Had in the bottle at Warehouse Cafe.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 6, ’12 Poured from 12 ounce bottle into pint glass A: Sweet caramel malt and floral hops A: Amber in color with big tan head and bubbles through out T: Initially crisp then caramel malts and then a hoppy finish that sticks around P: Medium body with heavy carbonation O: Nothing really stands out as exceptional, but it would be a good session beer. Decent beer. I don’t know if anything about it really stands out to me, but it is one that would be a good session beer for most folks.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sitzds (286) - - AUG 24, 2013
Pale brown. Raisin, chocolate, sweet malt aroma. Chocolate and biscuit flavors. Velvety carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Clear, deep red-amber with a short tan cap. Scent is sharp caramel. Taste is caramel over a slight, vague bitter... Tea-like with a bit of maltiness. Average, at best.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Stevedam (3) - Stuyvesant, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
From bottle. Too much carbonation. Very hard to drink. Had to dump it. Disappointed as I wanted to try this dark beer. Beer actually had foam coming out of the bottle while it sat on a table. Weird. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SODAK14 (278) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Nice dark amber color pour wih a samll head. Decent brew but nothing spectacular in any phase. I might give this one another chance as I only had one bottle. Not the best...not the worst.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
A standard cheap six-pack in the midwest with slightly more character than, say, Michelob Amber. A bit of an unfair comparison since this beer is more flavorful and "crafty" than your usual gas station and supermarket brew, but that’s more or less the level at which to set expectations for a generic, malty but decently lively brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a smaller class at the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, Calif. About 1 ˝ fingers of head. Color was a beautiful reddish brown, maybe mahogany. Good-looking film on the sides. Healthy and long lasting. Smelled dark chocolate up front. Also some toffee malts, caramel and a little biscuit. Seemed pretty fake. Initially tasted butter, which drops each time I have it. Where did it come from? Some chocolate and caramel in there as well. Medium body. Average carbonation. Creamy texture. Smooth finish. Pretty average beer. Stay away.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2566) - California, USA - APR 25, 2012
25 apr 2012, bottle. med nut brown color, clear, some steady bubbles, thin line of foamy head. nose is toasted malt, some soft fruit notes, and something that reminds me of Smithwicks. like a cheap "craft" beer. med body and a bit fizzy. some caramel malt with a slightly sugary finish. meh .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1938) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, citrus and floral hops. Taste is caramel malt and nice hop bitterness


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