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RATINGS: 1725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Draft at Dilly Deli. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasted and had good lacing. Good malty and citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick dry texture and flat carbonation. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Amber with a lasting white head. Strong aroma of grapefruit with orange peel and a hint of malt. Sweet grapefruit juice flavour with medium hop bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
on tap -pours a creamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is nice citrus-lemon hops. Taste is mild citrus-lemon hops-some bitter, secondary medium malt. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
Keg at Pivo Bar, York. Clouded amber with slight head. Just had to go for it, but it turned out to be quite tart and acidic over a fruity, caramel body, not what I really expected. Smooth and a little thick on the palate, a bit of a struggle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2005
bpttle poured a clear anber with an amber head. Aromas of carmel and a little fruitiness. Palate is crisp. Flavors of carmel, toffee and a touch of fruitiness with a dry slightly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2012
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Drunk at 6am just outside the security checkpoint at Stansted Airport, as we couldn’t take it with us thanks to the fucking TSA and European spinelessness. Dark, clear woody brown like a dunkel. Good beige head, with great retention. Simple dry woody and nutty. Very English in style, a million miles removed from what I consider an "Amber Ale" (namely something sweet, sticky, and incipid). Taste follows the aroma. This is more like a northern brown bitter or even an old ale, but without any of the sourness that sometimes tags along with those monikers. This may be a very simple beer, but it is very tasty and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown. Tan head. Nose of roasted caramel malt, pine and hops. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, smoked malt and hops. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/30/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy dark red, wispy beige head, drops of lace, sweet caramel aroma with nice citrus hops, nice caramel malt flavor, well balanced to have just a bit of sweetness with lots of hop flavor,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber with a foamy light tan head and lined spotty lacing. Caramel malt fruity hop aroma with notes of vanilla and coconut, brown sugar. Acidic bitter sour hop metallic caramel malt flavor with a grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied and metallic dry palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks! Bronze color with a medium head and medium retention. Aroma is strong on vegetal hops. Taste is also hoppy on the vegetal hops with notes of caramel and citrus. Light but bristly mouthfeel.


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