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A creamy, flavorful Amber that’s smooth and easy to drink. Drop Top is fermented by an American Ale yeast to produce beer with a clean flavor and fruity aroma. The velvet texture is from the use of Honey malt and a touch of milk sugar. The Magnum bittering hops provide soft bitterness, while Simcoe, a newly developed hop variety, adds unique hop flavor and aroma.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Quite impressed. Hoppy but not overwhelming, the hops really stand out. Citrusy taste, definitely taste grapefruit. Widmer succeeds because this beer isn't over the top.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Moderate carbonation flatten rapidly in this orange amber selection. Musty aroma translates to flat hopped tasted with a soapy finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Not sure exactly what is missing here but this is one boring brew. Lacks flavor/character. If the objective was to make an ale that would not offend the Budmilloors crowd they have done it!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Light amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malty. A light bodied amber. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Kind of a lighter flavored amber. Very drinkable, but somewhat lacking in flavor. What flavor there is is nice, but it needs to be turned up a notch. I am probably being a little critical, it a drinkable amber, light and refreshing. Don’t really notice the lactose (milk sugar). Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2003
slight spritziness intermixed in the hoppy aroma, blah light orange color, weak body, malty with veggie hoppiness

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2003
Color is a pretty light orange-amber with light head and speckled lace. Aroma is extremely light, but has fruity tones as advertised. Slight fruitiness combines with bright but subtle hops to produce a spritely taste for an amber. Carbonation is kept light. The finish is slightly dry and quite clean. The body is medium-light and the overall feel is very smooth here, perhaps influenced by the presence of lactose. I prefer a bit more overall substance in ambers, but this one is purposefully on the light side, and Widmer substantially succeeds in this mission to produce a quaffable, smooth amber...Very drinkable...


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