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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately yeasty (dough, sweat), lightly malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very yeasty smelling, and the citric quality doesn't suit my tastes. Sleep inducing, much like my rating style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (6128) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Tap. Amber pour, small white head. Malt and caramel on the nose. Taste was dry, nutty, slightly fruity. Not too bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Lightly sweet toffee malt aroma with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Well balanced flavor with a light sweetness and a light bitterness in the finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2008
bottle, almond colored pour, aroma of malty caramel, flavors of caramel, spices and bread, finish is hop bitter

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours very light amber, almost orange, very clear and with a small white head that goes away fast. Aroma is a bit of malt with honey and light flowers. The flavor is a hint of malt followed by a lot of sweet, sugar, and honey and just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish. It is on the creamy side, and even with its high carbonation, the beer still tends to stick and annoy a bit.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (5935) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle at the Beerhive. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. No nose, I mean you’d have to struggle with olfactory greatness to achieve much. Light apricots, biscuit, watery, nothing offensive and very light.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Pours out little red brown .. . watery in the mouth but smooth .. . basically a fat tire clone, but not quite there .. . very light foam .. light light sweet maple, and muddled dough .. . decent but forgettable .. where do you live ? no, what planet..?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
The beer pours an orange color with a large white head. The aroma is heavy on the biscuit malt with a little bit of grassy hops mixed in. The aroma is fairly faint overall. The flavor is heavy on the biscuit malt with a little bit of toffee mixed in. There is a slight grassyness from the hoppiness, but the beer is mainly about the malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Nice shiny amber color wtih perfect foam head. Light hoppy aroma. Medium caramel tones with decent underpinning of bitterness, bit of an ashy texture. Better than most beers in the world, but not as good as many.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2007
A sweet caramel aroma with some crisp hoppiness. Flavor is more sweetness followed by some pleasant mild bitterness. I also get some vanilla. For some reason I have always thought this beer tasted like OE. Maybe it is the sweetness. This amber ale is also very easy to drink, as I put down a pitcher and proceeded to go home and function properly. It is ok. Better than MBC, but something just doesnt do it for me here.


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