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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A flavorful amber ale, dry hopped with English hops and oak aged.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4477) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Doran brought it. Had this right after an ’09 Angels Share which made tasting this a challenge. A ligjt tan pour with little head. A malty nose and that was tasted, too. A little breadiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2012
It poured an orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was some toasted malt, spicy hops, with fruit and a little pepper. The taste was nutty, toasty with a spicy hop bitterness. This is a very good Amber Ale. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Wild Ass at the St. Louis Zoo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scott_Snyder (27) - USA - JUL 9, 2011
Nice hoppy aroma. Very good head retention. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Hoppiness and oak are just enough to make this amber interesting and and very tastey. I recommend this beer to any one that thinks ambers are bland. You will be pleasantly surprised.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle at Old Mill Stream in St. Charles, MO. The beer is an orange-amber color with a medium fluffy white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, hops and a bit of wood. Medium body with flavors of lighly spiced hops, caramel malt and oak. The finish is malty with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2011
A cloudy amber-brown pour with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is rather nice with moderate hops on a caramel base. The medium body begins with some lively carbonation and then smooths out. The taste is mildly sweet with just a touch of bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3607) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours deep amber with a sudsy, yet sturdy, off-white head. The aroma is clean and snappy with toasted malt, some oak, light spicy hops, some fruit and pepper. Medium clean body that has a bit to it with a sharp version of frothy carbonation. The flavor starts lightly nutty, toasty and oaky along with spicy hops. The finish adds a bit of piny hops. While the hops are there they are not overpowering. Pretty decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - SEP 4, 2010
Floral notes with some sweetness on the nose. Golden orange with a thin white head. Taste is of earth and hops with some caramel sweetness. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Nice hop aroma with very evident oak aroma. Red-orange color with dense creamy head. Lots of hop flavor up front changing to malt, then finally a long lingering oak flavor. Balanced on the bitter side. Lots of caramel malt flavor with hints of sweetness. Decent carbonation that is not overdone. The oak aging gives this beer a flavor that is not typical in amber ales. The oak adds a nice complexity. It is unexpected and makes this beer a bit more cerebral than most amber ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pour is a dark tan with a large white head, Aroma is a decent hop resin with a bit of earthy malts. Flavor starts out again with a decent hop then follows with some sweet malts and maybe that is a little of the oak aging at the end. A little bit of alcohol is noticable after the swallow. Way better than i thought this would be.


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