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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The Brennan Family Presents This Handcrafted and Freshly Brewed Lager, Carefully Chosen For It's Unique Small-Batch Taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: William Brennanís Dark Amber
Date: 08/19/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting

clear amber, fine off white head, bits of lace, sweet candy caramel aroma, rich caramel flavor, touch of sweetness is balanced by earthy hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orange color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and on the grainy side. Tastes of caramel and toasted malts. Thinner body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Not sure whether this is the same as Capital Amber or not. Brewed by Capital for Brennan's grocery store. Clear light copper body with a thick, but short-lived beige head. Don't know why it's called a dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty but overrun by the typical American standard hop presense. Some caramel malt flavors are present and the finish is dry, yet sticky. An average beer at best. I expected a little more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear deeper orange with about a minutes worth of white head. Nose found a solid dose of sweet malts (caramel and toffee) as well as dried apricots. Caramel and toffee were a tad roasty in the flavor... the apricots showed up again and were paired with hints of cherry and orange. Only bitterness found was in the floral form at the finish. Drier on the palate with adequate carbonation. Nothing exceptional, but certainly tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Picked up single 12-oz bottle at Brennanís Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a clear light amber brew with a fast dissolving creamy white head that has some good lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, some toffee, light apple, and flowery hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with some light caramel malt, light fruity and a touch of apple peel. Finish is semi-sweet with a light apple bread aftertaste. A drinkable brew but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt and caramel. Poured amber in color with a small head that disappeared immediately. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, caramel, lager yeast, slight toffee, and slight toasting. Medium body. Lightly thin, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, lager yeast, caramel, slight toast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Clear amber color with a moderate ecru head. Clean light hops and malt aroma, nothing intoxicating, just clean. Clean and dry in the flavor area as well. A solid, but not not stirring, vienna style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2005
12 oz bottle from the Brennans in Brookfield, WI. No, itís not dark amber, actually rather light, very clear, with a thick white creamy lasting head...tempted to take off a point for false advertising...nose is lightly toasted grain and cheap caramels...very light, watery, bland body, just a touch sweet, no hops, and a touch lactic or even yogurty and sour...no thanks. I didnít expect too much from these Brennans beers despite Capitalís presence, but my expectations werenít even met, sigh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Another one from Skyview. Dark copper color with no head. Slight aroma of sweet malt. Very dry and dusty malt taste. Simple and unoffensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Not very good. Plain dry malt. Thin body, and unprocessed grain flavor. No hop presence. Light red color.

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