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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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When Kirby Nelson was about to fire up the WBC kettles, he realized he needed a beer to drink while he was busy creating more beers. #001 is the result. A smooth lager with great flavor, a true “brewer’s beer.” Kirby should know; he’s had plenty. “For our first brew, I picked Williamette variety Hops from Gorst Valley for their woody, earthy flavor accents. They give this Amber a moderate richness, a nice depth of flavor and a great malt portfolio. This beer is really well-balanced. That makes one of us.”


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dekester1 (309) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a nice light red/amber with a moderate head and decent lacing. Aroma is an equal mix of fruity hop bouquet and underlying hop sweetness. Taste is somewhat complex - malty, nutty, fruity and a slightly bitter hop finish. Palate is good. Overall, a nice amber that will definitely be a repeat for me.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3769) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma is sweetish/toasted malts and mild fruit. The flavor is caramel/toasted malts, earthy notes, mild fruit and a citrus/tart finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear light amber pour with a white head. Toasted malts with light caramel sweetness. Some biscuit and grassy hop notes. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (587) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Clear caramel brown with a good sized firm white head. Mild grass and caramel malt aroma. Flavor is an herbal bitterness at first With toasted malt. finishing it off, Finish is a slippery, herbal bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours to a light golden amber body with a white head. The aroma is sweet leafy malts. Nice lager yeasts. Clean malty body. Some grains and breads. Light noble hop. The palate is medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2014
Amber - what were you expecting? Nose of vegetal hops, toasty grain, cereal, and bttered popcorn. Flavor is well-toasted malt, cereal grains, and a flash of butter. Lingering buttered toast. Really dissapointing. Can’t believe Kirby is brewing this. Semi-slick palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2427) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Sampled at the brewery. Pours a clear light shade of amber with a small amount of head. Sweet caramel in the taste and aroma. Mild grassy notes and biscuits too. Light in body. Clean, but not a ton going on here.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlbeer (726) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Tastes sweet with slight sour finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubelknv3 (971) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Golden-orange, white head, thin lacing. Floral and grainy aroma. Medium bodied, labour like aroma,lite bitterness, and slightly dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbaaron (1152) - Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours medium golden. Medium to large frothy creamy white head. Aroma is quite fruity, like berry fruity like. Some grain. Body is heavier side of light. Flavor is fruity, earthy. Sweet. Creamy. Finish is moderate dry. Not bad..but probably not something I would go back to.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7006) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Really poor amber lager. Odd fruit tang. A chore to drink. Pretty damn bad.


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