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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dekester1 (338) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, bread, light earthiness and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smoothj finish. Flavors of caramel, bread and light earthiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7320) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter golden with a nice, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel, amber, and vegetal notes with light grassy accents. The flavor found fairly dry caramel and lesser biscuit notes at the core, with light vegetal notes on the edges.. somewhat spicy on the edges (some of that was prickly carbonation).. finished dry and lightly toasty. Lighter-bodied with an OK feel and flow on the palate.. this was drinkable, but I don’t need another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1785) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off white head. Cereal grain mostly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Weird finish, can’t put my finger on it, but, really different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sample at the tap room. The beer pours a clear amber-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and slight hops. Light body with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and mild grassy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1647) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the local pizza place. Pours amber orange with a bit of a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, some earth and bread. Taste is malty with light fruitiness. A bit of breadiness and earth. Medium bodied. A tough of alcohol. Finishes sweetly malty. Shrug? Fine with the ’za. Better than Miller Lite. 12.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4415) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (7577) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (625) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3343) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkurzynski (1710) - 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.

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