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XT 5 American Amber

XT 5 American Amber
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Brewed by XT Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Long Crendon, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Occasional.
Big biscuity malt base with lots of dark fruit flavoured American hops on top and ‘to go’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (516) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at the Sir John. Aroma of bread with some fruit and grassy notes. Pours amber with thin top that laces strongly. Tastes biscuit malt with grapefruit rind. The fruit lingers on the palate. Not a lt of hoppy pay-off for an abv of 5.5%. I’m starting to prefer the pales with richer fruit aroma and tastes. So this is so-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Aroma: floral hops, bread, grain malts, light fruitiness. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, very malty, grain, bread, grassy and floral hops. Overall: decent Amber Ale, nothing too special though. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe, 30/12/15. Rich amber with a decent beige cap. Nose is caramel, candied fruit peel, orange, straw, light bread. Taste comprises blood orange, mineral notes, caramel malt, light biscuit, toasted brown sugar. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Decent hoppy amber ... good session jus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anfractuosity (349) - - JUL 4, 2015
Very enjoyable amber beer, very fruity............................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3886) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Tried at the Bath Brew House, Bath. Amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is berries and stale bread. Taste is mid sweet, has a slight sharpness and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2611) - CROATIA - NOV 2, 2014
Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Pours amber with creamy head. Fruity and hoppy with dry finish. Medium bodied. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9923) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Amber gold with a cream foam. Aromas are toffee with red berries and leafy notes. Spicy with earthy apple. Flavours are bready, toffee malts with fruity berries and cream. Apple juice with honey sweetness and a spicy, herbal finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
On cask at Huntsman, Cheadle, Staffs. Pours amber with white head. Decent American hopped pale, fruity and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/9/2014. Deep amber in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish, berry fruits and caramel, some orange character and leafy hops. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours clear, red-gold with a slight, creamy topping. The nose has some old berries and brown bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with some soggy grains and leaves, citrus peel, bread, vague pine. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation; the condition could be better. There’s a modest mineral edge in the finish, along with more ripe berries and grainy brown bread. Fair.

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