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RATINGS: 1457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts. These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops. The result is a rich color and fruity flavor.

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MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
My Bottom Line:

Caramelized malts galore make up most of this Amber Ale’s flavour profile, for a well executed but infinitely linear recipe.



Further Personal Perceptions:

-A veil of foam covers the hazy, dull amber.

-There are so many caramel malt flavours here, the flavour profile becomes reminiscent of a diluted barley wine.

-Light fruitiness comes from the malts.

-Citrusy hops are really not important; this is not really balanced.

-The finish is storyless; just more of the same.



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3.5
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Pours a hazy copper/light amber with a good head the fades quickly. Looks actually more like a hefeweisen dunkel. Very little lacing. Aroma is of slight grass, caramel malts, straw, vanilla extract. Creamy almost buttery taste with good balancing hops. Taste is fairly light but with a solid malt backbone with lots of caramel. A solid amber.

2.9
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
[394-20070702] 355mL (w/ jerc). Wheaty malt and toasted straw yeast aroma with a hint of fruit, apple if anything. Slightly hazy, dark orange body with a long-lasting thin creamy white head. Grainy vegetable alcohol flavour with toasted yeast. Light-medium body. Not impressive, something funky there.

3.3
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
A fairly good version of the style, nose of malts and tastes of just the same but fairly weak in body and finish.

3.2
douglas88 (9690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Botte. Pours a deep amber with a decent white head. The aroma consists of malts and sweet bread. The taste is subdued, some sweet malts, a bit of hops, some bready parts, and maybe a light side of fruit. Easy to drink and smooth. Nothing too special though.

3.7
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2011
12oz, bottled on 9/20/11. 5.8% ABV. Halfway-hazy orange color, minimal white head with a sparse webby surface. Very nicely hopped with a pleasant orange-peel aroma. Spots of lace. Crisp carbonation. Light bitterness with tart sweetness. Really nice. A fantastic amber.

3.6
JoeMcPhee (9584) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Tap at MSP airport. Pale amber beer with a nice tight white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a nice fresh crackery/caramelly maltiness. Pretty nice chewy sweetness. There is a light noble sweetness on the back. Quite vienna-ish, despite it being an ale. Good balance of spicy hops and sweet malts.

3.4
czar (9501) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
from firkin at slows bar bq, detroit - cellared. unclear dark golden with a small slightly bubbly off-white cap, minimal retention and no lacing. toasted grains, pepper, specialty malts, nuts, hint of sweetness - brown sugar, fruitiness - berries, bit of caramel. soft if not flat carbonation, light body - oily and dense, balanced grassy-herbal-peppery finish. quite tasty grain bill. nice.

3.4
solidfunk (9440) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Great for style. Nice creamy texture on this with extremely good balance between hops and malt. The blurb lives up to the fruit claim as well - there are definite hints of orange here. Foamy head with good lacing. Pours orange with a little cloud. Bottle from brewpub store.

3
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2005
I think I have old bottles. Not spoiled, just slightly tinny and oxidized... but then a couple of them haven’t had such a strong presence of that stale taste. Overall this is a light, crisp but sour amber ale, with light flavors of honey, triscut crackers, copper and tin flavors and a smell of raw corn (like a corn field) and other grains.


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