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RATINGS: 1497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized malts galore make up most of this Amber Aleís 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.

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9553) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9296) - 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 havenít 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8849) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (8749) - Quťbec, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8717) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (8704) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Slightly hazy amberish copper with a thin foamy white cap. Nutty Amber malts and a bit of sweet toasted English muffin. Crisp, smooth, mellow and semisweet flavor full of toasted English muffin, a hint of caramel and cereal grains, crystal and Amber malt and a wee pop of noble grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Really smooth and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8576) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks good; the color the title suggests. Smells solid; sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells with a decent mouthfeel. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured copper to orange with creamy off white head. The aroma is light and has sweet roasted malt notes. The flavor is roasted malts that add as much roastiness as caramel sweetness. The hops come in as an undercurrent about midway. From what I could tell theyíre of the grapefruit type variety.


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