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Brewed by Big Smoke Brew Co.
Style: Amber Ale
Surbiton, England

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle
Previously 5.0%
Foremerly known as Big Smoke Amber Ale.

Amber Ale.

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2.5
jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2017
July 9th, 2015. Cask @ The Alehouse, Chelmsford. Deep amber pour with a creamy white head. Some cheesy yeast character. A bit of toasty grain and pine. Moderately sweet flavor. More toast. A bit of cheese. More pine. Medium body, fine carb.

3.3
Smithld1 (323) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Nice 2/3 in the arbitrager. An unexciting drop but pleasant. Consistent, well balanced, malty and sweet.

3.6
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask at the Lyric during the tap takeover - London. Pours clear amber with a foamy, white head. The nose has some grainy bread, ripening fruits, citrus, pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with some further grainy bread, light melon, more citrus fruits, toasty grains. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Moderately sweet to finish, with some piney hops, citrus rind, oily resin, grains. Pretty decent amber ale.

3.4
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Cask, Alehouse. 9th July 2015. Cheers, Jack! Red appearence. Red and copper appearence. Rye bread and blackcurrants on aroma. Taste is blackcurrants, rye bread, grains and leather. Interesting.

4.7
rnhov (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Lovely amber colour before the big smack of hops!!! Very drinkable

3.6
mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Cask at the lyric for the tap takeover. As American Amber. Reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting thin creamy head. Aroma is resin pine, little berry, bit of caramel and light toast. Flavour is firm grassy piney, resin, caramel, unrefined sugars, assertive hop bitterness. Solid malt backbone caramel and toast. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Little sticky on the tongue.

3.4
Scopey (15687) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Cask at Lyric. It pours clear deep amber with a foamy beige head. The nose is soft, sweet caramel, juicy, wood, brown bread and some orange peel. The taste is bitter-sweet, woody, earth, resin, leather, caramel, pepper and pithy citrus with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty quaffable. Another solid beer from these guys.

3.4
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
13th January 2015
The Lyric. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Malts are light with a little creamy toffee. Hops are mildly spicy with touches of pine and citrus. Light semi dry finish brings mild esters. Pretty serviceable amber, reasonably well balanced.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20612) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickeroo, 10/01/15. Rich amber copper with a decent light beige covering that dissipates to a swirl and edgeing. Nose is caramel, raisen, mineral notes, pine, candied fruit peel, earthy hops. Taste comprises candyfloss, chalky mineral rinse, red grapefruit, pine jacket. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness. Solid hoppy amber.

3.4
The_Osprey (9126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Gravity cask at Twickenham Beer Festival. Slightly hazy, brown, still, small ring of white head. Aroma is pithy fruit, Turkish delight, washing up liquid. Body is medium, low carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is malty, light tangerine, hay, dry finish with soft bitterness.


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