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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2005 Gold Medal GABF -- A medium bodied west coast style amber ale. This is a aggressively hopped with Perle and Cascade hops, and is held together by its sweet malty center.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at Capitol City, Downtown location in July 2006. Attractive burnished copper colour. More copper than amber. Plenty of flowery hop presence in the aroma, carrying through strongly onto the palate and lingering into the finish. Hops are nicely assertive but not too dominant - there’s a solid, if not too chewy malt backbone. Mouthfeel is quite light but it’s firm enough and certainly not weedy. A very decent amber - much more to it than many other amber ales I’ve tried, which can be a bit bland. Extremely drinkable and most enjoyable.


3.2
Jyrsa (961) - - NOV 11, 2017
Tap at the brewery. Clear deep copper. Sweet with red berries, caramel. Lots of toast malt that overpowers, cocoa and vanilla. Medium body and sticky palate. A bit surprising and not that typical an amber.

3.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Sampled on draft the brewpub this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy off-white head that left exceptional lacing. The aroma was sweetish, malty and a bit toasty. The flavor was sweetish with toasty malts, a hint of wood smoke, dark fruit and tobacco. Long wood and tobacco finish. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasant.

3.5
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2017
A bit of hops and some caramel. Pretty smooth. Nice amber color. Good beer of a style I’m not big on.

3.2
RedSox2004 (1970) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 8, 2017
On tap downtown. Clear ruby amber with a one finger foamy head and modest lace. Aromas of toffee and bread. Gentle sweetness with a hint of earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a dry finish.

3.6
GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Capitol City Shirlington. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, light citrus. Tastes of toasty notes, biscuit, citrus, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2016
On tap at downtown location. Nice amber body with slight head. Taste is caramel and wheat. Really nice balance and smooth texture. My favorite of the 5 I sampled.

3.3
Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Draft sampler at Capitol Hill location on July 11, 2009. Copper color, sweet malty aroma, sweet malty flavor with enough balancing hops to keep things from getting cloying. Decent brew.

2.9
bytemesis (9231) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Tap. Pours clear reddish Amber, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine, spruce tips, herbal. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, bit of a perfume note, lingering bitterness, tending to harsh. Medium light body, light acidity. Meh

2.8
ttroha (523) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Tap at downtown location. Pours transparent amber with white head. Aroma of maple syrup. Flavor of maple syrup, very sweet with a bitter finish. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. My least favorite beer at this brewery.

2.6
rejtable (2838) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Tap at downtown location. Pours light amber, some frothy head and lots of lacing. Nose is quiet, some syrup. Flavours of syrup, cheerios, earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/light sweet and light bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation.


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