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RATINGS: 167   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 (7513) - 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 - theres a solid, if not too chewy malt backbone. Mouthfeel is quite light but its firm enough and certainly not weedy. A very decent amber - much more to it than many other amber ales Ive tried, which can be a bit bland. Extremely drinkable and most enjoyable.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6269) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (691) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (7177) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
ttroha (511) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rejtable (2343) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1651) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear copper color, full off white head. Medium malt and C hops aroma. Medium body with a malt flavor and a medium light bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (837) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Aroma is malt and hops blended together. Taste is much more hoppy than expected. Amber color and decent balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4424) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2015
On tap at the downtown brewpub. Malt forward. Looks very much like their Irish Red but the aroma and flavor are clearly different. This is a touch sweeter and less complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (835) - - JUN 3, 2015
Farbe: amber und klar. Citrus im Aroma. Geschmack karamellig. Leicht nachhngende bittere.


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