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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Absolution Ale is an American Amber Ale in style. This is a style that has evolved in the last 12 years with the explosion of the microbrewery movement. Ours was brewed with American Grains, American hops, and by American brewers. It is a reasonably big beer with a full profile. This means that it has a big body and a good balance of the malt and hops with neither overpowering the other. The body of the Absolution Ale is full with nice caramel tones, and should finish a touch sweet. The hop character is most noticeable as a hop flavor although it will have some hop bitterness in the finish. Let me know how you like it.

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3.4
boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Draught @ Tapped: This one pours a crystal clear amber color. It had a small tan head that left minimal lacing. The nose was decent. Malty, earthy with a slight sweetness. The taste was also good. Malty, earthy with a slight sweetness. Smooth and well balanced: almost lager-like. A fine example of an Amber Ale.

3.4
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours an apporpirate amber color with a white head. Aroma was of herbal and grassy hops and caramel and toasty malt. Flavor was similar, pretty standard amber really, fairly bitter.

3.7
ttutony (944) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Pleasant floral and citrus hop aroma. Medium body. Slight sweetness. Good balance, perfect level of bitterness.

3
shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010

4/13/2010: Church Brew Absolution Ale... Aroma: Juniper/pine nose; floral notes. Appearance: Amber color with a golden hue; shiny complexion; minimal off-white crown. Flavor: Light caramel/toffee maltiness; corriander spice; juniper hops, mild bitterness that grows; slightly dry, herbal finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; quite smooth. Overall: Not sure what this is supposed to be - confusing, yet intriguing; growing on me... (btw, according to the bar keep, this is an American Amber?!)

Draught (14°P, 1.056 OG, 60 IBU, 5.5% ABV) at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA. Rating #12 for this beer.

3.3
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at in a pub glass. The beer pours a slightly-darker-than-usual amber color, with a moderate and fairly dense off-white head. The nose gives a little more in terms of yeast esters than one would expect in a beer of this style, and could be improved from a more restrained ferment. Hops seeming to represent Continental varietals come through in the nose, despite the beer’s labeling claiming that only American varieties are used. Grassy and herbal hop flavors hits the palate first, before transitioning into a very mild and fairly muddled malt sweetness. Carbonation is accurate for the style. The finish is again slightly more fruity than one would expect. Overall, somewhat flawed, but not to the point of being repellent.

3.2
lamas (1657) - Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
Draft at the brewpub on 04/10/10. Arrived at the table a clear amber color with a thick light-tan head. Nice balance in the aroma with some caramel, graham crackers, grapefruit, and a light touch of smokiness. Thin to medium-bodied. Balance is evident taste-wise as well. Caramel flavors upfront followed by a sweet graham crackeriness. Some toasted grains and a hint of smoke come next. Grapefruits finish things off along with a lingering dryness.

3.4
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2010
On tap at Church. Dark red amber with a thin white head that leaves considerable lacing. Sweet, heavily fruity nose of citric orange, cherry, and overbearing yeast. The yeast is definitely too much in the flavor, fighting with the fruity hops to show only some of that nice orange, additionally some tea bitterness. Not much nuance from the malts, the body again ravages the mouth with heavy carbonation that muddles the relatively soft flavor.

2.8
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2010
On tap at Church. BandAid rubbery hops aroma, little bit of grassy bitterness, with not much malt. Dark amber-brown clear with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with mild caramel and toasted grain, followed immediately by a bitter hop slam. Big bitter finish, a bit harsh, with dry bitter after. Nice hop flavor but a little too bitter for the malts available.

2.9
kassner (1692) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
On atp at thest john Baptist. Dark amber no head and little lacing, nice balance and a little more on the malt side with some fragrance. Carbonation and some sour notes

2.6
Miver (615) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Draft at CBW. Poured pale copper in color with small off white head. Aroma of mild hops and caramel malt backbone. Taste is semi sweet, caramel malts, with a bitter hop finish. Nothing spectacular.


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