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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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100% malted barley gives this classic ale a mild biscuit, toasted malt taste. This is a medium bodied beer with perfect balance of malt flavors. The color is a brilliant amber, while the aroma is slightly fruity and malty.

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
Subtle citrus aroma and thin amber pour with an easy drinking floral taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Przyzwoity Belgian Ale. Bardzo estrowe.

3.7
Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2016
Apparently intended as a Belgian style amber rather than American style, makes me curious. Regular, medium thick, off-white, moussy and well-retaining head remaining almost completely closed for most of the time, crowning a clear, very pure and deeply orangey to copper-hued amber beer with lively fizz in narrow strings rising up from the bottom - looks beautiful. Adding the sediment brings a more murky appearance with a brownish tinge. Pleasant aroma of marmelade, candied orange, biscuit, minerals, dried flowers, strawberry, cloves (phenols in other words, becoming even slighly medicinal with sediment added), hay, ripe melon, white bread crumbs, dust, banana peel, old cloth, some onsetting ’rusty’ oxidation but actually adding something pleasant rather than disturbing (the bottle must be a few years old, but I cannot find any date). Cleanly fruity onset, hints of peach, green banana, melon and apricot, sweetish with a very soft, ’dim’ sourish touch, minerally carbonation, bit spritzy, lively but not overcarbonated for this style. Soft, rounded, malty middle, caramelly sweet and a tad nutty with a mildly bitterish toasted edge at the end, supporting a gentle but adequate, floral, slightly peppery, hayish hop bitterness, drying the back of the mouth. Easygoing but very pleasant and elegant beer, not really suffering from old age though it probably shouldn’t become much older than this. As for the Belgian aspect: I still find it more akin to American amber ales than to true ’spéciale belge’, for which it is somewhat too clean and shows a tad too much hop bitterness (though the phenols are certainly there) - but don’t get me wrong here, I generally prefer American ambers above their Belgian counterparts and this, whatever substyle it represents, it a very enjoyable example.

2.9
alobar (3914) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Reddish copper pour with aroma of bread, toasted malt, and some citrus. Bread and toasted malt flavor with some citrus sweetness. Decent.

3.2
MarkSachon (1054) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Just an average amber ale with nothing special or outstanding to speak of in taste or appreciation.

3.2
tillmac62 (759) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2016
BOD 10/30/15. Pours a cloudy amber. Normal head volume, below average retention and no lacing. Good nose of light toasted bready malt with hints of slightly sweet fruit (banana, pear). Medium body that has a touch of creaminess to its otherwise smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a stronger finish. The flavor profile is tasty and very good, though atypical for even a Belgian amber. Intensity is reasonable, balance is outstanding and complexity quite good. Flavor arrives in a blend then separates in the middle. Initially there is a wave of fruit, a touch of spice and a toasted/nutty aspect. The middle has just enough bitterness to notice and has a subtle sweetness. As this bitterness trails off, separation occurs and banana, pear and a touch of clove emerge over a bready slightly nutty base. The finish is a slow fade of the previous flavors that becomes slightly phenolic.

3.3
Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Trübes Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Karamell, Kekse, fruchtig, sehr süffig.

2.9
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
8/2/2011 1:57:37 AM Bottle from Delirium Hoppy Loft. Red brown body with thin oliy head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is malty and weird fishy taste. Sweet. Okay.

2.9
SiviS (40) - - OCT 3, 2015
Beer pour ambrose with a white head. Has a little fruity smell with a under tone of floral. It has a really sweet malt taste with what weird chemical after taste.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

2.2
Voodoo (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a healthy off white head which lingers......aroma of slight gauze bandage, sweet malt.......taste is not pleasant for me......there was no notation on the variety case this was a belgian yeasted ale and I’m not a fan. Taste is anti septic and I can’t get passed it. Barely drinkable for me.

3.5
TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
355 mL bottle. Amber. Not much head. Malty, fruity nose - nothing special. The flavour is decent, though. The Belgian yeast adds a fruitiness that distinguishes this beer in a good way. The malt is toasty. Carbonation is a bit below normal, but it works. Not bad.


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