RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The fiery color and unique thirst quenching hop profile give this amber ale a signature all its own. Hand-selected Cascade hops from the NorthWest United States provide a distinct citrus flavor, while still allowing for a subtle malty sweetness.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (7435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Tap. Pours clear orange, small off white head, good lacing. Aroma is light, toffee, hint of cinnamon, dark bread. Flavor is medium sweet, very light bitter. Interesting malt profile, minimal hops. Medium body, clean.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6550) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2016
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of toffee and citrus. Bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On nitro (aka Velvet) at the brewery, pours a murky amber brown with some white head. Nose has soggy grains, bread, yeast, light straw. Flavor follows with caramel, grain, bread. Finishes a bit watery actually. Not great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (2489) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2016
Draft to taster at brew pub pour clear light copper with thin ecru head. Nose toffee and caramel malts with light dank. Taste similar to nose with more grainy malt late.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6445) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Velvet version (nitro). Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, herbs, spice. Tastes of caramel, floral notes, aged hops, bitter wheat. Very light body with a dry finish. 6/4/7/3/13

Earlier Rating: 1/18/2016 Total Score: 3.8
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of toast and biscuit. Tastes of toast, biscuit, caramel, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Good amber ale. 7/4/8/4/15

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GiddyBoy (121) - USA - NOV 4, 2015
Great tasting beer. Strong flavor with minimal aftertaste. Creamy head and hoppy hoppy! Great fresh beer made right at the district. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4518) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2015
On tap at the brewpub as "Velvet Amber". Amber body with a durable and creamy head. Nice mix of his and malts, with the good more evident than usual for style. Mild.
Earlier Rating: 6/24/2015 Total Score: 3
On tap at the brewpub. Medium dark amber body with a good head. Typically malty for style with about equal sweetness and bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (874) - - JUN 4, 2015
Farbe hell bis amber. Geruch Zitrone und Malz. Im Geschmack dann malzig. Hopfig, leicht citrus im Abgang.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tayeth (576) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
Geruch cremig und nach Sahne-Karamell. Geschmack relativ s, aber auch Bittere im Nachgeschmack. Wenig Besonderes, aber ganz gut gemacht. Etwas pappig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1360) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
(On Tap) Clear deep coppery brown with good dense white head. Subtle aroma of toffee, seaweed and citrus. Nice mouthfeel - medium body, slightly silky with bright carbonation. Nice caramel / toffee malt with some balancing vegetable / seaweed notes that develop into some pleasant bitterness in finish. Amber is not my favorite style but this is good - the extra hops make it interesting.


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