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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship amber ale is brewed with English malt, hops and yeast. The extra malt lends a lightly toasted, chocolate flavor, a tawny color, and a smooth, rich character; it's perfect for sipping one or enjoying many.

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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2169) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle 35.5cl. Poured into s shaker. Clear deep amber, tall frothy off-white to beige head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma light toasted malts, caramel, fruity notes, wet hay; taste light sweet and bitter, malty, burned caramel; dry malty aftertaste, earthy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6686) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear, dark ruby colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Slightly fruity hoppy and chocolately malty aroma, hints of red berries and milk chocolate. Taste is mildly toasty grainy, chocolately malty, minimally nutty, slightly dry hoppy, fruity overtones, hints of red berries, subtle sweetness. Slightly inharmonious, somehow unconnected hop and malt flavours, beyond that cleaned up to an excessive state of conformity that repudiates any sign of provenience and peculiarity (not to mention the word "idiosyncrasy").

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (667) - - APR 9, 2016
Smells a little of treacle and malt and had a similar taste. Amber colour with lasting head. Nice malty taste with nice amount of fizz. (K)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3089) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Overnight Drakes started popping up in Seattle, and for this I am grateful. Draft pour pint at Toranado Seattle. Solid amber here, and has what I look for in one. Pours a deep dark thick brown with an infinite foam head and lacing. Soft malt forward aroma. Creamy body with a nutty malt lingering flavor. Very cream centered. Very tasty beer in a style I tend to avoid. Impressed with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfnative (17) - - MAY 9, 2015
On tap (Lucky 13). I knew this would be a West Coast take on an amber beer and many of Drakes brews are over hopped for my taste but I liked this. Too dark indoors to see the color but it gave the impression of being on the darker edge of "amber." Smooth; malts and hops in relative balance, at least by Northwest standards. Neither cloyingly sweet nor painfully bitter. Liked it and will try it again next time Im in.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/21/15] Draught at Winter Brew Fest 2015 in San Diego. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, toast and some floral hops. Sweetish flavor, malty and toasty, with some floral hops and a mild bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10413) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"typical or slightly darker thn avg for the style. fresher and better balanced than others, with a lean towards the malty side. some nuts & toffee in the aroma, toasted malt flavor. "

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (1069) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Flavor in Half Moon Bay, CA. Pour is medium amber. Aroma is caramel, black tea. Taste is smooth malts then quickly turns to mild bitternes (A bit unexpected at first but grows more enjoyable).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Yet another great beer from Drakes. Somewhat similar to their IPA without the hops. Overall, nice job.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cortez408 (1) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014 does not count
Im a huge Drakes fan.... Also a huge amber fan, so this beer could do no wrong! Its not the best Ive ever had, by a long shot, but its a great beer to have that change of pace from the shit beers on tap in most bars.


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