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RATINGS: 142   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 9, 2006
amber body with a white head.sweet malty aroma.flavor is coffee,chocolate,molasses,and roasted malts.i must say i was pretty impressed with this amber ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4176) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2006 Amber body with a light tan head. Caramal malt aroma with a coffee malted taste with a faint hint of molasses.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
I have to say that I really didnt think this was an amber ale, but more along the lines of an ESB. Very nice body to it with a fruity hoppiness to it to let you know you are drinking a Drakes product. The beverage was full and round with a clean crisp finish. VERY drinkable and very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcd (366) - USA - APR 2, 2006
(12oz Bottle. 04/2006) Subtle nose of stewed malts and the resulting caramel. Clear, deep amber with medium, off-white head that dissipates to a prominent ring (but little film). No lace. Very mellow, malty with notes of astringent grain and caramel. An almost orangey hoppiness and creamy finish that lingers for just a few seconds. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Poured a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma consisted of peanuts, toffee, dry popcorn and a little earthy. Also present were notes of tobaco leaf and some chocolate. Malty flavor that is not nearly complex as the aroma. Mainly caramel with peanuts on the finish. Light to medium bodied with a hop bitterness on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twcguy (32) - USA - MAR 19, 2006
Pours red-amber with smallish beige head. Caramel nose, followed by tasty malt flavors. A good amber.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Reddish amber ale with a light moka head. Nice caramel malt aroma with discreet hops and cinnamon notes. Crisp nutty malt in mouth with lactic notes. Lighter bodied. Overall, a bit plain. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Deep tea-brown, with average, concentrically-arrayed head forming in glass. Aroma is hazelnuts, dark bread (pumpernickel) and charred coffee along with a general undertone of sticky malt. Tastes initially slightly sweet, then a big sweet slice of fresh baked bread dunked in some slightly overroasted coffee. Finishes a bit too clean really. Little hops character, but its to be expected for the style. Well done, but not as distinctive as other Drakes beers Ive had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle: Dirty amber, fairly dark, lots of chunks floating about, moderate light beige head, frothy, so-so lacing, light carbonation.   Malty, biscuity, buttscotch nose.   Soft malt start, semi-sweet, although the sweetness seems somewhat artificial, with a big earthy finish.   A bit more hop on the exit, but doesnt seem all too clean.   Slight astringency lingers.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tiz okay, but not my bag I guess.   Thanks Dan!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Poured a light brown orange color with thin head. Getting an earthy malt backed up by a hop aroma. Mouthfeel is clean and light. Malt taste with a touch of chocolate milk that is gently washed away by the hop finish. Awesome Amber.


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