RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A classic German style amber ale that’s seldom seen among American craft beer offerings. Rich and full-bodied with a complexity mass-produced beers cannot match. The finish is in perfect harmony with sweet crystal malts and a subtle noble hop profile.

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hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2017
Another from a forgotten shelf. Bottle. Poured a deeper amber color with a larger sized off white head. Citrus, some dried rinds, dried leaves and earthiness.

Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 8/25/09. As soon as I opened this beer it exploded with foam all over the counter and floor. This one took awhile to pour because of the foam. Pours a burnt rusty amber. Little lacing. Smells of toasted malts, caramel, and a metallic twang. The mouth is a little thin and wet. I think this beer lost some of the carbonation bite with the foam spillover. Nice balance with some bitter hops on the front, and finishes sweet and creamy. Some slight mineral in the flavor as well. This was good, and I will seek this style out more and more.

nimbleprop (8594) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
22oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange, with a creamy off white head. UH OH, infection. Nose is sour, smoke, lacto. Flavor is lemons, lacto, grass, orange juice. Medium bodied, sour finish.

GTAEgeek (2297) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
22 oz. bottle. The pour is a translucent copper with a huge fluffy beige head. The aroma is apricots, floral hops, dates, and a little caramel. The flavor is sweet up front, get a little bitter, and finishes bitter and a little sour. The palate is medium wieght, sticky and very astringent. Overall, a subtle and complex beer. Not bad.

DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Amber with white lacing; cereal on nose with a little cocoa; medium-bodied palate with light hops, well-balanced with malt, though a touch on the sweet side. Notes of candied fruit and coco on the palate.

beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bomber pours a murky orange/amber with a thin off white head. Scent is overripe fruit? Kinda sour and musty. Taste is tart. yuck

Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Upon opening the bottle it gushed and exploded all over me right after I got out of the shower. Not cool. Copper pour. Weak aroma. Unpleasant sour taste. Only reason I drank it was I needed to take the edge off being so pissed that this crumby beer spewed all over me and the carpet.

bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
A nice malty flavor fades into a too-thin body, leaving a sweet-and-fizzy combination that is too evocative of cola for my tastes.

bubbleflubber (2231) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Pours copper into the glass, with a sudsy white head that fully diminishes to trace lace. The nose has some malt and grassiness. The flavors are similar, caramel malt with some doughy notes, and corn attached to a light grassy finish. The palate is smooth with a medium body. This certainly isn’t my favorite French Broad offering, and a very middle-of-the-road "take it or leave it" brew.

PorterPounder (8183) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, nice thick snow white head. Aroma has some spearmint notes but is overridden somewhat by a bit of some phenols. Flavor has the same phenolic sense to it - pick up some nuttiness and a bit of mint through the phenolic funk. Mouthfeel is smooth. Notice that others have commented on their quality control problems - hope they are not all like this - picked up a handful of bombers from them on a trip to Savannah.

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