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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.

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3.4
Eructoblaster (4406) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle - 12oz. Cloudy amber body with a thin, off-white foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with butterscotch hints. Its malty/hoppy taste carries woody and sweet notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish.

3.6
BeerdedDave (1901) - Beckley, USA - SEP 14, 2017
deep reddish-brown color; nice bready malt aroma; a very well balanced beer; smooth, bready malt with the perfect amount of bitterness; mild citrusy hops

3.4
smaynard6000 (1247) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2017
On tap. Refreshing in color with small tan head. Subtle malty aroma. Sweet with caramel malt and toffee notes. Light bodied. Nice.

3.5
Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Draft, takeover at ADT. Clear amber brown with a full off-white head. Nice malt, bread aroma. Smooth malt flavors, bread, light caramel. Nicely. Slanted finish. Solid if mild amber.

3.2
hershiser2 (3694) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours red with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, light grasses, light leaves. Flavor is nearly identical. Caramel followed by some leafy bitterness and minor grass. Plain but drinkable.

3.2
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2017
DOB: 3/24/17

2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale


AROMA: Moderately strong hop character (citrus, floral). Some malt sweetness. Noticeable oxidation character. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful deep clear copper color. Large off-white foam retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderate malty sweetness with caramel and toffee (to a lesser extent). Firm hop presentation with earthy/citrusy flavors and moderate dry bitterness. Caramel taste emerges briefly on the finish before fading away cleanly. Slight lemon sherry flavor due to oxidation. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Quite smooth and easily drinkable. Feels rather light for 5.6% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has what you want in an amber ale - just not enough of it. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 32/50

3
ManVsBeer (10967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hampstead, North Carolina. Dark clear amber with a thin head. Has a strong hoppy tropical fruitiness.

2.9
Padedze (49) - - MAY 20, 2017
Part of a 4 beer flight at TJ Stone , Washington DC in May 2017. Not a bad beer but not me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
jflopsu (1827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Pours a dark rust orange-amber with white head. A watered down aroma of caramel and malts. A caramel, fruit, and malt aroma with some grain. A grainy and sweet caramel malt aftertaste.

3.2
steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2017
This one poops a very rich almost deep red, but it’s clear and clean with a slightly toasted head. It doesn’t have an overwhelming aroma, but what it does have is a nice even blend of malts. The evenness continues in the taste with its lights bitterness and sweetness. It’s a light bodied beer with a thin but somewhat fizzy body. I’m not a big fan of amber ales, but this is one that I could certainly see myself drinking regularly.


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