RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Fairly thick head. Very smooth with a nice balance between maltyness and hoppyness.

WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Another one of my favorite beers. Great malty smoothness and just the right bitterness. A light smokiness to go along with the malt and hops.

Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Clearish gold hued brown. Above average off white head. Aroma is maltcentric with light cocoa and a bit of something close to caramel with a sweet tart quality to it. Definitely some chocolate in the flavor. A not quite woody, not quite earthy, not quite citrus flavor. A Popsicle stick feel that I don’t like. This doesn’t do much for me 4 4 4 3 9

Delirium (669) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark, clear copper with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is mostly of flowery hops, with a bit of malt. Flavor is much more malty, somewhat but not overly sweet, with bittering hops in the background. Medium-bodied with a dry finish. Very well balanced. Easily drinkable anytime, but an especially good springtime ale.

notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Copper/amber in color with a kind of "from the cask," bubbly head - the aroma and flavor have the biscuity, bready notes and medium woody hop qualities I find most often in english bitters - medium bodied - very smooth and balanced - a nice brew for the spring.

apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Dark, crystal clear copper/orange body. The aroma is nearly nonexistant, though...possibly I detect some sugar, malts and an earthiness. The flavor is also nearly as light. Many more malts here, with a slight sprinking of hops, but its a decent amber ale all around.

shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2006
Bottle. Sweet apple-cherry malt aroma. Reddish amber color with small head. Lightly sweet apple cider and malt flavor with a touch of lemon and mild hops finish. Nicely drinkable.

Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
Sampled at world beer festival. pours deep copper with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of hops, sweetmalts, and some grassy notes. Flavor is smooth, sweet maltiness, citrus, and nuts with a slight bitter ending. Good body, good brew.

daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
Clear amber color with a medium, lasting white head. Hops are clearly evident in the aroma, grassy and metallic at the same time. Flavor has a nice bitterness, but lacks any distinctive malt charecter. Not unplesant to drink, but I’m not sure what they were going for here. It’s not quite an APA, but not exactly an amber ale.... well... what the hell is an amber ale anyway?

JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 10, 2006
Copper color with just a hint of red. Taller aged paper colored head. Rather typical amber aroma, with some caramel, toffee, and mild herbs. Very nutty in flavor with some hazelnuts and dry roasted peanuts. A mild acidic flair throughout. Very dry in the finish. Nearly no linger. I seem to catch the willamette, but not the cascade hops. Granted the hops schedule in this one is not one that would make of break it. As I’ve said before, just another amber, and I’m bored to pieces by ambers.

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