RATINGS: 687   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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ManVsBeer (10927) - 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.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/01/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Classic City

clear copper, fine beige head, dark caramel malt aroma with earthy hops, sweet caramel flavor with a really nice candy caramel character, light hops add balance but otherwise stay out of the way of the hops, light bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

alexsdad06 (10641) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized dense off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, toasted bread, floral and light herbal hops, fruits, and cereal. The flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral and herbal hops, fruits, and bread. Medium bodied, mild bitterness with a dry finish. Decent amber ale.

KyotoLefty (10603) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
Draught at Flying Saucer in Columbia SC. Very Fruity, Slightly Sweet, Malty and Very Smooth. Like a Nice Irish Red Ale. Lots of Fruit.

phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy reddish-amber color with a half-inch thick off-white head, creamy in texture, that leaves really nice circles all the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, mixed fruits, and cereal. Flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, cherries, apples, nuts, and bread. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel and finish. Very nice amber ale.

KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.

MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Suave caramelized cereals develop pleasant toasted and fruity nuances before a balancing resinous, leafy hop bitterness seals this competent Amber Ale .

Further Personal Perceptions :
-.A ring of foam circles the deep russet.
-The aroma also has burnt toffee subtleties which are quite pleasant.
-Carbonation is soft and residual sugars plump, making for a wealthy mouthfeel, especially for the style.
-Hops contribute subtle citrusy fruitiness, but mostly shine in the finish.
-Even though I am not a fan of the style, I have to say the malt structure and flavor in this one are compelling.


DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Mostly clear darker amber color. Good thin slightly off-white head. Respectable lace. Medium body. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Caramel and toasty malt, malt-forward flavor here. Some light hop fruitiness. Kind of a more rich, sweeter taste. Very light bitter. OK amber ale, but not really my style. A bit heavy.

douglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to tronraner. Pours a bright and clear amber color with a medium tan head. A sweet nose of rich caramel, some toasted malt and sugars. The flavor is also dominated by loads of caramel malts, some balance is achieved by a decent hop profile. A soft and fizzy mouthfeel. A light bitterness in the finish. Fairly earthy and nice.

Erzengel (9348) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Thanks to John for sharing. The nose is malty and smooth The beer starts smooth, malty, freshly hopped. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh, malty and slightly hoppy. Nice!

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