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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Ambrée was inspired by the rustic farmhouse ales of French Flanders, particularly those brewed by Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq — one of our favorite breweries in the world. Ambrée is a dry, tart, naturally conditioned amber ale fermented and matured with dozens of different strains of brewers’ yeast, native wild yeast, brettanomyces yeast, and souring bacteria. It’s 6.4% alcohol by volume, has a finishing gravity of 1.005, and is 3.5 pH.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1723) - - JAN 7, 2017
750ml bottle. Caramel malt aroma with Brett funk and light grape. Pours cloudy amber colored with a thin white head that has poor retention and lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt and some light grape notes. Finishes dry and smooth with light Brett funkiness at the end. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6311) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2016
It pours light answer L amber with an off white head. The aroma has berries, mild sourness, funky yeast and hint of oak (even with no oak involved). It has a fairly light body with mild sharp carbonation. The taste has mild sourness, sulfur, grass, bugs and a nice dryness. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7943) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
750, capped. Thanks, R (I think)!. Batch 3. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white head. Tangy funk on the nose, some earthy caramel notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tangy, earthy funk and caramel on the mid palate. Pleasant and drinkable but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to my boy Ryan for sharing: Poured a copper with white bubbles. Tobacco with funk nose. Light sour with yeasts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (1033) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Cloudy mahogany orange, lighter tan. Funky berry, basement and barn smells. Quite sour, a hint of bitterness, a bit of sweetness. Medium oily body, very acidic. Long finish. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1874) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
[email protected] after bottling monkthoughts. two finger beautifully beige foam. Mahogany slight haze. Yeasty Brett/ funky oak red currant notes. Plenty of qcomplex sour/ Brett flavours. Like wet leather blended with a little goat. Intense sour dry finish. Super interesting. For the nerdy taster though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6409) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottled 11/12/2013, drunk 2/5/16.
Lightly gushing, black cherry-to-magenta-amber body shows a light haziness despite my best efforts of mitigating the gushing. Huge head is light beige and well-retained.
Very fruity nose also shows a good deal of acetic character, with very light chocolate from the malts and tons of earth and horsey brett. Lots of pepper, but no alcohol or flaws.
Quite sour in the mouth, with the malts adding bread, dry chocolate, and light, dry toffee. Plentiful amounts of acetic and lactic acid with tons of fruitiness and a lot of hard mineral character from the water and yeasts. Bone dry, exposing light to moderate astringency.

Very silly to call this "Another failed attempt by the Americans at sours", as does tderoeck. Is this a Cantillon or a 3F? No. Is it trying to be? No. Yes, this has perhaps a bit too much acetic character coming off as lightly chemical in nature. Have I found this character in many, many lambics and other Belgian sour ales? Absolutely.
It’s a fine attempt at a sour ale and obviously brewed with a high degree of care and quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle - pours amber brown white head - nose and taste of caramel, sour grape, oak and red wine - med body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Nose of dust, caramel, raisins, coffee, and a bit of bandaid and glue. Quite sour--more than expected--with green apples, minerals. A bit too medicinal and astringent. Weird, interesting stuff, but not quite right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (3358) - GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Copper color with red notes and off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, wood, spicy, funky, fruity - berries. Sweet and light acidic taste like aroma. Medium almost thin to oily body with soft carbonation.

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