RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Coppery brown with rich, malty character-this perfectly brewed amber ale gets its good looks from the dark-roasted crystal malt that we import from England. To give it some Western flair, it is moderately hopped with hops straight from the Yakima Valley in Washington. ABV 5.7% Bitterness 25 IBU. Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).

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slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Amber brown pour. Malt forward aroma has chocolate, bread and a little fruit. Medium bodied. Not bad for what it is.

KansaiBeerLvrs (5388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle shared in Suma. Kirkland Amber Ale 

A deep brown with a beige head other a rich bready fruit aroma, it’s an alright store brand beer.

donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JAN 4, 2016
From 12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: Deep light brown-yellow, white head, a lot, minimal lacing
Aroma: very fruity aroma Taste: lightly toasted grains, slight chocolate Feel: foamy creamy feel Overall: Overall fair beer, not expensive cheap

VertBaconStrips (2408) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - SEP 2, 2015
fossil review dying on my notes on the phone. Pretty sure Brad brought these. Or not. Very malty, dull bitterness, medium caramel, for whatever reason it’s a disappoint beer to follow up a St. B ABT12 on tap. Average boring beer with no issues. Smells: see above. I’m hot and forgot to get to it. Realistically none of this matters cuz it’s a Costco beer.

Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a faint nut aroma. Taste is easy drinking, small malt flavor. Thin beer throughout, and slightly watery.

ryanhunter_4 (351) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
341 ml bottle poured at home. Pours an amber color with minimal beige head and minor lacing. not much smell but there is a little bit of nut aroma. taste is hazelnut. bit of carbonation. drinkable.

gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Amber pour with small tan head. Nose has a little roast witha touch of hop. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with just a hint of hops. Body is thin with a malty finish.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-4-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is rather light overall with some light breadiness, caramel sweetness, and a tiny amount of nut.

Taste – The taste begins a little on the sweeter caramel side with a nice bready backbone. As the flavor advances more some of the sweeter flavors fade as a light nutty and toasted malt flavor comes to the end. At the finish of the taste, the sweetness comes back with a light citrus hop joining the rest to leave a lightly sweetened and moderately roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was average in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both are appropriate for the style. But nothing too extraordinary.

Overall – Not too complex in flavors, but it is a fairly easy drinking and slightly sweeter brew. For ~ 80 cents per bottle it is well worth it.

NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper in color with a big foamy white head. Little to no aroma, just a slight spicy hop note. Light malty sweetness.

douglas88 (9688) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from Costco. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. A big sweet malty and fruity nose. The flavor is toasted malts, cherries, caramel, a bit of crystal. OK.

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