RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This hoppy sweet amber was the original ale brewed at the first Lagunitas brewery in West Marin. The original, actually, was a fair example of 'Odious Ale-ism'. Sometimes it was wonderful, sometimes it took the enamel off your teeth. Well, we are better brewers now, and it has become a tasty Cal State Fair award winner!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Almost a brown ale. more rasted amlt than crytal malt body. some caramel and toffee notes nice balance very clean and good hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Steele Bear in Petaluma, CA) Amber Ale?? This is the darkest amber ale I think Ive ever seen, ruddy brown in color, with lots of flaky sediment suspended in the beer. But for all that color, this is only slightly more flavorful than the average amber, though it is a pleasant tasting beer. The flavor is balanced toward the malty end, being bready and toasty, but the hops bitterness is mild to moderate. Medium bodied with a nice full mouthfeel. Sweet, bready nose is pleasant, but only moderately aromatic. The head is light tan in color and pours to a decent size, but fairly quickly fades to a thin film with a thick rim around the glass. Some patchy lacing is left on the glass. Pretty nice, overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Pours amber with no head. Its just kindda there- not much really to say about it. Slightly syrupy mounthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Glorious reddish amber in color with a nice head and no lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and sweet apples. Sweet caramel flavor with a slight zing of spiciness - like cinnamon in an apple pie. Very bubbly on the tongue and sweet in flavor. A nice beer altogether. Thanks to Flipbrewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Amber ale? Pours a deep reddish/copper with a beige head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, somewhat spicy. Appealing. Good carbonation, smooth feel. Flavor is sweet and spicy and refreshing. A good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Dark sinewy amber. Minimal concentric head. Aroma of buckwheat pancake and maple syrup. Buttery, hints of lime and walnuts. Quite prominent charred bitterness framed by slippery rich malt body. Finishes a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Dark amber in color. Smells of chocolate caramel and earth. Well balanced but watered down malt and hop flavor. A bit too thin bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Fairly average amber if you ask me. Dark red/brown colr. Fairly pronounced hop flavor with absolutely no head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Pours a ruby-bronze. Small tna head. Nose is malt and hops.The hop character seems to be a peg or two above the hops. Very nice blend of the hops and malt. Some lighter chocolate notes in there as well. The body is a little thin and it finishes sort of watery. This is a good session beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Nice pour! Amber color but the head didn't linger around too much. Good smooth taste with some hops and malt. Another good Lagunitas brew.

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