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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This amber is created with the use of choice hops and a unique blend of specialty malts to produce a rich and tasty brew. It is especially unique due to its original flavor influenced by biscuit and earthy characteristics.

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1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
foyle (428) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Appearance: pours with a 1" off white sudsy heads that recedes quickly. Faint lacing only. Color is a slightly cloudy amber with small amount of carbonation streaming. Aroma: sweet barley malt syrup, toasted wheat bread, some earthy hop spice as well. Mouthfeel: light and watery with a dry finish. Flavor: mild flavor, I expected more in the taste based on the aroma. Bland is the best way I can describe the flavor. There is not much of the expected caramel sweetness from an amber ale. Hard to find something good to say about this one.


3
hauxe (937) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017
Pours amber from the bottle. Moderate foamy crown. The aroma is honey with floral notes. Taste is caramel sweet, a touch of toffee, mild herbal notes that counterbalance the sweetness. Stays the same through the finish. Simple, but still decent.

2.8
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Pours a light copper and amber mixed color with a light sweet toffee aroma. Taste has minor toast notes with a sweet toffee flavor. A very simple but clean and refreshing beer. Nice easy drinking beer that quenched my palate.

3.5
George999 (466) - Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2016
From bottle, the pour is clear and a perfect amber color with thin white head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is caramel light hops. The taste is caramel in light to medium roast malts. This is a very drinkable amber ale with a great caramel sweetness throughout the beer. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth.

3.2
stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at Boise Fry Company. Lots of lively carbonation, negligible head. Medium amber body highlights the malts, mildly sweet throughout. Kind of sticky finish. Solid amber.

3
Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A bright amber beer that has a one finger of gold tinted foam atop. Not very much in the aroma. A little yeast and fruit. The flavors brings that plus that amber maltiness. A little caramel. Light bitterness. Everything is soft in the flavor.

3.4
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours amber with and off white head. Nose of caramel malts and light fruit. Medium body and a smooth, almost soft mouth feel. Basically malts, with some light fruit and nuts, and a little earthiness in the finish. Easy drinking and full of flavor. Not complicated but still enjoyable.

3.5
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Pours a rich amber, clear, with lots of carbonation and a fizzy white head. Malty, biscuity, yeasty nose. Medium creamy body. Bready, biscuity, and a little buttery. A little sweet and rich. Otherwise light and drinkable. A good amber ale.

3.1
brandon1989 (691) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Pours a hazy Amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is malts and breadiness. The taste is more of the same.

2.6
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - DEC 2, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear slightly red tinted amber color with a small head of pure white foam. The head has a very light level of retention, fading quickly to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is an odd mix of sweet and somewhat gristy wheaty smells. The sweet is of a more caramel nature with the wheaty smells having hints of a more hay-like nature mixed within. A little bit of fruity peach and apricot smell as there as well as well as a little bit of a spent grain smell. Overall, not really an all that pleasant mix of smells. Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a sweeter fruit and caramel taste along with a little bit of light roasted malt and bready flavor. The sweeter fruit flavors are a mix of cherry and plum, but these are light in comparison to the caramel. As the taste moves forward, the caramel grows more intense and is joined by a more buttery toffee flavor at the expense of the fruit. A little bit of a more woody and slightly gristy spent grain flavor come to the tongue at the end, leaving a rather oddly sweet, woody, and slightly stale grainy taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. A decent feel for the odd mix of flavors, but nothing too special. Overall – Nothing too great here in my opinion. A little to gristy and stale tasting with a rather odd mix of flavors. It lacks balance, so not really one I would want to go to again.

2.7
bytemesis (9219) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Tap. Pours clear amber, beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is faintcaramel. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, a bit metallic. Medium body. Meh


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