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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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On a rainy fall day in 2009, my five-year-old daughter Zoe and I were wandering the streets of Bar Harbor and stumbled across the Whale Museum. Zoe loved it. Hopefully we do the same for you. Cheers! Our Happy, Hoppy, Amber-Ale

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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6258) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Maine Beer Company, Freeport. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is cloudy copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, some chocolate, some fruits, hops and malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (693) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2016
BOD 1/5/16. Pours dark amber which turns a brilliant clear dark ruby under intense light. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding, but a bit light, complex nose of citrus, pith, hints of dark fruit (fig, raisin), pine and a touch of caramel over a malt base with strong dark toasted notes. Almost heavy medium body that is quite smooth and has a nice touch of creaminess to it. Superb carbonation with a fair burst of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is outstanding. Flavor arrives in a blended fashion that has minimal separation. It has the flavors of the nose, with dark toasted grainy malt being the most evident part of the base. Dark fruit (prune) and citric pith are the main components with a touch of pine arriving in the very mildly bittered middle. Balance is achieved with little perceived sweetness and has a very subtle caramel note. The finish is a slow fade of prune and pith.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2016
From BNC. Fresh hops, almost a cherry flavor? If you are a hop head youll love it, but this was just too much hops. Serving: Bottle

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (560) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Deep red color on pour. Love the nutty malty roast, bit of biscuit flavor. The hops have a bit of honey and mango and pineapple to it. Really balanced and hope to have one again. Love it!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1945) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2016
500 ml bottle, stamp on label says bottled on 121515. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/amber color with about an inch and a half light tan head. Head retention is good, and theres a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like toasted malt, dark fruit (raisins), pine hops, citrusy hops and some bready malt. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but theres also some chocolate and woody earthiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its smooth, creamy, easy to drink and has a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a pretty good amber ale, Id buy this again in the future. $6.99 a bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
edwardbass (817) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
A beer buddy shared this, and I didnt check the bottle for a date, but it seems old. High carbonation. Light hops and strong malt aroma. Taste is roasted grain, phenolic / citrus hops, very dry with very little sweetness. Palate feels very lightweight - like something is missing. Not terrible, but not good either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottled 12/15/2015 and enjoyed 1/3/2016 in a snifter. Look - Dark red, almost brown. Darker tan head than others. Medium bubbles settle to a ring. Lacing. Smell - Bread. Caramel. Malt. Pine. Peach. Citrus. Taste - Pine. Caramel malt. Light citrus. Feel - Bitter rips tongue. Light alcohol. Carbonation is high. Overall - This is a style than many do well. This isnt the best or the worst. Light citrus/peach aroma is unique in something I havent had before.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (326) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Distro just hit Ohio. Obviously no Lunch or anything, but still some awesome offerings. Perfect amber pour with two finger off-white head. Nose of initial sweet toasted malt, floral and juicy lemony hops. Tate of gently toasted, rounded malt on the bottom end....flowery hoppiness, rindy linger. Very clean for an amber. Cleanliness seems to be a theme with this brewery. I can get with that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5971) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Thanks to Thomas for sharing this. i am drinking it in the dark at Darkness day. Fairly heavy hop aroma and flavor, on the line between an amber ale or a red ipa. Hops are strong, well carbonated, good looking beer to the extent i can see it, it does have a nice lacing head. One of the best amber ales I have had the chance to try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Beautiful beer. One of those beers I wish I would have bought more of. Well balanced ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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