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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright golden color, well rounded flavor and exceptional drinkability characterize this very refreshing ale. A delicate balance between pale malts and Hallertauer hops creates a very palatable, light, fruity ale. A great entry level beer for newcomers to fine hand-crafted ales.

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proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Pours out to a very attractive amber in the glass. Looks to be filtered as it is quite clear. Aroma is that of bread dough and light yeast. The taste is that of malt with a hint of fruit thrown in for good measure. Not as flavorful as Bell's Amber, but its may be more drinkable. An easy session amber if there ever was one.

3.6
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2006
A nice orangey amber color, like that of a sunset, with a thin collar of white foam. Aroma shows a lot of caramel, though the overall impression is dry. Flavor has hop flavor and good malt as is in the aroma with a very nice and complex profile with a rather intense hop flavor and dry malt competing into a long finish.

3.5
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Sunset amber is a perfect description of this beer’s color. Nose is decent with some malt, caramel and fruity hints. Taste gets a thumbs up from me. It finished with just a little bit of sweetness, but it’s easy to drink a few of these.

3.5
mvp (263) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Why can’t the big beer companies brew their beer like this one? Pleasent aroma lasts.

3.4
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Bottle: Kind of a grassy and lightly malty aroma. Pours a transparent amber with a decent size white head with fair retention. Nice lacing. Initial big caramel flavor is followed by very light bitterness in the finish. Has a little euro lager/pilsner character to it. Light to below moderate caramel aftertaste.

3.4
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Growler at home, rated against my interpretation of BJCP 2004 guidelines. Aroma: slightly floral, fairly weak aroma, malt. Appearance: dark golden red, clear, large foamy head that stays. Taste: malt opening, toasted, lightly hopped. Palate: medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation, average and slightly bitter finish. Overall: a very enjoyable beer, seems to be a good example of the style, though I have not had many to compare to

3.4
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Slightly sour toffee malt aroma. Amber color with moderate head. Slightly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice.

3.3
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
This is a very drinkable amber, good if you’re going to have quite a few sitting around and shooting the breeze. Pleasant nuttinees.

3.3
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2003
This brew poured a quick dissolving head. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass. There was no carbonation seen rising to the top. It had a fruity aroma along with a bitter taste.

3.3
DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Draft at the MBC taphouse. Has a good amber color. A mild but pleasant "beery" smell to it. A fine example of what's basically a mild style.


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