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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An exclusive Alehouse offering, this full-flavored amber ale has a smooth, malty-sweet aroma and a steady hop balance. Unfiltered.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel, Chocolate

Hops:
Nugget, Willamette

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (42165) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the Pyramid taphouse in Walnut Creek. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is light fruity and caramelish. Roasted caramelish and bitter flavoured. A bit watery finish, dry and bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (35904) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Draft at the alehous in Walnut Creek. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of bread, caramel, and a touch of malt. The flavor is sweet, but with some weird off-notes, and more normal notes of caramel and malt - is it the malt base that makes it weird? Im not a fan.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
On tap. Hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. Roasted malts and a little nuts in the nose. Medium body, nuts and roasted malt before some dry hops in the finish. 250709

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14619) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap at the Berkeley venue. Pours very dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of light roasty malt with light fruit hop. Med body. Flavor is roasty caramel, mild, arguably fruity, hop. Finishes not quite dry and barely bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13839) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft - Mild roasted malt nose with a touch of spice. Cloudy amber with very rich head. In the days where more is more the simplicity of this beer is nice. Malty and nutty with no hops or bitterness. A bit too light on body but a nice example of an amber.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (13187) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2017
On tap at Pyramid Taproom Oakland Airport. Pours a hazy amber with thick beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is toasted malt, pine, licorice. Medium body, cocoa, bread, licorice, light finish, decent.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9866) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2011
Draught as a 5 oz sampler at Pyramid in Sacramento, CA, on April 23, 2011
As "Alehouse Amber Ale"
Shady amber color, off-white head. Sweet, hoppy, malty, somewhat roasted taste. Moussy mouthfeel. A bit roasted aftertaste with hints of coffee, turns more fruity in the end. Medium bitterness. Fruity but also somewhat stale scent with sewage hints.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Draft. Slightly hazy amber-brown with a cream colored head. Toasty malt aroma with light burnt malt. Toasty malt flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Toasty malt lingers with light earth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7394) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub in Berkeley on 8/8/10. Hazy amber/copper pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of crystal malt and a bit of roast. Light crystal malt flavor with a teeny bit of hop.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7241) - Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap at Pyramid in the Oakland Airport
Appearance: Slightly hazy dark amber with a small off-white head and nice lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel
Taste: Sweet malts and caramel
OK, but nothing to write home about


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