RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Copper in color and big in taste, this robust well-balanced Amber Ale is the perfect yard work companion. Broken Rake’s noble hop finish elegantly balances the assertive malt overtones, making it a great way to welcome Autumn.

2-Row Barley, Caramel, Carapils

Hallertau Hersbrucker

ABV from 6.4% to 6.1% in 2007.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Reddish brown in color small head. Very malty in aroma. Very malty in taste with a nice hop flavor, also very sweet. Decent amount of alcohol. Pretty damn good beer.

tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

monk191 (2022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
An average amber, smells better then it tastes. Pours a nice amber with a thick tan head. Smells of citrus hops. Taste is basic, a bit malty, with a strange hop aftertaste. Had on tap at the Brewery for SF Beer Week.

slowrunner77 (13179) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"needs a little more hops for better balance (and more flavor overall), but for Pyramid, this is an average or above average effort. refreshing session brew...no more, no less."

jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Dark red brown color with creamy head that clings to glass, malty flavor with hoppy after touch, dark fruity flavor some, herbally finish, tasty but not amazing

maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from the fall seasonal mix pack. Nose is nicely malt dominant, and ends up being nicely toasty and nutty with a bit of hay in there. Taste is toasty and a little bitter, though there is a slight sweetness at the end. Pretty decent beer, actually.

Stevesie (336) - - JAN 10, 2013
Old review. Nice dark amber appearance. Relaxed malt and nuttiness. Very drinkable amber that was a perfect autumn seasonal. Probably my favorite beer ever produced by Pyramid. I miss this one quite a bit.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some herbal and grassy notes and hints of spice. Taste is a bold caramel malty sweetness with a herbal and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A pleasing amber ale that is quite satisfying and unique.

tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a medium amber color, nose is sweet and caramelly, taste is a little too sweet, no real bitterness, fake tasting.

jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Nice light brown color. Nose and taste of caramels, light breads. Rated 9/30/02

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 Pyramid Ales--Broken Rake Amber Ale 2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear bright rich copper amber color with bronze hints. Floral fruit malt front. Fruity body with rich sweet malt flavor. Tasty with clean finish. Sampled 8/16/2000. 2001 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Rich and crisp with decidedly Oktoberfest flavor. Clear rich bright amber color. Fruity malty mild hop front. Medium body is malty,fruity, and dry sweet. Belgian hint? Ends with mild biscuit ESB hop notes. Sampled 10/12/2001. 2002 B New Block Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear rich thin bright amber red color like turning leaves. Floral fruit hop aroma. Light banana ester notes. Thin rich body with sweet caramel ester fruit flavor. Toasted biscuit hints. Clean citrus end. Sampled 10/24/2002. 2002 A New Top Old Bottom Label 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Cloudy rich dark bright amber color. Floral fruit mild hop front. Light head. Medium lace. Thin smooth sweet fruit body. Creamy mild citrus hop end. Yeast ester, toasted bisquit notes. Too fruity. Sampled 10/21/2002. Broken Rake Seasonal Amber Ale 2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Slightly hazy rich amber color. Light mild lace head. Floral fruity mild yeast hop front. Sweet thick fruity caramel body. Tangy yeast toasted doughy hints. Sweet mild citrus hop end. Rich. Too fruity. Sampled 10/12/2003. Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Broken Rake Seasonal Amber Ale--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV--24 IBU’s. (4.25 /5.0) Amber Ale--Fest. Tan rich tight lacy head. Clear bright thin dark rich amber color. Mild fruit hop malty front. Creamy mellow sweet toasted caramel mild fruit malty body. Mild tangy hop cloying malty clean smooth Fest end. Sampled 8/15/2007. 2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV--24 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Fest. Rich lacy dense head. Clear rich bright amber color. Malty toasted mild hop front. Rich mild creamy crusty toasted caramel mellow amber fruit hint malty body. Smooth clean easy refreshing mild hop spice mild sweet malty end. Rich malty Fest Amber. Sampled 8/17/2008. 6-Pack--$6.99.

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