RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An English style special amber ale. This ales full body imparts a distinctive malty, robust palate and fruity bouquet. Brewed from pale malted barley, Munich, crystal, carastan and a touch of chocolate malts, Pacific Northwest hops, water and ale yeast.

Editors Note: Production moved to Glacier Brewing in Polson, MT in 2005, continued together with Flying Dog in Colorado and then Flying Goose in Maryland, MD as well in 2006. Entire production moved to City Brwery in WI in the summer of 2007. In 2009 the production was moved to Olde Saratoga in NY, Butte Creek in CA and Weston, MO.

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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle. Very dark amber color, slightly cloudy, with an off white head. Aroma is metallic and slightly sour. Some hops and malt come through as well. Taste is pretty offputting. Sweet, salty, and metallic, with something else I cant quite figure out. Very bitter towards the end. Slick texture, light body. Not a big fan of this.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (420) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
Tried this over at a buddys house. After the first sip, I wasnt THAT impressd but it slightly grew on me towards the end. Still seemed a little off-balanced, slightly bitter or metallic? Not sure if thats part of the style, but I have been hesitant to try Spanish Peaks after that. It wasnt bad at all, just not what I expected. Would most likely rather go with a Belgian Ale instead.....or some other micro with similar style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (10468) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"pretty standard english pale. lots of malt with a hint of spice and a little orange peel on the side. nothing to make me mad, or to change my mind about a fairly boring style."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1856) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
A decent amber. Pour a nice bright red with very little head. Smells and tastes pretty malty. Had in the bottle at Warehouse Cafe.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 6, 12 Poured from 12 ounce bottle into pint glass A: Sweet caramel malt and floral hops A: Amber in color with big tan head and bubbles through out T: Initially crisp then caramel malts and then a hoppy finish that sticks around P: Medium body with heavy carbonation O: Nothing really stands out as exceptional, but it would be a good session beer. Decent beer. I dont know if anything about it really stands out to me, but it is one that would be a good session beer for most folks.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sitzds (318) - - AUG 24, 2013
Pale brown. Raisin, chocolate, sweet malt aroma. Chocolate and biscuit flavors. Velvety carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6207) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Clear, deep red-amber with a short tan cap. Scent is sharp caramel. Taste is caramel over a slight, vague bitter... Tea-like with a bit of maltiness. Average, at best.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Stevedam (3) - Stuyvesant, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
From bottle. Too much carbonation. Very hard to drink. Had to dump it. Disappointed as I wanted to try this dark beer. Beer actually had foam coming out of the bottle while it sat on a table. Weird. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SODAK14 (357) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Nice dark amber color pour wih a samll head. Decent brew but nothing spectacular in any phase. I might give this one another chance as I only had one bottle. Not the best...not the worst.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
A standard cheap six-pack in the midwest with slightly more character than, say, Michelob Amber. A bit of an unfair comparison since this beer is more flavorful and "crafty" than your usual gas station and supermarket brew, but thats more or less the level at which to set expectations for a generic, malty but decently lively brew.


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