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RATINGS: 1694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Achilleos (11) - Santa Maria, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Had this off tap, not from bottle. This beer came out really hoppy, but I really didn’t taste the citrus overtones. The tastiness of this beer is there, I would give it a slight (and very light) coffee taste if you let it sit in your mouth. Definitely one to try out if you haven’t already. Overall not a bad beer from Stone, they did themselves proud making this one.


3.3
Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jul 2007 Purchased as part of a mixed 6pack at Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins. This pours from 12oz bottle a nice clear deep amber with a large head of foam that recedes slowly leaving a few small islands near the center and it has some lacing. The smell is hoppy. I get a lot of grapefruit but I also get some caramel malt. The taste on first sip is kind of strange. The initial flavour is rather empty of flavour, kind of watery but then, thankfully, the grapefruit hoppy goodness moves in near and through the finish though it's at a subdued level. Hey, this is only 4.4%abv so I expected some kind of reduction in what was going to hit my taste buds and it sure makes this Ale a good for sessioning candidate *if* the flavour that's there is enough to please. Imho, it passes that test. I'd buy it again.

4.3
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2017
A very solid amber ale. Plenty of malty body, typical of an easy drinking amber, but it has a nice grassy hop punch as well.

3.6
john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 1), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - And Bottle - Deep Amber in colour. Malty base/backbone; roasty malts, caramel. Hoppy; big grapefruit citrus hop flavours; grassy hops. Nice malt/hops balance. Dry hoppy finish. Much hoppier than expected. Surprisingly flavoursome for a low-ABV beer. Very drinkable. Nice beer! (2009-08)

3.2
mice (1045) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Punaisenruskea kirkas olut paksulla, höttöisellä ja pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Kaunis olut. Tuoksu humalaa ja hedelmää. Maku hieman greippinen, mutta varsinkin jälkimaultaan enemmänkin greippisen katkera. Ulkonäkö tässä oluessa toimii ja maitokauppavahvuiseksi tietysti hieno tekele, mutta omaan makuuni turhan greippinen.

3.9
Lore (2898) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
darker amber colour, moderate sized yellowish head; aroma of toast, resins, floral and biscuity notes, some roasted nuts, too. taste is the same- mild roasted toasty and malty; easily drinkable good amber ale

3.9
kapusil (1506) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
0.355l bottle. Clear amber body, lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, reisins and citruses. Taste of caramel, toast, citruses and even some roasted malts. Light medium bodied. Easy to drink. Quite nice.

3.8
Cristobal37 (1235) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Thanks Lagzibacsi! Light brown. Very sweet flaky malty aroma. Sweet syrup on the nose. Long sweet malts and mild bitterness. Really sessionable. Balanced nice a bit sweet for me, but a good 12 pack beer.

3.6
Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée au Mondial de la Bière 2007.
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée foncée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Houblon résineux, citrique, légèrement floral et fruité (agrumes, abricots), caramel sucré.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Moyenne amertume de houblon floral, moyennement citrique, fruitée (agrumes, notes d’abricots) et aux notes herbeuse, présente toute la gorgée. Un support malté de caramel sucré aux notes rôties est également présent des notes de pain.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyen. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue et un peu sèche, moyennement amère de houblon résineux, légèrement herbeux et citrique aux notes florales et terreuses.

3.7
andrepintado (3668) - Porto, PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark copper color. Thin to medium beige head. Medium bitterness. Soft sweetness coming from the malt. Aroma is malty, hops, resin. Well done.

2.3
Don2711 (494) - - JAN 18, 2016
Citrus aroma and flavour. Nice brown appearance and quite bitter on palate. Overall strength poor and lasting taste quite chemical unfortunately.


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