Traverse Manitou Amber Ale

Formerly brewed at Traverse Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Williamsburg, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Manitou Amber is an English Style Ale made with five varieties of two-row British malts and Torefied Wheat. A smooth and full flavored ale with a hint of nuttiness from the English grains used in the recipe. Four varieties of hops from Yakima Valley, Washington, plus Yorkshire yeast give Manitou Brand Amber Ale its distinctive English flavor and traditional amber color.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pkbites (916) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Extra sour crap-oooooo-la. Thats the only description Ill give because thats the only one it deserves. At least the bottle makes a nice souvenir of our trip.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
roccotool (26) - USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. Aroma-very fruity. Appearance, just average for amber ale. Flavor- Way too many hops and overly sour. Not just a little bit, either. Palate-overpowering taste of sour fruit with a bitter finish. Cannot recommend this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2200) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Sourest amber ale Ive tried, and I liked it. More flavor than most ambers as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle. Pours a nice, nutty brown with an aroma of roasted peach and malt. Flavor is nutty, buttery, and a touch of chocolate with fruit preserves. Palate spreads the flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is fruity with hints of banana and toffee. Pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head. Flavor is lightly sweet up front. Finishes with roasted grain and nuts and a flowery hops that doesnt mesh well with the roastiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Bottle from Brad. AMber red color w/ a foamy white rocky head. Lots of fast moving bubbles fill the glass. Nose is light caramel and mild hopps, some sugary effect. Taste is thin, sweet and caramely with some sour notes that drag it down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Sampled on draught @ Traverse Brewing Company in Williamsburg, Michigan. Moderate malt accented aroma with hints of caramel, toffee and toast, along with a light touch of fruit (cherry mainly) and leather. Lightly bready malts with hints of cookies, pine and flowers. Loaded with diacetyl in an unpleasant way, unlike the brown. Pretty light in character overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Pours more brown than amber, with no head. O.k. lacing. Aroma has a little maltiness to it and thats it. Flavor has decent amount of sweet malt with the sourness again in this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2005
12 oz. Bottle: Cloudy amber with a fading white head. Aromas of sweet dark fruits (light plum, light apple), some malt characteristics. Flavor was disappointing, overly sour old fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle pour at festival. Fair looking amber ale. Slight head. Slight souring of aroma which seems to pervade this breweries beers. Lightly malty in flavor with a touch of caramel but still the sourness which just doesnt belong. Perhaps the least offensive product I had at the festival from this brewer.

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