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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A creamy, flavorful Amber thats smooth and easy to drink. Drop Top is fermented by an American Ale yeast to produce beer with a clean flavor and fruity aroma. The velvet texture is from the use of Honey malt and a touch of milk sugar. The Magnum bittering hops provide soft bitterness, while Simcoe, a newly developed hop variety, adds unique hop flavor and aroma.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Misty Amber appearance with a decent sized head, sweet caramel malt aroma. Not a bad example of the style, probably redundant to call it drinkable. Nothing real distinctive here, it falls in the middle of the beer spectrum for me - would not turn one down but I'm not seeking it out either.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2003
No, not as bad as people say. Not exceptional, but when drinking it at the brewery, especially with late night $7 pitchers, there's nothing better to get yourself pounded on. A good beer that goes down smooth. When you don't want to think about all the high and low points of a beer and just drink one, grab a pint of this...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Not as bad as people say. Consistent maltyness, with not much hops. This is probably better than most widmer beers. Good color. Tastes good off a fat keg at a UP party.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2003
A decent amber ale with more than average hop content. A malty floral aroma and a musky finish, semisweet mouthfeel. Not too bad, but very average.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2003
I was not terribly impressed here, just like every other average amber ale out on the market. Quickly diminishing head, with a very opaque amber coloring and no lacing. Off balance and acidic, astringent and piney. It could have once again been a bad bottle, but not something I would be inclined to try again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7596) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately yeasty (dough, sweat), lightly malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very yeasty smelling, and the citric quality doesn't suit my tastes. Sleep inducing, much like my rating style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Caramel flavor, a little nutty with light spice tones and light hop bitterness in the finish. Very light in body and flavor, disappointing from a somewhat respectable brewer, more like a Karl Strauss.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 Found only in exclusive venues, Drop top aint for the faint hearted, or the mormons

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Rocky, frothy and lasting head with sticky lace; blandish, pale amber in color. Texture is syrupy at times, watery in others. Hints of spicy hops; grassy and slightly bitter. Light wood notes. Very mild sweetness. Overall, mildly flavored.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3943) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2003
Light amber, lasting white head. Little of no aroma. Rather bland malt flavor.


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