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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Originally made for the annual E.V. Debs memorial Kazoo Night at Tiger Stadium held by the E.V. Debs Society. A rich ale, ruby-red in color single hopped with Centennial hops. A single batch offering brewed once a summer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7533) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Draft at Arnoldís, served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a centimeter or so of frothy off-white head that forms a lasting cap. The hops are really active in this amber ale, with an initial whiff of soap and perfume. The amber and caramel and lightly toasted malts take a minute to emerge, and thereís some floral and grapefruit and orange character to the hops, with an underlying earthiness. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Great take on an amber ale; hop it up a bit for balance and to make it interesting. I liked this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8992) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Draft. Citrus caramel malt and herbal orange peel aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet orange, caramel malt, and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice balance. Very solid hoppy amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malkyore (279) - - JUN 12, 2015
Solid! Very red. Malty... Hoppy... Pretty much the quintessential beer flavors... Itís all there.... I donít know what else to say.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Krej (163) - USA - JUN 12, 2015
This is alright. Itís more floral than it is smooth. Itís not very caramelly. OK maybe a little. Itís okay.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrohia (205) - - MAR 13, 2015
Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI, draft. No lacing, little aroma. Brown. No lacing. It's OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (827) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 16, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Taste Carmel, malty, pine. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. deep amber pour, fuller bodied. full maltiness, caramel, toffee, al about the malts, solid bitterness that takes a back seat. good, but still an amber

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1773) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at Busters pours a dark reddish/brown with a small khaki head. Upfront hoppy citrus with dusty earthy caramel malts. Taste of light citrus and pine hops with well balanced earthy toffee and caramel malts. Nice balance!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Tap at Busters. Slightly murky bronze-orange pour with a sticky head. Toasted caramel and grapefruit. Nice palate. This is really nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2014
From notes. On tap at the Eccentric Cafť on June 13. The pour is a nice dark copper, almost ruby color with a thin white head and some spectacular lacing. The aroma is very malty and biscuity. There isnít a whole lot else going on, but I like the toasty caramel. The flavor is the same; all malt, and a surprising sweetness that doesnít come up in the nose. The mouthfeel is thin and slick with minimal carbonation and a really sweet, lingering aftertaste


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