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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is a traditional English style ale brewed with four malts and four hops. The complex malt character and deep copper color balances with the mild English hops delivering a smooth finish. Alcohol runs about 5% and the carbonation is relatively low. Enjoy a few! Cheers!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Atlanta, Ga. - on tap at the Prado location. Sparkling medium amber pour, light off-whitebhead, great lacing. Faint spruce aroma. Minty backbone in the flavor, light citrus bitterness, some nuttiness. Crisp mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, light floral. Light bodied, with a slightly bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel with some grains. Clear amber with a decent white head. Lots of caramel and a very light appropriate bitterness. Very true to style, well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and citrus. Flavor contains some caramel, citrus, and herbal notes. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall good session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Deep copper almost red. Light earthy hops aroma. Sweet malt and apple like kicker. Medium bodied with nice soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Red-orange, sticky beige head. Toasty, grainy, grassy aroma. Taste is mostly sweet caramel, a bit metallic, bitter, grassy, some apples and fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
This turned out to be my favorite beer in the flight of five I had here on 9/17/09. The flavor profile is closer to the American ingrediants of a pale ale than to a British ESB. Both the smell and the flavor are quite earthy. The color of the brew is light brown (and cloudy). Nice lace. The finish features a bittering hop that has some staying power in the aftertaste. The balance is pleasant and would make it easy to keep ordering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
On tap at Prado. Poured a clearish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, earthy, lightly hopped, and lightly bitter. Taste is very malty, with toasted bread notes and bitter notes as well. A relatively simple and refreshing brew. Mouth is smooth and the body is average. Overall, a decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours an appetizing transparent mahogany with a fairly thick pale beige head. Aroma is malty with hints of cinnamon and a touch of hops. Flavor is malty with an undertone of spice and a little hop bitterness, satisfying if not complex. Texture is fairly smooth and nicely tingly and edgy. Definitely worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Appearance: Lightly hazed, brown body with a nice coating layer of ivory-colored foam on top. Smell: Bready, toasty malts with a hint of dark brown sugar. Light notes of fruit and earthy, herbaceous English-minded hops. Taste: Pale malts with tastes of darkened bread crusts and biscuits. Light thriving taste of brown sugar for a touch of added sweetness. Faint fruitiness. Earthy, leafy hops with a medium-light bitterness. Finishes bitter, finishes drying. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Certainly more enjoyable than a trip across I-285 regardless of day or time. As with the Farmhouse Ale, Iím still stuck listening to the virtues of Eckhart Tolle from a plastered bar patron and getting further book recommendations. He suggests we visit the nearby bookstore Phoenix íní Dragon, which sounds more like a Chinese restaurant to me. In fact, Iím getting hungry just thinking about it! Heís an interesting character, but thatís probably true of most of the patrons of the Phoenix íní Dragon.


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