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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A medium-bodied pale ale with a beautiful copper color, a robust head, and the rich flavor of caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2007
a good bitter. broomstraw taste nicely bitter with a clean finish. there is a nice german bitter with a grapefruit hidden flavor that works quite well! good carbonation and creamy yet effervesent enough. malt and hop characters conspire adequately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Pours a dark caramel color with a nice off white head. Smell at first is of mostly hops and a touch of caramel like sweetness. A very nice balanced smell. Taste is definitely more malty at first and overall tastes nice, and balanced. As it warms, the mild hop flavor dissipates somewhat and becomes more of a backdrop to the big caramel creamy taste. Definitely changes as it warms a bit. Overall a good rich amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamjf (9) - USA - JUL 23, 2007 does not count
I had two experiences with this beer - one where I poured too fast and it just had a huge head on it, and two when I did it right and it was chilled a little more. Drinking this beer with a large head and somewhat warm did not do much for me - too much carmel flavor, on the other hand out of the bottle and a little more chilled, the flavors blended nicely. Less carmely, and more hops flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1101) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2007
7/4/07. 12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a creamy head. Nice lacing. Sweet nose with bits of citrus and malt. Tastes sweet with a nice hop finish. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Orange-amber with good, creamy off-white head / Nose of bread, caramel, and citrus / Light to medium body, lightly sweet and chewy, hoppy with good balance and dry finish / Flavors of fresh dough, caramel, orange, lemon, and dry hops / Nice, hoppy, amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
I was pretty drunk when i got to this bottle but was impressed by the robust flavor of the amber. Thick and rich with adequate carbonation. Wood tones throughout the malts and simple spice flavors on finish. Would like to try again...sober.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
Minimal head on dark amber. Dark woody caramel nose. Good woody flavour with a hint of vanilla that is not unwelcome. Solid beer. Hint of tobacco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
650 mL bottle. brown copper with creamy white head. Aroma of toast and malt. Bready caramel taste. Semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9018) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
Deep amber gold, thick cream coloured head. Aromas of toffee and a faint fruit quality, apricot perhaps. Rich caramel/toffee malt palate, sweet dates, and again a faint undefinable fruit note. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2538) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Hazy amber with a moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is citric, grapefruity hops with caramel backing. Medium bodied with a somewhat sweet finish and a good hop flavor. Great for the style, actually has character.

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