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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber-ruby color with a thick rocky light tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruity esters. Smooth palate with flavors of light caramel malt with a mellow backing of hops. Nicely balanced. Mostly dry finish, with a fleeting hop bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Brilliantly smooth and robust. Caramel malt just glides across your tongue and down your throat, with a touch of bitterness in the back to make you wanting to go back for more. Some hops there to provide balance, but without really coming out and showing their stuff. Just like all the AV beers, this is a fantastic example of the style. Brewed exactly to specifications and done perfectly. The only problem is, itís such a boring style that itís hard for this to earn a huge score. Still, very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Clean crisp taste with a good mixture of carmel and hops. Its goes down crisp with a slight bitterness at the end. A good all around Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
12 oz bottle; Aroma was very chocolatey, caramel and extremely intising. Not one of my favorites but was really up there on flavor-- lots of hoppiness and not much of a smooth but more bitter taste (which I personally love).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 12oz bottle provided by R. House. Poured a sherry colour. Great complex malts with awesome balance in finish. Full, creamy texture. Seems like this brewery, when the bottles arenít bad, really do their beers well. A very nice brew for sipping and enjoying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a fizzy off white head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was mainly hoppy with a slight hint of malts. The flavor found honey, citrus, and caramel. Medium body with light even bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Amber pour, little head. Nice aroma, good hops and caramel. Very nice flavor, caramel background, with tart citrus hops up front. Somewhat dry finish though. Medium-thin body. Delicious beer though. Great on a summer day/with a meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 A very enjoyable amber, pours the amber orange color with a decent head that laced ok. The aroma was malty with light resinous hops. Flavor was more malty than hoppy, nice caramel base with some light spiciness, initially somewhat like ginger but more prominently of tea bags. The mouthfeel was moderate but very drinkable. Finish was somewhat dry for the malty sweetness and had a light hop touch to it. A very nice amber ale. Re-rate on draft, 1/07: Pretty comparable to the first tasting, although fresher and crisper on draft out in Flagstaff. The fruity aspects were missing (good for me) and the earthy, nicely hopped balanced flavor was super enjoyable. Did not get any spicing or tea bag flavors this time. A nice crisp amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2006
bottle - Either this beer is overrated or I got a bad bottle. Poured a hazy amber with a big, frothy head. There was very little aroma, just some light malts. The flavor was moderately sweet with an extremely dry finish. Something about the flavor and especially the finish seemed off though. It was okay, but Iím not at all impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
This had a good head.slight aroma.color dark amber.Flavor was pretty much like the winter solstice ,but with the dominate flavor turned down.This is more drinkable than the winter solstice version.I can only drink 1 at a time of that.This is a good beer,but so far I like their Esb better.

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