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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This flavorful sweet ale has a smooth malt finish balanced against a light hop flavor. This beer is very quaffable and has become a brewpub favorite throughout the United States.


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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MattShizzle (542) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Deep copper-brown color, slightly cloudy. Rich malty, slightly sweet aroma. Good - definitely malty with some roastiness too. ***ETA*** this description was for the first beer in the case. Unfortunately, about half the bottles were SOUR - ie infected. Original score was close to 4, but such a bad thing nukes the score. That it turned out like that is absolutely not acceptable.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
npeifer2308 (5) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Amazing amber/burgundy color but taste and aroma are lacking and leave me wanting more out of it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nephilium (1388) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Sweet bready malt aroma, pours a clear reddish-brown with a full light tan head. Very sweet malt flavor, with a moderate body, and a lingering sweet finish. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but those who are like this one. I would probably not get it again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2014
A fairly disappointing scotch! It pours a nice burgundy but has no head or lacing. The aroma has some sweet caramel malt. The taste has a hint of the caramel but is rather thin and doesn’t hold much flavor in the finish. It’s a bit too light and watery to be a good scotch. Ok but not recommended!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1782) - - JUL 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-4-12 Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Poured a wonderful copper color with a one finger off white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a very light amount of lacing. Smell – Malty aromas are the heaviest. Lightly roasted breadiness with some notes of caramel mixed within. Taste – Starts out with a roasted malt flavor with an ever so light sweetness. The sweetness fades and leaves only a roasty malt flavor on the tongue. This flavor sits alone for quite some time, until at the end the taste bitters up a very light oak and alcohol flavor coming to the tongue. Overall it leaves a slightly dry and kind of boring flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is slightly below average with the carbonation level being rather average as well. Overall – Nothing too special here. It has a decent lightly roasted flavor, but is somewhat boring; nothing to really go out of the way for

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boxofrane (2198) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft at the Collegeville brewpub. Pours clear reddish with a small white head. The aroma has a candy sweetness. The taste is big malty, sweet nuts, light.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Good color on this brew. Flavor is a sweet malts. Aroma is slightly sweet as well. Palate is a light smooth aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a clear brown colored body with a nice white filmy head that died immediately before I even took a sip. No lacing was left and no carbonation was seen rising. The smell had smokey malts up front with some slight hints of coffee and sweet bread in the background. The taste was dry with the nice light smokiness coming back to add a sweet maltiness. The palate was light, slightly creamy with nothing harsh on the tongue, sessionable. Overall, this was pretty good, I’m glad when I picked up the variety pack from ABC that this was in.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2293) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at the brewpub in Gettysburg. Pours perfectly clear medium brown with a thin creamy beige head. Tastes malty and nutty, with hints of caramel and toffee. Light body and low carbonation. Smells nutty and bready.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3677) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Tap at Gettysburg brewpub. Pours clear brown with a slight ruby tint and creamy light beige head. Aroma is cookie malts, light berry esters, light brown sugar, light plum, and faint toast. Flavor is bready malt base, dark fruit ester sweetness, and faint floral hops; a little thin with a semisweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9606) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Scottish Ale - my favourite ! Rates a rate I guess ... Tap at Appalachian, Collegeville, 29/11/13. Dark mahogony brown with a light tan covering. Nose is dark fruit, Xmas cake, brown sugars, toffee. Taste follows, dark toffee and malty. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure. So so, as good is usually gets for this non style.


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