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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Reminiscent of a German Oktoberfest. Deep copper color and medium body are complimented by subtle spiciness from noble variety hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3279) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap at Backcountry. Pours amber with high white head. Extreme lacing. Aroma is of malt, some fruits. Taste is of malt (roasted), sugar, some slight bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. High carbonation. Overall: Fair. A tad sweet. Somewhat straight-forward (but then again, it’s somewhat normal).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (5087) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark gold and clear appearance with an average white head. Malty, smooth and creamy with an average body. Mild sweetness, minimal bitterness. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange amber pour. Bready malts, a bit of caramel, but plenty of cardboard and stale notes as well. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
On draft at the brewpub in Frisco CO. Pours a clear reddish copper with an off white head. Nutty nose. Sweet malty flavor. Lingering toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (5090) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Tap at brewpub. Pours clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, light toffee, light woody notes, light floral notes, and faint spice. Flavor is dry malt base, light toast, light caramel sweetness, and faint woody notes; semisweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (4702) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours very clear copper brown with a very frothy beige head. Tastes creamy, mellow, like light malt, nuttiness, and sweet hops. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like light musk, breadiness, and malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - DEC 16, 2013
Poured at backcountry taproom. Copper in color with light amount of white head. Large amount of lacing is present. Smells slightly spicy and hoppy. Has nice amber characteristics but not super flavorful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Draft at Backcountry. Pours bronze with thin lumpy head. Aroma is dirty, amber Munich malt, mold. Taste is light, mold bite, amber malt bites quick cleanish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5447) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and florals. Taste is similar. Nice, pleasant Amber Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (7325) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Clear brilliant amber with a medium foamy off white head. Nice nose with malty caramel and dry hopped leafy bitterness and a touch of biscuit. Big biscuity caramalt flavors with a mediumish body ands touch of nutty toffee and a kiss of bitterness.

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