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RATINGS: 1413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts. These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops. The result is a rich color and fruity flavor.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of hop over caramel. Amber color with a huge, frothy white head. Thin to medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is kind of bready with fruity/floral hop. Finish is more dry than sweet. Seems more like an ESB, but perhaps the bitter is inadequate for that. Pretty good, but seems bland. Barring the 6% it would be a good session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grass, and light citrus. Flavor of caramel and mild hops.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Cloudy orange with medium off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, very fresh. Distinctly hoppy flavor that’s unexpected for an amber. But there’s a lot of sweetness, too much so.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Tap. Dark brown color with medium tan head. Complex aroma of sweet malt. Flavor started sweet and finished with the bite of hops. Good drinkable brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is malt-slightly sweet, faint hops. taste is malt-slightly sweet, faint hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11086) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of caramel and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2006
Hazy amber ale with a very thin white head. Small floaties. Aroma is sweet and fruity but not very hoppy. In mouth, a nice sweet nutty malt with woody notes, and light raisins. A lingering malt remains, with powdery and light oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied. From piscator, Nov. 2005. Merci Kris.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 Date: 01/09/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy amber, scant head, light malt flavor,
-------- /> Date: 03/30/2006
Mode: bottle
Source: trade

hazy orange, frothy off white head, light earthy hop aroma on dry carmel malt, rich malt flavor, well balanced hop character, touch of sweetness, light bitterness, great session ale

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
12-oz. bottle, batch7254, from tjthresh. Pours amber with a small to medium frothy off-white head, lined lacing, decent head retention. Aroma is sweet caramel nutty malt (cookie, straw), yeast (dough) and perfuemy hops (floral, pine). Moderate acidity at the start, medium bitterness, tongue scorching hops, nutty caramel malt, trace yeast, hop finish, lightly sweet. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry, burpy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours reddish amber. Nose of spruce, malt and lager. Taste of lager malts, spruce and maple. Light fruits.


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