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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A coppery amber lager that showcases a full bodied, malty flavor that is balanced by a refreshing bitterness derived from fine noble hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2007
I honestly didn’t get much out of this, which is a big bummer because you know Bell’s can brew a top-notch O-fest if they wanted. What we got instead was a rather plain and simple amber ale-like lager. Nose is straightforward caramel malt, with some subtle notes of hay and squash, but not nearly pronounced enough for my tastes. Flavor also seems toned down, with only light hints of squash and dried hay, and mostly just a simple, straightforward malt bill. Maple, honey, hay, and I’m really stretching to even mention these flavors, since it seems very pale, empty and simple. Watery on the tongue, and overall a very disappointing experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
pours clear amber with filmy head and light lacing. caramel malty aroma. Grain, citrus and hops. finish’s clean. good but nothing spectacular

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5215) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
From 12 -oz bottle shared with scluffman. Pours a light coppery amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a fine film, ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some flowery hops and last summer’s sweet corn husk. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with a watery multi grain and flowery citrus flavor. Finish is slightly slick, dry multi-grain malt flavor with a lingering old cellar taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Light copper color with a light beige head that turned thin with some lacing. The aroma was straight corn/corn husk (I couldn’t catch anything else.) Flavor shows a surprising lack of malty character one expects from a Marzen. Finish was drying that included a roasted graininess to it. The palate was pleasing with modest carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured a clear amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, bread, and a bit of toffee. Taste was nuts, and caramel malts, more toasty dough, and a bit of citrus hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Tap at Barleys Smokehouse. Pours a rich golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some nuttiness, peppery notes. Flavor is sweet toasted malts, some herbal notes, some dough. Palate is medium bodied, medium to mild carbonation finishes somewhat sweet. Decent stuff, nothing to actively seek out, but a decent example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Pours an orange and bronze color with almost zero head that’s gone in seconds. Aroma is weak with malt and spices. Taste is more of the same with some yeast and sourdough finishing with an unpleasantly bitter metallic tingle. A very disappointing showing from one of my favorite breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7147) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottled, Batch #8038. Poured a clear, brilliant medium orange with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet toasted caramel and mild nutty notes with some spices, some mild detergent, and some almost spruce-like hoppage... quite odd. Flavor had a sweet, toasted caramel base with some bready notes.. spritzy, mildly bitter herbal and medicinal presence.. sweet again and quite enjoyable at the finsh. Light-medium bodied with a decent flow. Solid beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Pours a light copper with a faint white head. Spices on the nose with sweet malt. Mouthfeel is pretty light with mild spice. Very average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear light copper with a white head. Caramel and toasted malt nose, mildly sweet, a bit of dough. Solidly malty, lightly toasty. A touch of metal. OK.

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