Big Buck Antler Ale
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
An amber ale formulated as a transitional flavor between lighter and darker beers. Antler Ale has a light amber color while maintaining a mild, clean flavor and a low hopping rate. A very smooth, satisfying beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3864) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass at the brewpub. The appearance was a slight light hazy amber color. There was a decent transparency to it allowing carbonation to be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Lacing stuck but eventually slid into the body. The smell had some light caramel malts lightly backed up by a nice gently roasted nuttiness. The taste followed the nose in a sweet slightly roasty way. On the palate, this was sessionable in a nice light sweet roasty way. Overall, I almost always had this with their reuben when I would make the drive back to the U.P. where I used to live. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, oat, and bready malts. Flavor of bready malt, floral hops, and corn malt. Ok, nothing great here. 6/4/6/3/11 [3.0/5]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Red amber in color with a very small head. Aroma is of fruit, light hops and malt. Taste is of light hops, grain and a little malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Light red in color and clear with pretty much no head. Taste is light with a hop and malt balance. Thin and bland. Smell is some grains and hops. Not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
Nice lacing and head retention on this one. Copper body and a nose of something sweet, fruity (grapes), and malt. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. It is nice to see an amber ale that does not rely on hops as its backbone. Actually quite nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Clear amber colored ale with some nice sheets of lacing. Sweet coppery and malty taste. Syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popephred (266) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Poured from tap into pint glass. Produced a clear amber body with a small off-white quickly diminishing head. From first pour, the ale had no discernible nose, yet nothing offensive. Slightly bitter, this was a balanced brew with average hops and malt, producing a clean flavor. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy amber color. Both the aroma and the flavor show some sugar, and of course some caramel taste; the mouthfeel is quite dry, because of the medium-high bitterness. Simple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Tap @ Brewpub with Nuffield. Rating from 2004 notes. Copper color. Light malts and flavors with some cardboard and hints of toasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Sample at the Gaylord location: Clear amber color with a thin ivory head that dissipates steadily. Minimal lacing is evident. Light-bodied and mildly bitter with a touch of sweetness. The finish is light citrusy hops. Not the best "transition" between their lighter and darker beers. While it is not a bad beer, I think I will just skip over this transitional step next time.

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