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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2011
A light amber/copper color with some burnt orange highlights around the bottom. Hazy. A white, soapy head with not much size and only average retention and lacing. A rather robust malt tone that brought forth some caramel and some wheat bread. Some sweet, sugary notes similar to a baked pear or baked apple. Some of the earthy, "peat" aromas Iím not real fond of however. Maybe a bit of toffee in there too. The taste is a bit more mild and not as robust, but much better balanced than the smell. Again, some caramel malt with the earthy tone. Some of the sugary notes blend in well. Small tinge of bitterness, but not overbearing. Medium mouthfeel. Rather smooth and dry. Leaves touches on the palate. This beer is ok. Not my favorite, but easily drinkable regardless. That "peat" aroma and flavor gets to me after a bit, but I could still down a couple with relative ease. If you see it, pick it up but donít go out of your way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigbish (533) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
A decent cover beer that you can sit around and throw back a bunch of. Nothing ground breaking, just a good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1248) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A very average beer. Thereís not much flavor to it, but what flavor there is ends in a kind of cardboard finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Dry and hardly any flavor of malt- this is like a Pale Ale that someone forgot to add hops to. Kind of lame. Iím in too much of a hurry to elaborate. bottle from Midtown Wine and Spirits, Nashville, TN

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours hazier orange with white head, aroma is old sweet biscuit, almost ester-like. Tastes similar to aroma with an odd sweetness, but still fairly enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3830) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Bottle known to be at least a year old: Dried leaves on the nose, with caramel hints. Clear copper, no head, minimal lacing. Flavor is dried leaves, subtle barley malt finish. Decent and well made, but pretty ordinary.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours light amber with a rich beige head and a toffee and pine aroma. There is a substantial caramel malt flavor with sticky hop bitterness and a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Draught at TJís: Faint malt aroma. Poured amber in color with a creamy, dense, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of caramel malt, slight dried leaves, slight hops, light toasting, and slight Earth. Medium body. Average texture. Caramel malt, slight Earth, and slight hop finish is a tad dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very clear amber with small white head. Good lacing. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Tastes of malt balanced by hops. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
[Tap] Pours a copper/amber color with a few faint hints of off-white head. Aroma of caramel and some hazelnut. The taste is akin to Fat Tire, with a mild malty character and little hopping. Light metallic finish. High carbonation and average mouthfeel. Quite drinkable.


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