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RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Carefully brewed with barley from Americaís heartland and cascade hops from the pacific northwest, this rich, amber colored ale has robust flavor and a distinctive hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2008
Pours amber. Aroma caramel Taste is malty, caramel, some hop finish crisp. Nothing special, and still nothing I would buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8832) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle. Poura s clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is a faint caramel and raisin malt. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a bready malt with a light carmel. Easy to drink with a nice dry finish, didnt taste the "hop finish" as advertised but glad to see AB finally coming around to the craft brews.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting offr-white head. Clear dark brown body. Mild caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with a lot of carbonation and a short sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (8442) - Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2008
12 oz. bottle from shigadeyo. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sizedfine off white head. It actually looks better than I had expected. With the aroma, I picked up mildly sweet caramel malt, a light roasted quality, some floral/herbal hops, and a very slight citrus note. At this point I’m still interested. The flavor has nothing offensive about it, its just a bit watered down. This beer has decent balance between the caramel malt and the lighter hop flavors. There is a slight bitterness to the finish. Light to medium bodied and it is pretty smooth. Overall, my expectations were exceeded by this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Ruby-amber color with a light tan head. A mostly noble hop aroma. Malty flavor with spice and grass that turns slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Some creaminess. Malt lingers with a light fruitiness and spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88 (8109) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle from Smiths. Pours a light amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is pretty light; some floral hops and light malts. The taste was also quite light, but decent; some caramel malts, light hops in the body, and a larger hop contingent in the finish. Very clean and decent. A drinkable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (8010) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Stollen from Kevin Murphy of MST3K fame:

"POUR - presents medium-amber, resembling a well worn baseball glove. Pale head starts large then disappears quickly, but with a firm pledge to be back in 2012.

NOSE - Initially sweet and malty, mild citrus hop notes, fading quickly to reveal a strong base note of Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hints of buttered toast, Kodiak snuff and air burps after a meal at Arbyís.

BODY - Paunchy, with skinny legs and more than a little hair. Mouthfeel reminescent of French-kissing a Teamster.

TASTE - Smooth, subtle, nuanced - wait, thatís my tongue. The beer isnít giving me anything. Okay, thereís some malt, and something resembling hops, although not exactly hops; more like a photocopy of a picture of some hops. However, a dominant flavor is taking hold now, familiar, seductive. Itís the flavor of marketing. Aftertaste leaves me bitter, clinging to religion and guns.

CONCLUSION: This is a beer for those who would prefer to drink regular Budweiser but who have girlfriends. If youíre a Sam Adams Drinker, save your money and pour this into old Sam bottles. Keep in mind that Anheuser-Busch is now owned by a bunch of Belgians who have flooded the world market with their inexplicably popular version of carbonated urine, Stella Artois. Ultimately, those seeking gusto will be more satisfied with Schlitz."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2008
On tap. Really not bad at all. Pours with a small, off-white head that leaves some decent lacing. Clear amber body underneath. Aroma is slightly hoppy with light caramel malt. Taste is hoppy with a little bit of caramel. Really not bad or at all. Lightly fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (7902) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. The aroma has caramel candy and light hops. The flavor is malty sweet with caramel and a touch of hops. surprisingly tolerable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7807) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Got this as a pre-release sample from a distributor/salesman. Pours copper with a large lingering head. The aroma is corny like a Bud beer but hoppy like a pale ale; makes me wonder if there are adjuncts. The flavor is a bit malty sweet with a dry hop sensation that is noticeable yet subtle and leaves the tongue literally feeling dry. Itís almost like a Budweiser Pale Ale or something.

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