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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep golden color leads one to an extremely flavorful, yet very drinkable beer of great character. Treat this malt monster with respect! Available March and April.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Inviting malty aroma with a little sting underneath it. Clear, intense gold; OK label and cap; standard US longneck. Sweetish, pretty smooth but with a slight bocky-metallic break, woody-straw tones towards the finish. Good carbo, medium body. Not bad, and one of my least favorite styles, but still a little disappointing from Capital. New Leaf Market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1237) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Hazy, dark orange color with no head. The aroma is toffee, oak, and syrup. Very sweet flavor, with faint hop bitterness in the finish. Heavy body, sticky, grainy, with some fine carbonation. Overall, this is a sticky, sweet, desert-like beer. Unabashedly malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle via trade with madbeerbaron. It pours a clear copper color with a small and short lived white head. The nose smells faintly of fresh malt and dough. The flavor highlights the malt with a little caramel and a very slight toasted note. Medium to full bodied, itís a bit flabby on the tongue. Still, itís a decent dopple.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3718) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle: Labeled as 7.8% Pours murky orange with a minimal off-white head. Slightly fruity aroma, caramel. Flavour is tangy caramel malt, slightly overripe fruit... Not too bad, but rather flat-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Lemon, iced tea malt, and light alcohol aroma. Cloudy light amber with a small off-white head. Sweet fruity lemon, grainy/black tea malt flavor with a little alcohol bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Cardboard and lemon malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Corn syrup, paper and barley malt flavor. Okay but apparently an old bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (798) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a pale amber color with a thin and fast diminishing head. Some scents of sweet caramel malts, grainy wheat and a little lemon citrus. Packs a bold taste for a lighter colored beer. A very complex mix of malts and grains that leave a very dry taste in your mouth. Interesting to say the least.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden straw color with not much aroma. Flavor is sweet with a nice mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4482) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle at friendís party. Pours an orange color with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some lager yeast, and a bit of booze. Flavor follows the nose with sweet malt, lager yeast, booze, and caramel. Medium in body and nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. 2011 vintage. Pours a clear, very very dark gold with about a finger of white head. Aroma is quite sweet. Lots of caramel and toffee. Taste is heavily sweet and very light bitter. Caramel and toffee with just a hint of herbal hops. Medium bodied with a thick, sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Surprisingly, time has been very good to this beer. Iíll have to go back and see if there are any more of these 2011s left.

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