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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This is an American Amber Ale. Cloudy from the yeast, this moderately rich ale is just bitter enough to balance the sweetness of the malt. Grain from Washington Island is used in this brew, but it is not the dominating malt.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Caramel malt sweetness with enough toastiness and bitterness to balance. Nothing wrong with it, but not worth buying again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9257) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Steve’s Mineral Point, Madison. Pours a clear copper with some fine floating particles. There’s a weak attempt at a head but what’s there fades quickly and completely making the beer appear flat. Aroma of toasted malts. The taste is toasted malts, nuts and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a crystal clear, pale copper colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter, cereal grains and caramel malts with a nice toastiness. A bit nutty with a light earth. Flavor is similar. Grainy, toasty cereal malts with a light caramel sweetness. A bit bready with some nuts and a light earthy hop to balance. Finishes smooth and somewhat dry with a light, balanced bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a medium body and light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty average amber ale. Easy drinking and well balanced with nothing that stands out, but nothing that detracts from enjoying this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1819) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2011
Made with locally grown wheat, or so says the bottle. I long ago graduated from the school of Ale’s, but there’s nothing wrong with nostalgia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy orange color with a nice tight head and some good lace. The aroma is raw malt along with a little bit of garbage that fortunately fades very quickly. There is some mild fruitiness here that almost reminds me of apple skin which works nicely with the floral mild hoppy notes. The flavor is lots of toasty maltiness right up front. The beer is a tad on the sweet side but this is balanced somewhat with an earthy hop bitterness lingering in the background. I can’t ever seem to find it in my heart to hate on a beer that is at worst a tad boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pours amber gold into the glass with a very thin, mostly dissipating head. Very few bubbles. Nose is simple grain and hops. Fairly creamy on the palate, taste is of bread and sourmash with a bit of hops on the end for a nice dry finish. Only an OK beer from Capital, not on a par with most of their beer. Pairs well with burgers, brats and dogs.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
what can I say I have had better. amber in color ok bubbly head. light toasted caramel malt in the aroma and flavor with very little hops. I will pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2010
[Tap] Pours a clear amber color with a fizzy head that quickly receded. Sweet caramel and slightly grainy aroma. Taste is of toasted caramel malts and light butterscotch. Light hopping throughout. Lingering sweetness in the finish. Smooth and highly drinkable stuff, but lacking in much depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper to amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is quite grainy with a touch of oxidation, crystal malt, and some minimal hops. The flavor is on the sweet side with some toasty malt and just the lightest bit of bitterness on the late finish. Quite watery and thin with light fizzy carbonation. Pretty frightful quality from what I consider to be a pretty respectable brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Pours amber with white head, aroma is flat with some caramel and nuts, and taste is just caramel and lactose with nothing else. Overall gives a very fake impression and doesn’t have much going for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madvike (2972) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle - Pours amber with a small white head. Smells of caramel and lactose, taste is biting caramel and malt with nuttiness and sour lactose. Medium carbonated and medium-bodied. Just tastes syrupy and artificial.

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