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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A solid, malt emphasized lager, the firey hued richness perfectly balanced by clean hop bittering.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (554) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Sweet malt, hops, a little hay. Taste is crisp and refreshing, a nice balance between malt and hops, a little citrusy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Amber coloured body with a a copper glow at the bottom and a very thin half-centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, light sugar, very minimal hops and a nice fresh grain scent. Light-bodied; Nice fresh malt flavour with a good toasty flavour, some light wheat and a strong caramel and toffee finish. Aftertaste is mellow and subdued with only a little toffee and nutty flavours making things bitter, but the malt and light grain stays throughout. Overall, a nice light beer with some solid flavours and nothing bitter or offputting. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased on 30-December-2013 for US$2.39 from Corner Store (Bait and Tackle) in West Palm Beach, Florida sampled on New Year’s Day 2014 (January 1st) in my hotel room here in Clearwater, Florida.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 12 oz bottle poured into nonic. Faint traces of orange in the aroma, but mostly dough smells. Appears clear amber with a light orange colored head which dissipates quickly. It’s comes on mostly sweet, but it’s a smooth sweet as opposed to overwhelming. It’s a medium body beer with strongest notes of citrus and malt, but finishes thin and caramel-sweet - couldn’t pick up too much of the hops. It has an average carbonation, but turns flat relatively quickly as it warms in the glass. Nothing lingers in the taste,and it finishes very clean. There’s nothing overly special or surprising about this beer. Nothing filling or offensive lends itself well to a session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1302) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at random grill in Madison. Pours a reddish amber with an orange head. Aroma is heavy malty caramel with some light fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, some roughness, and some fruit. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly biscuity caramelly, but not in a cloying fashion. Shrug? Not a top amber from not a top brewery. Would say "hit the style" however it is easy to name 10 better examples of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1189) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Clear, deep amber pour with a frothy, 0ff-white head. The aroma is bready with light caramel. The light body has crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste well-balanced and bittersweet with slightly more bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
A decent amber beer. Typically not a fan of ambers but this one is smooth. Malty and bitter it goes down smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Can. Sweet bready caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet earthy caramel malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jaysbeers (70) - - OCT 24, 2013
Can to glass. Clear amber color with medium carbonation. Mild malty, caramel sweetness--not overdone, with a pretty clean finish. Easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Can. Sour milk and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt, hay and lightly bitter quinine flavor. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (176) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Light amber colored beer with a medium white head. Slight nose of doughy malt and not much else. Flavor has a mild caramel malt flavor initially that gives way to a bit of musky bitterness, but the sweetness lingers. Nicely carbonated, this is s drinkable beer.


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