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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A ruby red ale with a well-balanced grist bill and hops selection that finishes sweetly with a citrus note.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty weak hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap @HopfestNC-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is roasty medium malt-some chocolate/caramel, scotch. Taste is roasty medium malt-some chocolate/caramel, scotch, secondary hops bite.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Date: 09/21/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Mellow Mushroom, Asheville

hazy dark red, scant head, big bready malt aroma with dark caramel and toasted notes and just a hint of sweetness, rich dark caramel malt flavor, lots of fresh bread character, touch of toasted and viennia malts, light earthy hops keeps it pretty dry,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of short duration. Flavorful pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5177) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Reddish copper, with no head. Bready, sweetish aroma - nice, if fairly non-descript. Clean and crisp, with a nice spicy, gingerbread note. Subtle, crisp citrusy hop bite at the end. On tap at Barley’s, Asheville.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5134) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2008
KBjam. Nice rich amber pour with white head and lace. Aroma of medium roasted malt and light hops. Flavor of semi sweet malt and a complimentary pleasant bitter finish. A pretty easy drinking amber.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Cereal, red malt aroma. Very bright, clear, red. Tangy, astringent, some vinegar, some unidentifiable vegetable - some kind of pepper - almost chipotle without the burn. Medium light sweetness. Good with the pizza at the Mellow Mushroom - on tap, Asheville.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2007
On tap at Mellow Mushroom Asheville on 9/21/2007. Pours a reddish amber with no head and a little lace. Nose is slightly hoppy, good malt balance--pleasent enough. This is very traditional amber with nicely balanced malts and hops. No flaws noted and alcohol well hidden. I tend to like Catawba Valleys hoppier beers better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3772) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pint on tap. Clear copper with a small ring of cream. Mild aroma of toffee, toast, citrus and dry grass. Taste is mild toffee and a hint of citrus and toast, with a grassy-wooden hop bite on the finish. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation and is pretty well balanced.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville. Amber in color. Very weak head. Low carbonation. Medium hop level. Slightly metal tasting. Not my favorite of the Catawba beers.


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