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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Rod is a refreshing, medium bodied red ale brewed with aphrodisiac herbs for woman and men alike. Brewer Russ Beattie was working on his own version of Sex Panther, using passion flower, epimedium, damiana, and ginko to elevate the levels of spring time friskiness and brewmaster Aaron Morse decided that the best way to spread the love was via Rod.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 29, 2013
Quite malty, nicely balanced sweetish, creamy. Quite intense caramel, decent hops, fruity. Quite complex, but in same time very easy-drinking and pleasantly enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, spices and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices with notes of bread and hops. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. An unclear amber beer with lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, fruits, and herbs, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at Taps 25 dark horse takeover. Amber with an off white head. Fruity aroma. Clean, spicy fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Draft to taster at Dark Horse. Looks solid; a hazy amber with thin off-white head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells of herbs and flowers. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad, but a little herbal for my preference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2013
draught@Erzbierschof - quite clear reddish-brown beer with a persistent beige foam; gently chewy malty aroma with notes of caramel and red fruits, toasted; rounded palate and full-bodied; lively and gently spicy; a moderate bitterness, a creamy palate and a long malty, hoppy, spicy and fruity finish - very good beer, multi-dimensional and pretty impressive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (640) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draft. Dark amber-brown. A bitter, hoppy red ale, with a unique spiciness. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
On Tap. Aroma has notes of sweet dried fruits, spices, nice citrus hops, caramel malts and Barely Wine flavors in the background. Nice. Dark amber hue with a small off-white head that fully diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Overall I was very surprised by this one. Very decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1985) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
tap at the union. pours brown/red with thin lacing. aroma is just malt and some spice. taste is refreshing. kind of plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Draft at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is caramel, floral hops, and herbal notes. The flavor is caramel malts, lightly toasted bread, floral and herbal hops with light hints of fruit. Mild bitterness to the finish.

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