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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Ale and lager fight for supremacy in this rare beer style: this is a dark copper ale but is fermented at colder temperatures like a lager and is more bold than an altbier. Full-bodied, well-hopped and bitter balanced by nutty-malty sweetness with notes of caramel and roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, slight yeast into a bit of toasted bread, some slight grassy and earthy hops in there. Taste was a mix of caramel, toast, some slight trashy note into a bit of yeast, some grass, touch of dark fruit, finishing slightly sweet, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of caramel, chocolate, and light hops. Finish is bitter with notes of plums and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Tap - big foamy head, very dark brown color, nutty malt aroma and flavor, moderate hop balance, pretty smooth finish - very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark mahogany with good, creamy, tan head, light lacing / Roast nose of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, roast grain, nut / Medium body, creamy, just a hint thin, otherwise good balance, and bitterness on the finish / Flavors of dark plum, licorice, semisweet chocolate, toast, caramel, grass, nut / Needs to be just a little bit bigger, a little more fruit, but still quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Sampled at Destihl. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of bread, caramel and creamy malt. The taste was very dry with caramel notes and some bitterness from the hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 This was from a sampler at the brewpub. Came in the glass brown with a beige head. Nose of malts. Medium body. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malts and some hops. Spice in the finish Quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
Sampled at the brewpub. Kind of muddy brown and opaque. A small beige head. Cool looking. Rich and malty with a little harshness. Interesting hop notes and some late spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
Sampled in Champaign 11.2012. Light roast and fruit aroma. Chestnut brown, offwhite lace. Fullbodied, roasted with fruity notes. A hint metallicity, chocolate. Lacks the herbal hops and metallic dryness of a German alt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a decent roasted malt with some dark cooca. Flavor again starts out very heavy on the malt with a big caramel note. Finish has more of the malt but with an ever so slight touch of coffee. Decent beer and I wish these guys would bring their stuff closer to St. Louis.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap-pours mahogany with a tan head that laces. Aroma is medium malt. Taste is roasty-medium malt, some hop bite.

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