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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The winner of Baltimore Magazine’s “Best Beer in Baltimore 1998.” We’d like to thank the smooth, roasted malt flavor. The mild hop presence. The little people.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3613) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Tap. Pours dark reddish-brown with average, fizzy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cherries, mixed berries, cookie and caramel malts, dough, light floral hops, and light woody notes. Flavor is balanced sweet malts and dark berry esters with faint hops and a touch of ash; dry, somewhat astringent finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft at Duclaw. Deep ruby pour, with nose of vinous fruit, vienna malt, hops. Tastes crisp, with a nice mix of fruitiness and hoppiness to match the malt bill.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyCraft (3333) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy amber brown shade with thin white head, not lasting, small lace. Aromas of malt, cherries, light berry, biscuit, and yeast. Taste is very muddled and somewhat bland, get some berries, malt but not much else. A little hoppy. Mouth was on the weaker side. Not a fan really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6631) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle at the campsite at BCTC. Pours a clear ruby crimson with a thin white to beige head. Sweet malt, toast, light hops. Malt and toast, crisp hop tones. Long sweetness and hops. Crisp and easy drinking.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (4427) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
This poured a darker amber to red color with a beige head. Aroma was of metal, light toasted malt and some biscut. Flavor was much the same, dry and somewhat bland but nothing offensive.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
Draft at Bel Air location. Pretty cut and dry here. Red color, bland taste. Just not much too this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2011
I was bored by this one...looks nice and red with a little head but there’s just not much flavor to it. Flat malt, a tiny, tiny bit of hops, that’s it. Body has little character and it almost tastes spoiled the flavor is so flat. Bleh

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SHIG (3603) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Draft: Poured a reddish brown with an off white head. There is little nose if at all. Taste is sweet and bubblegum.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2011
This is a very good red ale with a very smooth finish and a slight hop accent.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SpencerH (33) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Not a big fan of red ales but I know I’ve had better than this. Tastes like a weak tea drink, not great.


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