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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Draft at Arundel Mills location Not much aroma. Pours dark amber with a faint off white head. Flavor of toasted malt and caramel, nicely balanced by spicy hops. A simple beer designed to pair with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 On tap @ Arundel Mills-Poured a clear amber color w/a very slight head. Had some lacing, not a lot. Kind of a "standard" amber. Roasted malt up front w/a somewhat bitter finish. Nothing wrong w/it, but there are a lot better examples of this style out there. Average brew.

Rerate-Was here again this Christmas & found this brew much more enjoyable this time, don’t know if it was them of me. Seemd much fresher w/a crisper malt flavor. Definite sesson Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Tap @ Bowie. Amber color with a moderate head. Aroma is fairly split between malt and hops. Somewhat sweet, but relatively balanced. Easy drinking. Average and unoffensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Deep brown-red and clear. Can’t smell it over the cigarettes at the bar, but it’s lightly sweet-malty. Briny , dry, lightly astringent. A soapy flavor in the back of the palate which makes me wonder if the glass wasn’t washed well. Not very bitter. medium body. Better fizz than the others here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2006
I really liked this beer. It was Rock Bottom’s Racoon Red, without as much hop presense. It wasn’t their best, but a very strong/solid offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Less hoppy, but still almost as bitter as the Venom sampled that day. This was the "middle of the road" beer for the 6 beer sampler. If slightly less hop and more malt, I would recommend it as a session beer. Slight sweetness on the togue and just creamy (not as a stout or porter, but moreso than a typical ale) on the tongue. Probably the third best beer of the patch (Octoberfest and Bare Ass Blonde topped for this go ’round) (Tap 11/11/2006)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2006
[Draft at the Bowie location] An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is light with notes of caramel - too light for my liking. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and bread, and with a light note of metal in the finish. I find it kind of boring - lacking character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Draught @ DuClaw Bowie Amber mahogany, creamy off-white head. Nice lacing. Nose of toffee and roast, light metallic hop. The flavor is creamy and roasty, light body, finish is good. A bit metallic. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Darker color than other amber ales with a slim white head. Color is closer to a porter than an amber. The flavor is malty with slight hints of fruit. Very clean on the palate with a slightly bitter finish. This beer is missing something though and too subtle to be as touted as it was.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Dark brown with red highlights. Caramel maltiness and some hops in the aroma. Lightly sweet and malty flavor. The flavor lingers.

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