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RATINGS: 111   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.


2.9
   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.

3.5
   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.

3
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.1
   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)

2.6
   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.

3
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   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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