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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A perfect beverage to relax with after a long day on the slopes, this extremely pleasant to drink ale has very minimal hop addition. The delicate Mt. Hood hops give it a smooth body with a bit of nuttiness and a slightly sweet malt at the end. This sessionable ale has some wonderful vanilla and honey notes that are well balanced throughout the drink.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4026) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours hazy amber with two fingers of white head. Nose is very bready with lots of toasted and biscuity notes, a light malt sweetness, and some grassy hops. Very similar flavor, bread and biscuits big time. Medium body, nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
(22oz bomber) clear medium light amber with a ring of white bubbles. Nose of candied fruit, rye, and orange. Taste of cream, cereal, earth, with a creamy and oily body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle. Not sure I’d consider 5% a mild but here goes. Poured into a Surly pint glass a clear golden color with a white thick head. Clean, light biscuit flavor in the nose with a touch of sweetness. Semi clean taste with some fruit flavors and a touch of what I can only describe as a plastic taste. Ends crisply. Decently easy drinking. Medium mouthfeel. Ex the plastic note, this wasn’t too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours amber with white head. Nose/taste of sweet malts, mild biscuit, light hops and caramel malt. Medium body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, nuts, bread, and straw. Flavor of grass, earth, biscuit, and light citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3377) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
From a 22-oz bottle as Hometown Pizza in McCall, ID, this poured s dark gold with a robust off-white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Medium in body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is tasty and with some nuts. Light bitter finish. Tasty and goes good with the pizza.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 3/28/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium tan creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and very faint stone fruits. The taste is bready notes, toasted malts, plums and other fruits, caramel. Medium bodied. The ABV isn’t what I’d call a mild ale, but its still a pretty nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber. Light aroma of caramel and grass. Light flavor and crisp with a touch citrus hops and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Release # 3. Pours clear amber with a quick fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy hay malt with what I will call subtle apple scents. Taste is nice caramel malt and a crazy chocolate vanilla taste in the background along with some pepper. Palate is slick and chaulky with a nice dry finish. Solid tasty brew with no hoppiness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle: Pours an amber color with a nice head. The nose is malty with light crisp hop note. Tastes amberish and kind of bland frankly with a "mild" mouthfeel, not much for roast or malt, or maltiness in general. The hops are the only addition that do this any justice.


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