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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye, brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Orange fruitcake aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and strong bitter orange peel and alcohol flavor. Good, big beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy dark ruby amber with minimal head. Aroma of caramel and citrus and pine hops. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Caramel, toffee, citrus and pine. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty darn good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottled. Dark copper with orange highlights and a small, off-white head. Aroma is very caramelly with notes of dried dates, moderate alcohol, brown sugar and lightly spruce-centric hops. Moderately sweet flavor, caramel malts dominating with a bit of leather tannins up front, finishing with a bit of pine, fresh cut straw and orange zest. A solid malty ale with light, bright hops accenting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12. Lightly hazed russet brown with reddish hues, thin bubbly off white head that soon forms a pond and clears to the edges. Big caramel malt nose, dark sugars, touch of hops. Tastes of caramel malts, sweet sugars, raisens, hops. Fuller end of medium bodied with soft carbonation and smooth on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Citrus/orange hops, sweet brown bread, buttery caramel malt aroma. Hazy amber with a small ivory head. Chewy caramel malt, rye spice, earthy hops flavor. Medium to full sticky body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Really enjoyed this strong ale from Finch- had a pour of this at Leopold, a gastropub in Chicago’s West Town. Lovely aroma with a strong rye smell, a lovely balance of hops on the finish. A little sour, a bit bitter, but all perfectly balanced and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at 101 Beer Kitchen.Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasted bready malts, citrus, pine, and some caramel. Flavors of lemon, light pine, bready malts, caramel, and moderate hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was nice. Pretty solid beer and my favorite from Finch so far.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (670) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
16 oz draft pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aromas citrus, pine, sweet malt. Medium bodied, nicely balanced, very good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3661) - - OCT 22, 2012
22oz bottle. amber/red with light haze under a small beige head. honey, bread, sugar cookies, pine, earthy aroma. piney, lemonhead candy hop notes(zythos) with thick bready malt. full bodied and velvety texture. tasty, balanced ASA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Decently hopped. Complexity is low but it is a tasty beer that goes down nicely.


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