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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.


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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (3775) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
A small taste from tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a high off-white head. Aroma is malts with some brett. Flavor is slightly fruity malts with some more brett and hops. It’s not bad but I’m pretty sure this shouldn’t be sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Tap@1pp. Orange-reddish hazy. Vinegar and funk on nose, resinous malty, pines. Fullish body. Not really tart, but dryish feel still, bitter, pine biting finish. Possibly a foul keg unless its supposed to smell like a sour. Lots of malts, sort of nice easy body tho for the abv and malt presence (..which might be unintended). Flavourful, but feels just messy now.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8808) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Tap @ The Bull.
Pours murky orange color with a small head. Hops and malts on the nose, some faint pine and grapefruits. Flavor is harsh bitter malts, grapefruits and mild caramel, some gooseberries and faint resin. A bit too harsh, alcohol comes through a bit too.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8943) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ Black Finn. Very hazy orange amber, lacy off white head. Grapefruit and mango hop character, sweet caramel malts, creamy mouthfeel, long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
On tap at Franklin Tap - Chicago. Pour is deep amber/red with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of medium caramel, all spice, rye bread, and grapefruit. Finish is spicy and sweet. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cousin_Larry (784) - - NOV 28, 2015
Really not sure what I don’t love this on. Probably because all the other beer I tried today was so excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Pours a murky copper-golden color with a light tan head. Malty nose with a hint of hoppiness. Full mouthfeel. Very malty with a hint of orange at the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Autumn Brew Review 2015. Hazy red color. Dry and earthy. Lots of malt, making it sweet. Very little hop presence. not a lot going on here, but the flavor is good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2895) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Aroma was the best thing here with good malt, rye, hops. Flavor had a huge metallic component.and a medicinal finish. Body is ok. Hopes were kind of dashed after that first great whiff. Oh well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cosmo6644 (102) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma is bread, malts, and sweet fruit. Taste is similar, a little metallic on the finish, ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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