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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


pkbites' rating

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pkbites (695) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Delicious aroma of a candy store with a cotton candy queen at the register! Malty, hoppy aroma with an attack of caramel notes!!! The increased alcohol content was well hidden, Overall flavor was lacking of overpowering flavor, but that is this only drawback of this. Quite good!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1879) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
On tap at B&D gastropub. Clear light amber with medium beige head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, light carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops, caramel malt, and some grain. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
11/26/2014. On tap. dark brown with a tan head. Caramel, malt, dark fruit aromas. Hoppy flavors with caramel, malt and fruit. No bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2014
can @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy brown with a one-finger tan head, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds the unique flavor of rye in the palate, turning more bitter on the swallow. A full-bodied American version of an ESB. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a clear amber with a white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has dry, woodsy, earthy notes. Reminds me of whiskey, actually. Fairly sweet beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Interesting name. I wonder what the reason for it is. Nice pour, a rich amber body with a sustained ecru head. Lots of thick lace. The aroma is caramel laden, spiced up a bit by some floral and peach notes. The flavor follows suit accompanied by a peach pit bitterness that lingers for quite some time. It’s not as sweet as the mention of caramel implies, and the sturdy ABV never shows itself in the flavor, just in the aftereffects. Not a bad brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of bread and grains with a bit of hoppiness underlying. Flavor has lots of bread and grain with some pine hops coming through in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomashall (160) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Can shared. Pours dark amber with minimal head. Smell of sweet caramel and piney hops. Taste of same with a little smokey taste. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - OCT 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-14- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a two finger head of a just off white colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready and caramel smell mixed with some aromas of rye. Along with these aromas are a lighter showing of some hoppy smells being mostly of an earthy and pine nature and mixed with a little bit of grapefruit as well. Even while the nose was rather light overall, it was quite pleasant. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and rye bready taste. As the flavor moves on, the rye grows slightly stronger while the bready and caramel flavors all grow slightly lesser in potency. All the while hop flavors get stronger on the tongue. The hop start out predominantly of a grapefruit nature, but this flavor is soon lost as more flavors of pine and earth come to the tongue more toward the middle and the end of the flavor profile. Of the hop, the pine flavors get strongest at the end and with the mix of flavors that is there at this time, the profile ends up leaving a still moderately sweet but crisper, nicely hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are fantastic for the crisper but still malty and sweeter flavors of the brew in combination with all the more savory hop flavors, and overall create a nice mouth coating feel by allowing all the hop and rye flavors to be soaked into the tongue. Overall – A rather nice rye amber brew with a good blend of sweeter rye, bread, and hop. While not out of this world, it is a nice drinker none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
16oz can@ trailer. Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Pine, floral, spicy caramel aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice pine, spicy hop flavors with a toasted, lightly sweet caramel base brew____lightly bitter drying finish----good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (356) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
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