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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A smooth, rich red ale without the bite (5.5% alcohol). This 3-time gold medal winner is a combination of 5 different styles of malts, and several different Yakima Valley hops. The use of ""crystal malt"" in the brewing process imparts a rich caramel flavor. This combination creates a flavor packed red ale like youíve never had before!


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
bottle. amber red with small head. the aroma is terrible -- cooked vegetables with a bit of rot. caramel malt with slightly below average flavor. not nearly as bad as the aroma suggests.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
26th August 2014
Clear deep amber - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is a little crisp. Good malts with light touches of soy and marmite. A bare whisper of something fruity. Light finish. Passable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark brown/red ale. Pretty flat mouthfeel, slightly ashy and bitter, caramel malts. Nothing to behold.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Ok. Decent flavor but nothing to write home about. Easy drinking but really uneventful.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I never expect anything special from this style (Amber Ale), but I have an open mind (read "loose"), so Iíll give it my fairest shot. It pours a dark amber/brown body with a modest tan head. The aroma is sweet and caramelly with a touch of floral notes. The flavor is more of a dirty caramel/toffee taste, a touch of pome fruit, and a solid earthy bitterness. It wonít be a "go to" beer for me, but itís an okay drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
When I see something sort of gimmicky that is pretty clearly contract brewed, my hope is always simply that the beer is not outright terrible. In this case, my humble dream came true and I am that much better of a person due to the leap of faith I took when buying this. Truly, this beer is OK. It is actually really nice looking, w/ a creamy head that sits upon clear, red brown liquid. This is a malt-forward brew to be sure, more simply sweet than having a real depth to the malt character but pleasant nonetheless. I get a bit of toffee and raisin mostly. It is a bit thin on the palate despite the sweetness and is maybe just a touch watery. There is a slight and unfortunate metallic note that you just barely notice and it finishes light and quick, almost to the point of being watery. This is definitely not going to turn any heads even for stalwart fans of lighter craft styles but is at least generally inoffensive. I doubt I will buy this again but if someone left it in my fridge, Iíd probably finish off the six pack eventually.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Reddish-brown pour. Faint malt in the nose. Sweet. A bit thin. Lively carbonation. Quite drinkable, but a bit bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1214) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body. The aroma is a nice wet grain smell. The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. Thereís some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. Itís a easy drinking brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent amer ale, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, caramel, delightful, medium amber pour, small white head, sweet caramel smell, caramel finish indeed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (6634) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bread and caramel with some light fruits and a bit of sweet grains. Flavor has a bit of light fruit with sweet grains and a bit of earthiness.


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