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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A striking ruby hue and spicy floral nose punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (542) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Fifth in the Fort Collins sampler... pours into a shaker with a half-inch fluffy white head and settles on a bold dark reddish brown body...almost a black and tan graduated effect to its head-to-toe dark-to-late coloring.... flowery and hoppy, bright and lively--pleasant and balanced with a hint of malts... creamy body; mildly fizzy--easy on the tongue and tastebuds... smooth, malty and a bit nutty...hints of a woody nature leak in late...a handsomely straightforward, barfood-friendly vibrancy--my mouth watered a bit...leaves little aftertaste,,, tough to find fault here... mellow and surprisingly solid!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rader58 (791) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Dark red/brown. Little to no head. nice flavoring of malt with a dry finish. Enjoyable, but a little too dry for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown with a small, tan head. Toasted malt aroma, with sweet dark fruits and a hint of smoke. Big malt taste, with sweet fruits. Lingering malty bitterness. Very tasty amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber with a thin head. Aroma is nutty, toffee, caramel light chocolate hints and perhaps a bit of smoke (not surprising from this brewery). Malty, sharp crystal malt flavors, sweet caramel, toasted and burnt malts, with just a light hop balance, and a clean finish. Pretty good for your standard amber ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle. Dark garnet color with a frothy light beige head. Mostly sweet caramel/toast malt aromas and flavors with some fruitiness and earthy qualities. Had a distracting salty note underneath which bothered me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leroyneiman (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2008 does not count
Good looking beer, a deep red with a tint of orange and a tall, creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet and malty, has a touch of toast, apples, and berries. The flavor is toasty and sweet, fruity with a light earthy bitterness to balance it out. Good session stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (1855) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Deep red with lasting ring. Toasty malty brown sugar aroma. Toasted brown sugar sweetness with mild ripe fruit and decent complex bitterness. Medium body and carbo. Not bad. Complex enough to be interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2008
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee - Not an outstanding beer for me. Nice body, but not much to look at upon further inspection. Probably a two-bagger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a pours a foamy light tan head and amber/red color. Aroma is medium malt-peat, some hops. Taste is medium malt-peat/roasty/caramel, some slightly bitter herbal hops. Mild carbonation. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 and wasatch for picking this out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pours a deep red color with a good size white head. Smell of carmel and light fruit. Flavor is malty and sweet with a slightly bitter finish.


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