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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2007
Deep copper color with a medium head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving spare lacing. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar and earth. Mostly sweet. Medium-light body. Fairly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle from Caponeís. Deep ruby color with aroma of caramel malt, cabernet, hops, brown sugar, some berries. Tastes caramelly, with hops, earthy malt, berries, and cabernet notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2007
A very dark amber to brown color. It has a nutmeg and caramel aroma to it. The flavor reminds me more of a brown ale than an amber. Somewhat sour with nutmeg and grapes present. This is a pretty good session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2007
A bit of a brown pour with an aroma of brown sugar and if bitter is a smell it is in this beer. A pleasant sweet beginning that changes to a bit of an odd bitter. Not a bad beer for the style but not one of my favorites. The aroma and flavor are off just a little.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle from Frugal McDugal in Nashville, TN. Pours a clear deep mahogany red with an off white head. Malty aroma with berry like fruitiness. Initial flavor of caramel, brown sugar, and molassess cookie. Mid palate has some nuttiness and hints of purple grapes. Bitter finish is very acidic with notes of hairspray, which loses some major points with me. Starts off well and has a train wreck in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Red Amber Coloring with No Head. Toasted Caramel Malt Aroma. Dark to Grain Bread, Toasted Malt, Little Sweet...Light Dry Breaded Aftertaste...Heavy Enough Amber Where I Canít Say I Would Drink it Session Style...But a Nice Lighter Alc Drinking Alternative.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Sample size: Brown red tone pour. Flavor is mildly sweet, caramel like. No complexity; a simple red ale that is neither offensive nor impressive.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (510) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Boring. Thatís all I can really say about this beer. Drank it at the brewery and was not impressed. Not a lot of flavor, little body, Iíve had better. I would almost prefer Killians.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Pours a three finger cream head that fades quickly to a shallow layer leaving some lace. Nice red/mahogany color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Starts balanced, stays that way with some malt midway, slight dry finish, decent red. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from Johnís Grocery Iowa City, IA.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Nice aroma, floral, hoppy, malty. Look is reddish amber. Flavor is alright, roasty, but not all that great. It tastes like there are some off flavors, and something is missing, not sure what, but just doesnít seem well rounded at all.


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