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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby with an average size creamy head. Aroma is tons of malty goodness with an overall sweetness and maybe even some wood notes as well. Mouth feel is nice and full with just the right touch of carbonation. Flavor has wood notes and lots of malts and finishes nice and sweet. Really nice beer great for sipping on a cool night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle pours ruby red with a nice head that laces the glass nicely. the aroma is is slightly sweet with a bit of oak. The flavor is slighlty sweet with an oaky flavor with a hint of bitterness. The finish is more of the same and it sits on the roof of the mouth. this one is strange amber ale. didnt love this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1694) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Slightly sweet faint cherry aroma, with just the barest hint of hops. Pours red, with a fluffy off-white head that quickly fades down to a crown. The taste is not what I was expecting. It’s got hints of chocolate, smoke, and oak in it, with a moderate smoke/bitter finish. Overall... not bad, but not what I was expecting in an amber ale...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3277) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2007
bottle. This is an amber colored ale. I see a nice tan head. Aroma hints at grapefruit with plenty of juicier fruit notes. There’s a bit of toast, cherry, and even a touch of chocolate. This is a pretty chocolately take on the style. I mean, it’s not like a stout or anything, but it’s there. It’s a standard amber ale . Very sessionable with smooth, slightly sweet malt character and enough hop presence to keep things interesting. The finish lets out a little DMS and strange acrid acidity though. All in all, an average easy drinking ale that isn’t painfully dull. They should’ve used smoked malt in this one too ;]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Red! Cherry-colored, stunningly clear, and sporting an attractive beige froth. Upfront huge whiff of diacetyl thet lasts for the entire glass; also toasted malts and raspberry. Very fruity- a peach/strawberry/apple combo- buttery-oaky malt, some tartness, and a spicy Saaz-like finish. Slightly metallic. Smooth, rich palate. Offputting chalky and acrid aftertaste. "Hoppiest ale"... what hops? Decent, but pretty rough around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
Medium beige head. Deep dark barely translucent body. Deep, firm straw and malt aroma with notes of licorice. Sweet straw licorice and malt taste with a dry edge to it. Soft, smooth mouthfeel, and yet the dryness is kind of sharp. No real aftertaste. Good (0.355l bottle at Oliver Twist.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured a reddish brown color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle @Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a clear ruby red color with a small off-white head. Malty and bready aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty caramel and bready flavor. Long malty finish with some hoppy hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma: Deep caramel and sweet maltiness, dark fruits and chocolate. Appearance: Deep red in color and clear. Khaki head was medium and frothy with fair retention. Not much lacing. Flavor: Lots of caramel and sweet maltiness. Raisins and plums, chocolate and cola. Light bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Kind of like a scottish ale meets an Amber. I liked the caramel flavors here, but the beer overall could have used some more ’oomph’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours ruby with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and slight fruitiness. The flavor is citrus, fruit, caramel, and finishes bitter and dry. Thin body, decent brew.

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