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RATINGS: 464   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1060) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2007
Nice dark red color but has a very thin, filmy head. Aroma is of wine/grape and some woodsey malts. Sugary taste, red-wine towards the finish. Finish is bitter but not harsh and has a bit of piney hop resinous. Pretty good.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours a bronzen ruby with thin beige head. The aroma is light toast, a dark sweet note, berries, and a faint note of fudge. The taste is much more like fudge, some nutty notes, toast in the finish. Quite interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2622) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Deep ruby color with aroma of caramel malt, cabernet, hops, brown sugar, some berries. Tastes caramelly, with hops, earthy malt, berries, and cabernet notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5159) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SJM620 (11) - Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2007
nice beer. pretty ruby color. Hints of caramel. Not an overwhelming beer. Was good on a hot day.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
12 oz. bottle. The only thing retro about it is that is reminded me of Killian’s which I drank some years back. If you like that you will like this. This was to me a very one-dimensional brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2007
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.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19669) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear deep ruby, rich head. Crystal malt aroma with some cherries and shampoo. Sweet with medium bodied and clean malt profile. Some spicy oraengey hops, notes of rye bread. Finishes with medium bitterness. A competent solid straight forward amber ale.


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