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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.


Grovlam's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Average light beige head that mostly lasted. Dark amber color. Aroma light caramel, dusty grain, light citrus, hint of liquorish, nutty and quite fruity. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated sweet and some counter bitterness. Light lingering caramel/nutty and citrus finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1544) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle tasting. Bright red with small offwhite head. Sweet malt over lite hops and spice. Plain.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2525) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a clear & bright, coppery amber color, with a decent layer of tan head foam that was quick to reduce to a bubbly film, but left a lot of clingy, waves & foamy patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma was initially, light grain, soft malt, sweetness, and esters as dried fruit, with a hint of artificial cherry. Again, as with my experience with the Major Tom, the nose turned a bit, showed more ripened fruit, and revealed a hint of cardboard, after rehashing halfway through the session. Light to medium bodied, with presentable carbonation, the taste didn’t seem to be affected as much by the off notes, as it presented esters, plus a moderate, earthy hop bitterness that possessed some lingering nature, a little sweetness, and a bit of malty creaminess to the mouthfeel. No dating on the bottle, but purchased recently. Saved somewhat by the fair flavor presentation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diablokev (153) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
The aroma is light maybe of hay. The appearance is ruby with cream head. The taste is a bit bland, only ok. Easy to drink, overall just ok

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmr (37) - - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle in Boulder Colorado A: Dark reddish brown - 1 finger of an off-white/tan head- not much carbonation - good lacing and legging S: toasted sweet malts - fruity raisins/dried fruit - toffee T: brown sugar - slight hops Body: sweet - earthy

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TThumper89 (11) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12oz. Bottle into a beer mug. 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. Good, mildly malty sweet, refreshing summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
A smooth and sweet beer. Some reddish malt flavors in the middle. Finishes sweet. Light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liquidbread86 (41) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Nice red ale. Good balance of hops and malt. Exceptionally refreshing; good for a hot day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (623) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Really dark red burned sweet beer. Almost like a burned caramel aroma, with sweetness, not cloyingly, but sweet. Not a very nice beer to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (254) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a light ruby red, creating a medium-white head. Nice lacing up the glass. Smells of sweet caramel, hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (344) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle. A truly beautiful beer with small tan head over a clear deep red body. Head leaves the building rapidly. Excellent noble hop aroma for an amber. Love Willamette. Malt aroma is not neglected. Smells almost like a Maris Otter malt. Lots of good caramelly sweetness. Excellent balance in the beer with the sweetness gradually overtaken by the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and lively. The bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. I want to take another sip to start the whole trip over again. A very nice American amber.


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