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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The malt-focused ale uses roasted barley to give it its robust red color and roasted taste with subtle caramel notes for a clean, balanced taste and dry finish


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Pours a clear, deep amber with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is quite faint and nearly nondescript, but I am able to pull delicate shades of caramel malt and other toasted grains from the glass. Medium-bodied and almost fatty with tickling carbonation. Well-balanced flavor – gentle components of caramel, toasted grain and some mashiness. Finishes crisp, clean and refreshing… much like every other beer in the Frankenmuth line.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 On tap at the Shark Club in Howell. Poured a deep amberish color with a small sized head. Toasty, pine, some floralness, some caramel, and some roast. Well balanced...this should not be a Brown Ale....an Amber Ale if anything.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pailhead (5636) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of roasted nuts, light caramel, and a touch of chocolate. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, brownish-orange with some sediment and a three finger tightly bubbled cream colored head. It has decent retention and leaves behind some sporadic webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of an almost wheat-like tanginess. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts and a touch of chocolate. Light bodied with extremely lively carbonation that gives it a prickly/stinging mouthfeel...way too carbonated. Overall, it seems like a pretty standard Brown Ale, but it’s so overcarbonated that it makes it really difficult to enjoy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Murky copper with a mongo airy tan head that sticks around. Aroma of musty grains with some caramel. Fizzy body with caramel and mild nuts. Meh

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Toffee malt and grass aroma. Hazy orange-brown color with large head. Sweet toffee malt and tangy/acidic grass flavor. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at the brewery, Frankenmuth. Amber body, thin tight cream head. Slightly sweet nose with cereals and grassy hops. Sweet body with brown sugar, light caramel, grassy hops, and hints of diacetyl. Thin but not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (668) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy redish amber. Medium off white head. Mild caramel aroma. Some roastiness in the flavor, but again mild. A bit of bitterness in mouthfeel. Decent beer. Nothing that I can complain about, but nothing that jumped out and said "Please have another".

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1326) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Sampled from a bottle, this beer has a clear red-brown pour with some rust colors, it made a one finger or so off-white bubbled head, there was very little lacing, there was a thin layer of dark sediment on the bottom of the bottle, this ale had aromas of light roasted malt, caramel and some nut, there was a little malt and bread like sweetness, the flavors were light roasted malt, nut, some caramel and caramel sweetness, the flavors pretty much follow the aromas, there was some bitterness at the finish and left the palate a little dry, a nice drink

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Very bland aroma and taste. Sweet carmel malt was main flavor. Clear amber color, as expected.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1265) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with a thin head. Pleasant aroma dominated by caramel malts. Sweet caramel malt dominates the start of the swallow with the finish transitioning to a burnt/roasted malt and modest hoppiness that adds dryness to the finish. Good!


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