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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A generous amount of Munich and Vienna malts give this beer its copper color and toasty-caramel aroma. German noble hops provide complimentary


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kimbo419 (19) - - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle share....poured a light/medium color, small amount of beige head. Has a slightly bread-y and caramely aroma. The taste starts slightly sweet and becomes progressively more hoppy. A little bitter in the finish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Overall, not bad but definitely not my favorite from Full Sail.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MANdolin (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
Smells nice, looks lighter than the style should be. Taste seems thin. Starts with a decent sweetness and ends with a not so appealing tartness. The bitter at the end could probably be mellowed a little and it would help to get it closer to style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (356) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bomber. The smell is sweet and malty to me, with a little funk. The appearance is a light brown with a creamy head. The taste is a sour malt taste that finishes a dry sour. The palate is a dry sour, with a funky malt aftertaste. Overall, this beer is ok. Alts are not my favorite, so that prolly has something to do with it as well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigHoss (168) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
The color is med amber with a light brown head. I smell sweetness of fruits, caramel and I taste the same with bitterness and some nuttyness. It finish clean and fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Hard fruity aroma laced with alcohol notes. Murky brown color. Initial sharp sweet-tart transitions to a mellow starchiness. Slick body with a nice bite, too sweet to qualify as crisp. Initial Pub Offering? Very funny, and goes down better than those of GM and FB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear caramel brown with a large (2-3 finger) off white pillowy head that was mostly lasting, finally receding to a large cap with excellent streaky lacing. The aroma was nice and enticing with a toasted sweet grain malt, light floral hops and a mild doughy yeast and had hints of caramel, honey and a slight fruity ester. The taste was good and malty with a nice caramel sweetness in the beginning, and then took on a mild fruity hoppiness with a slight bitterness creeping in at the end. The flavor hung on for a good duration proceeding the swallow with a mild citrus peel bitterness lingering for a little while longer. Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a smooth creamy texture and a somewhat mild carbonation. Overall probably the best Altbier I have tasted to date, it was malty-sweet with a good hoppiness and a great drinkability. There is not much more one could ask for within this style...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (545) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours a dark yeasty brown color with a huge white head and good carbonation. Aroma is caramel sticky malts. The taste is bread, yeast, caramel malts, very little hop characteristics. It’s an OK beer but I’m not a big fan.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3491) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark amber with a moderate head. Malty and surprisingly hoppy in the nose. An odd malty bitterness to the taste that’s awfully heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
From notes, 7/31/12: Poured from a 22oz bomber into a dimpled stein. There’s a space for "Enjoy By", but nothing stamped in the space. A: Deep reddish-copper color, off-white, 2 finger head. Minimal lacing down the glass. Edges are burnt orange when held up to the light. S: Caramel and bready malts up front, fresh lager-like aroma, noble hops. T: Balance tilts toward the bready and caramel malts, bitter hops come out more here. Slight nuttiness in the finish. M: Clean and crisp like a lager, but I found it to be on the thin and watery side. O: A solid Alt and worth the relatively low price tag. Easy-drinking and great for a weeknight.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Not the type of balance I was expecting or looking forward to. There is a biting metallic bitterness that prevails throughout.


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