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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"The combination of barley and caramel malts and choice hops results in a clean, malty beer."


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
outlawskies (446) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says she gets the name there is a slice up front however it is from minnasota she gives u 2.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1471) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Tasted bottle from Trader Joe’s into standard pint glass. Light amber color with weak white head. Bready, some caramel and fruit, clean finish. Just fine, better than most light lagers. Fairly generic.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geeklimit (205) - USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours quickly into a well-carbonated but quickly-dissapating and sad 1/4-inch head. It’s gone in under a minute, although the beer has a bit of bubble to it. Pours a typical amber color and has a forgettable malt aroma. Watery with a slight malt taste, followed by a mediocre and slightly bitter aftertaste. Remains on the palate and reminds me of every light macrobrew out there. Not a bad beer for 25-cent bottle night and not offensive, but i can’t imagine anyone claiming this as their favorite after a few months of being the legal drinking age.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pours a copper or amber color with a medium head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is somewhat malty with a dry finish. Light hops flavor as well. Smooth on the palate with light fizz. Ultimately a very drinkable lager, but would get lost in the shuffle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4070) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Toast, caramel, and light cherry aroma. Clear copper, brief medium head. Lots of maraschino cherry flavor from start to finish. Decent balance. Pretty nice red ale. It isn’t a style I like, but this one is well done.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Metalchopz (2399) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
Purchased at Trader Joe in Nashville on my trip there. Pours a dark amber colour, clean, with an off-white head that is big, foamy, with average retention and leaves great webbing. Yeasty nose with a little malt. Watery mouthfeel with a medium-thin body. I guess they have changed they recipe since the beginning, as this one does not taste much caramel anymore (like older reviews). Kind of boring, with a little bitterness. A little sweet malt. Mildly crisp, and still boring. A monster that does not scare at all.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkbites (694) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Dark, extra amber pour with a creamy, off-white head that failed to last the duration. That will affect the final score. Malt is cheap and dying heads suck the big one. No flavor, little hops. Looks better than it tastes. The label brags about barley and caramel hops and Jesus coming back to forgive us all whatever other bullshit you’re willing to believe! 2 out of 5 is a gift!! I’m tired of artificial crap that doesn’t deliver.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Amber copperish pour in the glass. Sweet and somewhat spicy. Better than expected. Rated 3/31/04

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1213) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
A deep amber pour with decent white head. The aroma is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and slight vanilla. The taste is also very sweet with soft carbonation and a clean finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Location: 12 oz bottle from Trader Joes (Short Pump), 2/23/10

Aroma: Nose has some caramel malts, bread, corn, and earthiness
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark orange color, light lace from a thin head
Flavor: Taste has some sweetness, lots of malty flavors, minimal hop presence
Palate: The body is light-medium, carbonation is fairly high, and the duration is quite short
Overall Impression: Overall, this one is a fairly average beer by all accounts. The taste is OK, the nose is OK, the look is OK, and the beer is OK. I don’t really have much to add to that, nothing special, but drinkable.


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