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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Toffee brown, medium-bodied, with a creamy head and an aroma of raisins and freshly baked dark bread. Mild Winterís rich caramel malt and spicy rye flavors are sure to take the bite out of whatever Old Man Winter brews up for you this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On Tap. Pours amber with a generous fluffy white head. Aroma: malty with some grassy hops. Flavor: semi spicy malt presence with a slight hop presence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
On tap. pours dark amber color with a nice light tan head. rye flavor is there along with some spices and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
A decent rye, though not up to the quality of the two Founders ryes of note. Pour is very nice...a very dark amber, with a nice, light tan head. Nose is somewhat dominated by the rye. Flavor has some nice spice notes, but itís just too short in the finish to get top marks. Good flavors...but they disappear all to quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Pours dark amber with a 2 finger solid beige head that has great retention, and leaves some lacing. Aroma is biscuity, grassy, straw and a bit spicy. Flavor is much the same with a nice grainy spiciness, sourdough, earthy hops. Finish is dry and spicy with earth tones and slightly bitter hops. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours an amber color with a red tinge and a very thin wispy white head. Light aroma of caramel malt and rye. First flavor I got was a spicy noble hops taste, moving into a light rye and biscuit malt flavor. The flavor as a whole is pretty light. Overall I wasnít too impressed with the beer when compared to other stuff of theirs but it was still a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2009
The "mild" refers to little usage of hops and not a low abv ale per the classical sense of the term. Enjoyed the bottles from a six pack over the course of a week or so, and this malty ale slowly grew on me. Dark amber color with a towering tan head and heavy lacing. Malty nose that smells of an English Ale persuasion. Nuts and biscuits with some mixed berry aromas. Malty with a tangy sweetness and hearty body, finishes a touch dry to my surprise. Tasty malt flavors with accents of bread, toffee, berries, nuts and an organic peaty quality. Best served at cellar temperature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
toasty/roasty aroma, slight chocolate/coffee taste, very mild, I could see drinking many of these without being aware of the number

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Pours a reddish-cooper color with huge foaming head mostly lasting, leaving some beautiful lacing on the glass. Nose is barley and malt with a suggestion of carmel. Mouthfeel is very creamy and soft. Full flavored with tastes of barley, malt and carmel. Finishes on a hoppy note but not bitter. A well crafted beer that can stand up to a winter feast of roast beef, potatoes and carrots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmw141 (134) - Canton, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Draft at Goose Island Clybourn. 5 oz. taster glass. Pours medium-dark brown, good lacing, goos head. Caramel and roasty aroma. Malty nose. Bitter chocolate, roasty flavors. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2009
On tap at Johnathanís Bistro in Appleton, WI. Pours a dark, clear copper with a thin off-white head that left decent lacing as it lingered as a ring. The aroma is very tame with some sweet malts and maybe a hint of rye spiciness and hops, but not a lot standing out in the nose. The taste is slightly bigger than the aroma and has a some earthy hop bitterness up front before giving way to the mild caramel malts. The rye comes around in the finish and leaves a slight spiciness that lingers for a while. The mouthfeel is smooth but very prickly with the hops and rye spices. This is a decent beer that doesnít really offer anything too original and the rye is really subdued.

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