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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dango (26) - Snekkersten, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
Nice beer. Malty caramel - not bad, but did not leave a great impression either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Golden color, great sheets of lace. Big nose of toffee. Smooth, rich, malty flavors dominate--caramel, roasted marshmallow and vanilla. Sort of an interesting bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Sampled on Tap at GI Clybourne
This beer is almost clear and is a full copper color that has a thin tan head sitting atop it. The aroma is lightly sweet with spicy floral notes, hints of tropical fruit, strawberries and fresh cut herbs. The taste is dry at first but then moves to a malty sweetness that has a serious caramel kick to it. This beer is also quite spicy and herbal in a hoppy way and it finishes with a clean bitterness. I get notes of fruit (strawberry predominantly) in this beer which seems to be derived from the Tettnanger hops. This is quite a nice beer, quaffable, refreshing, and it has a nice solid hop contribution throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2004
5 oz sample at the Clybourn location. Somewhat hazy medium amber with a thick, lasting creamy head...dry herbal nose, very dry body with a strong late hoppiness...juicy and citrusy, earthy and just a touch smoky and ashy at the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Draught, Clybourn brewpub (2004 version): clear orange Rufus, server warmer than usual (except for the cask ale which is always perfect cellar temp) which I liked…banana malt aroma with a nice uncooked dough component. Slightly spicy palate behind a plasticy/peary fruit flavour. Nothing is turning heads here, but the warming alcohol and tasty malt hit the spot on a frigid Chicago night no less…

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Draught. Clear amber body with a light, off-white head. The aroma is fairly malty with whole grains, earthy hops, caramel and a bit of herbs. The body is clean and fulll-bodied, the way a winter lager should. The flavor is lightly sweet in the front before moving toward a mild, earthy hop bitterness toward the finish. Nothing spectacular.


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