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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A malty beer with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt. Slight fruit and hop accents add to the overall complexity. Available Mid-January to late March


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a beige head. Sweet hay, caramel malt and grains. Sweet and clean. Dry.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (187) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Great lakes has better beers, first time I saw this decided to give it a whirl! Decent beer nothing special. Has alittle bit of a hoppy flavor for an irish ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (596) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From notes. On tap at Dan’s on March 14. The pour is a clear copper, almost garnet, with no head, other than a thin white quarter-sized island in the middle of the glass, and naturally there isn’t any head. The aroma is sweet with a good malt character and nice fruitiness in the middle of the nose. The flavor is malty and sweet at first on the tongue, then a little bitterness and almost a light hop take over in the middle before a malty caramel sweetness on the back end. The mouth feel is thin, with medium carbonation and a sweet, yet dry aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1239) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Not much aroma, has a toasty malt caramel bite to the taste. Some nice smoke taste mixed in there, bit bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (406) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner & english pub glass. Aromas of caramel and dough emanate first, but then fade. A sugary, cola note pokes through next with a slight hint of a spice (clove?). A clear, crisp toasted bread aroma follows this, and finally, it settles on a grape-y, peach-y juice-like aroma. It should be noted that all these aromas are light, and, with the exception of the spice note I couldn’t quite pin, were fairly clear to an amateur such as myself (I justified an extra point beyond just average for that). The head is a notable, fluffy and soft, beaten egg-white texture (although light tan in color). The bubbles are a consistent micro-bubble that sits atop a clear, effervescent, honey-colored beer. There is a slight chill haze that, of course, fades as it warms. It leaves behind a moderate, micro-bubble lacing on the glass. The taste is a medium level of dry sweetness with a light bitter, and very very light sour note (lemon sour). This beer definitely has a dry quality to it that’s pretty evident in the initial palate-feel. It’s medium bodied, oily-light textured, with a soft, but zippy (soda-like) carbonation (in moderate amounts). The flavor is mostly a roasted nut, caramel, and grape candy character. It finishes with a blackened toast flavor which lingers, but it’s a mellow lingering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottled. Red brown clearish pour.white head. Malty chewy body. Not a tin of hops. Decent but not spectacular

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at The Knick. Mild sweet nutty nose with very little hop aroma. Medium golden amber clear with light haze, topped with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Light nutty finish with some sugary tang. A little too sweet for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (788) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of caramel malt, citrus hops and some fruit. Body is full and crisp. Earthy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth.. Finish is long and semi-dry. Well made brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (253) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours a ruby amber with white head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Taste is sweet malt with minimal bitterness on the finish but very well balanced. Flavors of caramel, toffee, nuts, dark fruits, molasses. Very good for its style as usual for a Great Lakes beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBill1 (17) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Great beer. Too bad not available all year. Nice ale. Smooth yet snappy. Highly recommend. Another GREAT Great Lakes brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BeerBill


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