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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This was a very smooth, sweet tasting ale. It had an initial sweet taste followed by a nice slight aftertaste. Very malty and hoppy

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Red on the orange side with an off white head. Aroma is a bit toasty and somewhat fruity and sweet. Light in feel, clean taste, sweet malts are most prominant and a carmel toasty malt adds to a smooth feel and finish. Creamyness kind of gives it a chocolate flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
hazy ruby brown body with nice head. the aroma and palate isn’t much, but it’s good, and the flavor is what i liked the most. it’s juicy... citrus/orange, caramel, and toasty. although it’s not really to style, i’ll drink much more! i think this brew is underrated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Pours a red/abmer color. Small white bubbly head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, apples, and a little funkyness to it. Flavor is sweet and malty again, with a somewhat thin boring flavor overall. Palate is thin and somewhat uninspiring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Great Lakes usually provides exemplary models for the beers they create, and the fact that this brew is merely above average is kind of a letdown. Still, it’s pretty good. Deep ruby amber color with a medium beige head and thin lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Medium-bodied and on the carbonated side, with flavors of sweet malt, light hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is clean and somewhat sweet. Overall pretty good, but I just know GLBC could knock this one out of the park if they really wanted to.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Amber glow, light beige head. Taste is pleasant, mild toasted malty flavor with a tasteful sweetness, with a hint of fruit. Medium body, has a nice bitter not overpowering hop finish, smooth and creamy. Another fine brew from Great Lakes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Conway’s has a hazy amber hue with plenty of activity going on in the glass. Nice caramelly roasted aroma greets me. Flavor is straightforward: light malt taste with a nice hop character. Finishes smooth and malty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
The color shines from the glass with a reddish brown glow. It has a nice white head that slowly disappears. You can smell a fruity/nutty aroma. The first sip gives a mix of fruit and nuts and honey. It feels very creamy in the mouth (almost too much so). You can detect a nice fresh hop-bitterness in the finish. The mix of flavors is nice. I would like to try this one again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1896) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Nice orange color with a rocky white creamy head. Decent lacing. Mild aroma of malt and mild spice. Very smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced. I liked it.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Irish ale on tap at Maple Tree in Blue Island. Maybe mine was bad...soapy, no head, no carbonation, funky aftertaste, very disappointing especially because it was so highly recommended by someone who’s beer knowledge I respect so highly.


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