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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAR 3, 2013
On tap at Kildare’s. Amber with a thin white head that retains. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is the same with some slight toasty bitterness. Very nice.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammer (1112) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
Reddish colored pour from the bottle. Taste is caramel, malt, wood, grain and light hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2222) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Dark gold. Active carbonation. Metallic caramel malt aroma. Some floral. Sweet. Somewhat thick. Caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (777) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Not great, not awful. Pours a clear orange color with a little foam. The aroma is mild caramel, sweet fruit, nuts, grass. The flavor is adds apple and sweet tea notes. I didn’t hate it.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyScallywag (268) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Strange aroma....almost like an acidic tomato. Very weird. The initial taste is almost veg-like and fills the nasal. I like the slight sour and burn left on the palate. This is good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (255) - - MAR 19, 2016
On tap at Beggar's. Nice red color. Pretty thin white head. Solid taste and appropriate for this time of year.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ahuth (203) - - MAR 18, 2016
Bottled. Has a dark brown color. Has a big malty taste. A sweet taste. A hint of grassy hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (775) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2016
DATE TASTED: March 17, 2016... GLASSWARE:Brew at the Zoo pint.. OCCASION: St. Patrick’s Day--observed with an appropriate Irishman... APPEARANCE: dark orange amber, almost browning, body that cascades bubbles in a balanced and full manner; the head is off-white creamy and thick, holding at a full finger... the glass drain approaches lacing appearing almost as webbing... AROMA: surprisingly hoppy, with tangerine and mango wafting with flowery scents to evoke a pale without the resin... oven-raised dough and caramel make for a balanced suggestion--hearty yet accessible... PALATE: immediate presence at the throat, kicking open the door with its maltiness and leaving a thick, toasted residue in its wake... the hops soften at the teeth, with little suggestion or staying power there... medium-bodied, warming (at 6.5%, formidable) and worth mulling over after each sip... lively...TASTE: the toastiness is overt, with toffee and caramel demanding attention... the hops are light and afford some fruitiness--apple, tangerine... a slight basement dankness is winning, as it adds strength to each sip... some nuttiness and buttery hints jam as many different angles into the profile as it seems possible... OVERALL: Great Lakes continues to impress, this time with a style that comes across as a workingman’s ale braced for the month of March... flavorful, refreshing, bolstering...definitely worth the six I picked up just for the holiday...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (370) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft. Pours copper with thick off-white head that dissipates quickly; some lacing. Light bready malt aroma. Malty biscuit with caramel notes. Some bitterness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2401) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Draft at the Irish Pol. Clear dark amber pour with white foam. Lots of dissipating wet lace. Medium-dark caramel malts. Quite sweet. Brown sugar. Hard candy. Amber fruit. Apricots. Mandarins. Hints of coffee and cola.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
On tap at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., dispensed to a shaker displaying a clear & bright amber color, with a decent layer of tan head foam creating a wavy band of lacing that reduced to spots & strands as the liquid diminished. The nose was slightly earthy and toasted, with some biscuity & nutty hints, and a bit of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste added hop bitterness that was slightly roasted and earthy, a hint of woodiness/peat, and touches of tannic tartness & dryness to the finish. Offered a little Scottish flair, but very representative of the style.


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