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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
355mL stolen from tastybeer. Pours a clear fire orange with a medium, dense, rocky, sheen, yellow head with pretty good retention and spotty lace. Aroma is corn heavy, reminds me of a grainy well-made lager, lots of sweet cherry, and that characteristic Great Lakes rustic/raw maltiness. Taste is suddy at first, moving to sweet cherries, moving to almost metallic, and finishing oatmeal grainy and crackery malt heavy. Really has an insane amount of malt husk and raw malt character that Great Lakes has in all of their beers. Just too suddy on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9348) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. Pours chill hazy deep coppery ruby-colored with 1-finger off-tan head. Nose is roasty bready vienna malt, vinous fruit, nuts, hops. Tastes medium in palate heft, with bready malt up front and some vinous fruit and hops at mid-palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Tap. Clear brownish amber pour with a small white pour. Malty nose with mild caramel. Full mouthfeel. Taste is an odd malt and almost buttery. Caramel as well. Not crazy about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Keller’s IGA. Pours a clear copper with an inch-thick beige head. Aroma of sweet and roasted malts, toast, caramel, cherry, apple, spice, and hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malts, cherry, apple, light hops, spice, and brown sugar. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, and crisp. Sweet, smooth, and simple. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8980) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Beautiful shining clear and bold copper colored body. Nose is peat and overipe bananas. Taste is straight caramel malts with a light banana yogurt flavor. Body is moderately fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8230) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a light amber color with a medium rocky off white head. The aroma is lightly roasted malt, some caramel, and mildly earthy. The flavor is moderately sweet malt, light roast, light caramel, bready, with some earthy hops. Medium bodied. A decent, but middle of the road kind of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (8205) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is bready malt and caramel, similar flavor with a light fruit flavor. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8011) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2013
On tap at some crappy fake sports bar in WashPA. God, how many of these places do we have to endure? Soulless. Full of fake masculinity and cheap fast food. Now, we add to that mix a fake commitment to craft beer. Dozens of TVs blaring the Penguins game, feels like loneliness. Anyway, to the beer: pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A sweet clean caramel flavor, toast, some light fruit. Pretty good. Thankfully, because apparently the normal glass size is 32 ounces!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a beige head. Sweet aroma, toasty as well, with a light hop presence. The flavor is well balanced with toasty caramel malt and some nice earthy hop notes. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7768) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2/25/13. 12oz bottle thanks to Tibeerious and aobecksy! Thanks for the tick! Clear amber red pour with a light khaki head that fades to a ring but sticks. Mild lacing. Light caramel with a hint of chocolate and bread in the aroma. Mild malty flavor as well with caramel and bread, a hint of chocolate, and just a dose of hop character to dry the finish a touch. Refreshing and tasty.


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