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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2005
A hazy amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet, very hoppy, with notes of caramel. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel and a lovely bitter dry end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a pretty, amber golden with a yellowish head. Fresh, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied with roasted malts and caramel and then some perfumy, Hubba Bubba like accents. Rather hoppy finish. Lovely. Courtesy of JCapriotti. 120207

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, fruits, hops and pine needles. Flavour of caramel, fruits, hops and pine needles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 Bottled. Amber colour. Caramel aroma. Sweet with dense mouthfeel. Intense grapefruity hoppiness over a lovely malt character and a lingering very bitter finish. Like with almost every Great Lakes beer this is perfect quality.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Draft @ Hackney’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with bitter hoppy hints. Has a slightly roasted and very malty caramel finish with bitter hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
21st January 2009
Clear dark brown beer. Rich and fullsome hops but they are well mannered. Plenty of unsweet marmaladey grapefruit. Dry and sumptuos. Just a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle at home <b> Thanks to Jsquire for this </b> Nice Crisp copper ... sweet vineous nose ... very caramel malty front ... more bitter than expected ... big floral hoppyness ... good depth ... medium carbonation ... medium body ... Goes well with the strong Cheddar as recomended by jsquire... Beer tips with the Trade top bloke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber, tan head, good lacing. Aroma of brown bread and light spice. Taste has tons of malt but good balance. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and herbs. Flavor of hops and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some spice, earthy, herbal, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some herbal, good bite. Medium body. Nice 1-D beer.


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