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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Available February - March


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Dark mahogany, almost brown. Big frothy tannish head. Some webbed and spotty lacing. Aromas of caramel, nuts, brown sugar and alcohol. Nutty flavors of roast and caramel. Some bittering hops, though not much. Thin and watery body. Palate is sweet malts and a finish of some alcohol and bitter hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2004
malty aroma with hints of hazelnut, reddish brown, nice and malty with lingering nuttiness but slightly metallic

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Pours a reddish brown. Small tan head. Nutty head along with some sweeter malt notes. Taste is hoppily nutty. Bittered hops and some nutty notes along with fainter malt tones. The body is a little thin. Some dryness towards the finish. Decent beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2004
Amber color. The head started out nice then almost disappeared. Light body but nice cloudy/clear balance.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruppert2p (10) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
I drank this on tap at the brewery. A dark walnut colored beer topped with a tan head. Hops dominate from the first sip to the finish. A very light body detracts from the style—I would have preferred something rounder. A mild beer that would make a good session beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
draft.grapey red brown color very fine carbonation, no lace a thin lined head, mild and sweet aroma, initial taste had nutty flavor, but the finish was WAY off. not ssure if it was a bad run or me, i'm gonna re-rate this one later

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Garnet/deep amber with a cream head that evaporates like a wave, this beer was surprisingly delectable--which shouldn't have been such a surprise coming from Hales. The aroma was pleasantly malty and nutty--quite similar to an irish ale. The flavor had an easy, musky malt profile with some nuttiness and resembled and amber ale. Excellently balanced, this vaults to one of my favorite brown ales.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Reddish brown with low head. Malty, fruity aroma which may bed hop citrus flavor or yeast esters. This tastes more like an amber than a brown ale. No nuttiness or roastiness. Okay aftertaste; smooth and sweet malt flavors. Very easy drinking and sweet but very average too.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Deep orange reddish color with a very little head that quickly fades to nothing. Didn't get much in the nose. The little that I did get was of cookies. Short acidic flavor, minimal on the finish. Watered down texture with a slightly fizzy carbonated feel. Was a disappointment in comparison to what I've tasted from Hale's in the past. I might want to give this one another try someday.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
I really expected more out of this beer. I usually respect Hales Brews and was excited to see this "limited edition" sixer at the grocery store but I was very disappointed with this beer. Too light and thin to be a brown ale and just not enough consistency. This isn't a horrible beer but not what it could be.


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