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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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One of the few German ales, this beer has a clean malt flavor and a low background bitterness.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3084) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours clear light amber with a thin tan head. Aroma has light caramel and fruit...very faint. Flavor has caramel and toffee...bit of candied fruit. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a candied fruit/earthy/roasty finish.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (904) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Dry-hopped version on nitro at Maple Shade: Brown with amber hue thick foamy beige head; soft sweetish aroma, Flava is nutty soft with some grainy tanginess; feels medium and smooth; finishes dry hoppy bitter and nice bite and tingle

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear maroon amber color, off white head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel biscuits. Taste is toffee, coffee. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap at Voorhees. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie, and nutty malt, dates and figs with spicy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Tap at Maple Shade. Pours an attractive dark copper color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of some bready notes, light caramel and a light grassy hop aroma. Taste is clean and very straightforward, well balanced with notes of caramel, toasty bread notes, and a grassy slightly bitter finish. Well rounded, easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Draft at Maple Shade. Poured a clear chestnut brown body with an average sized creamy off white head. Aroma was mostly malts with a chocolaty earthy note. Medium to lighter bodied with soft carbonation. Nice simple clean refreshing beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Tasted this at the Lancaster City brew pub. Chestnut brown with a slight head. Malty and medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
On tap at the Lancaster location. This may have been the most authentic US brewed altbier that I have ever had. Clear light brown with a thin tan head. Smells of freshly baked bread and light grass. The flavor was that of a nice baguette crossed with a bit of graham cracker. Malty yet still very dry. Nice bitterness at the finish leaving a bit of a berry flavor. Bravo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2010
On tap at brew pub. Poured a deep brown tinged copper with a thin off white head that left spotty lace. Smell of toffee, caramel, spicy hops, and light roasted malts. Taste was a good balance of hops and malt with a light roastiness and a bit of caramel, spice and fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with bitter hops clinging to the palate on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2008
On Tap @ Newark-Murky copper/mahogany color w/a moderate off white head. Deep roasted malt aroma. Rich full roasted malt flavor; grass, bread dough, toffee, & caramel. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel. This reminded me a lot of an Alaskan Amber, but didn’t have quite the that much bite on the finish. Had some carbonation as well. Very good session brew, quite enjoyable. Alcohol was well hidden.


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