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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed from the finest malted barley, hops, yeast, and water.
Ed. note: The label states that the brewery is Steinhaus, which does not own a facility. This beer appears to be brewed at two facilities, the second one being August Schell in New Ulm, MN.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 Location/Date:Bottle on December 11th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber copper.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel.
Taste: Caramel, little bitterness, faint soap flavor, sweet.
Palate:Light body, faint fizz.

Summary: An okay amber ale. Maybe this bottle is a bit old, taste is solid but missing something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
From bottle. Pours like an amber ale with good color. Aroma was weak with a sweet malt and earth. Taste was bland for an amber. Not enough malt, bitter with no hop aroma, not a traditional amber. Thin lite beer with too much carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ben4321 (3563) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s, 11/18/12

Aroma: The nose is heavy on caramel, rather malty, and has some lighter earthy notes
Appearance: This one pours an amber color with a small beige head, and some light lace
Flavor: This one has a kind of unpleasant taste of macro-lager, caramel, and other of flavors
Palate: The body is medium, it feels a little too sticky, and almost cloying, with a pretty lively carbonation
Overall Impression:  I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer. The flavor just doesn’t work all that well in my opinion, and the quality is not really that high. Really not a winner in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz bottle. It is am amber beer, and the color is right. Slightly sweet and malty with a touch of bitter hops. A bit soapy though and the hop bitterness is a bit flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2012
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting spongy foam. Light aroma of toasted walnut and nearly scalded vanilla toffee. Taste is the same but with a more pronounced toastiness, plus a light earthiness and sour apple touch reminiscent of English Ale yeast. Light-medium body has medium carbonation and is a well balanced, easy drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (849) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a copper color with a hue of red. Aroma of sweet malt with a slight hoppiness to it. Taste is a typical red but very refreshing and light on the palate. Overall a clean amber ale with a little more flavor than most amber beer. If you’re in the San Dimas area make it a priority to visit the brewing company!!
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2009 Total Score: 3.5
A private label beer made specifically for the Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside California. A great tasting amber ale, extremely drinkable with mild bitterness. A copper red color with an off white head. Mild tastes of caramel and sweetness. If your ever in Riverside, California treat yourself to this wonderful amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap at the Underground location. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light fruity. Toasted malt flavoured, light bitterness and a mild caramelish note. Toasted malty finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/6/2008 Total Score: 3.5
From tap at Yards, Pasadena. Pours clear and golden amber with. Aroma is mild hoppy. Spiced and hoppy liqourice flavour. Smooth and very tasty. Nice lasting breadish and hoppy flavoured finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Murky amber with small tan lace. Nose is sweet, grainy malt, cardboard. Malty, lightly bitter flavor. A little too much carbonation makes for a slick and strange mouthfeel. This is why I don’t buy beer at Trader Joes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (228) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Couldnt really get an aroma, it was clear med red with good head retension. It was aweet malty and a bit bitter. It was light crisp overall not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1789) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2012
12oz bottle - pours amber with quickly diminishing off-white head. Nose is caramel and potpourri. Flavor adds malty goodness and faint hops. taste is lightly sweet and a little bitter. I’m a sucker for this malty goodness; pardon my high rating.

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