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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfbaked (48) - - APR 20, 2013
From the bottle, pours a red/brown with little head. Aroma is understated sweetness. Flavour is of flat malt, a little caramel. It’s a basic beer, I think it lacks complexity. Bland...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (1028) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Amber orange in color with a short head. Fruity aroma and other caramelly notes. Light sweet flavor. Medium body and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1515) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a clear brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee light toasty notes, raisins and hints of bread. Taste is medium sweet leading to a malty and sweet finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kroney (189) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours reddish copper. Aroma is surprisingly bitter forward with the malt being the secondary and last thing you smell. Taste is a complete 180 -- all malt sweetness and very muted overall flavor. Decent session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresyourball (529) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear red with a minimal head. Nose is malt, caramel, hops. Taste follows and is quite simple. Amazing that a few years ago, I loved this beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
On tap at the Costa Mesa brewpub - Pours reddish amber with next to no head. Nose is nutty light malt, syrupy and a bit sweet. Tastes like a macro lager with a bit more malt Sharp and sweet--real harsh. Slick and sticky with a light body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutnick (682) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
Light red, Aroma is classic red malts. Taste is the same, with sickly sweetness finishing. Very drinkable but not necessarily a great one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from the 76 station in Davis ca. Nice slightly sweet malty beer. Well balanced on the palate. A very easy drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear red/light brown with a minimal head. Aroma is malt, raisins, caramel. Slight hint of hops. Not complex at all. Taste is medium sweet with a slight earthiness. Light to medium bodied. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (1163) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours a copper red with a small off white head. Aroma is of toasted sweet malts, toffee, caramel, and some light fruit notes. Flavor is similar with a lot of sweet malts, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, and raisins, and some light hops. Has a medium-light body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a slightly above average beer that is good for the style and is pretty sessionable.


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