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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Medium bodied and lightly hopped, this Oktoberfest-style ale is brewed in tribute to the Red Jacket Mine of what is now Calumet and to the glory days of the copper industry in the Keweenaw Peninsula.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (9548) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft. Can’t have a maerzen be an ale. It is a typical less roasty malty amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (717) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Tap. Dark semi-opaque amber brown. Nice lacing. Mild yeasty nose. Full body. Nicely mild malty taste -- more like a mellow red than an Oktoberfest.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
Can poured a clear orange aber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and light fruitiness with a crisp lingering caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3496) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/28/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavor; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a nice malty amber ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap. Amber with small head. Sweet caramel with light hop bitterness. Clean and pleasant, but rather bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (593) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Part of a mixed sixer from my buddy who lives in the u.p.....honestly not that great but free...thx Jeff!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
As mentioned earlier, difficult to tell from their brown ale. All had bland malt flavors, almost no aroma, watery consistency. Forgettable lot of beers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8697) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12oz can, purchased as a single (for $2.50) from Woodstock Wine & Cheese in Michigan. Clear amber color. Thin half finger of off-white head. Toasty malt, some pumpkin like light spice? Decent lace. Kind of a musty taste, moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet, some metallic. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, dry finish. Mediocre amber ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Amber with white head, clear, mild carbonation, lite lacing. Caramel, mild earthy, and mild floral aroma notes. Lite bodied, flavor like aroma, watery, mild bitterness, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Straight from the can in deer camp. Malt and caramel on the palate, but not much taste beyond that. Probably should try it again in a glass.


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