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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Pour from a 12 oz can. Deep coppery amber color – fitting for a brew named after a copper mine. Thin head that lingers as a wafer of foam on the top, leaving ample lacing as the glass is drained. Nose dominated by hops. Pleasant and well balanced flavor – malty start with a decent hops bite to the finish. Though the can describes the ale as ‘lightly hopped’ a pleasant astringent hoppiness pervades the finish. And while the can also says it is an Oktoberfest style beer (???) it is nowhere as sweet. Very drinkable, very tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Much better than their Pick Axe--a nice note of caramel in the front end before it fades to a metallic, slightly malty and slightly astringent finish. Drinkable in a pinch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuzz (761) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12 oz. For a canned beer it want down nicly with no tinny taste. Carmel, nut and slight hop.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
12oz can. Poured a medium and hazy amberish color with a large sized off white head. Lots of suspended floaters. Aromas of caramel, yeasty, and I was getting some card board. Tastes of caramel, and some fruitiness. I had a hard time pinning this one down.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Hazy orange with a medium off white head, quickly dissipating that leaves some lace behind. Aroma of nuts, malt and corn. Taste of sweet malt, almost candied and somewhat vegetal and caramel malt. Semi dry bland finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Can.Hazy amber color,with a thin white head.Aroma is mostly light caramel malt,and some sort of fruit,like pears.Flavor is much the same as the aroma,with a touch of nuttyness,and some dry hops. Drinkable

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Slightly hazy amber coloued body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of fresh caramel malt, rasins, soap, nuts and a little bit of bananas. Medium-bodied; Soapy flavour with a majority malt taste and a light sweet flavour with plantains most common. Aftertaste shows mostly malt with a tiny bit of nuts and a lot of fruity sweetness behind. Overall, a decent beer, nothing great, but something satisfactory when you pour this from the can! I sampled this twelve ounce CAN purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 06-June-2008, sampled on 05-October-2008 at home in Washington.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Canned. Hazy and dark golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Malty and a bit sweet with notes of nuts, bread and hints of citrus.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 12oz can - Aroma of crystal malts and not much else. Cloudy amber with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is toasted nutty malts and a touch of hop bitterness. Palate is sticky. Not terrible but there are a lot of better ambers... although none available in a can around here.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Huh. First of all the can says Octoberfest style ale. Rate beer gives it a better score by style than overall which I don’t understand given the nontraditional break with style. Other than that, it’s unremarkable. Average. Not bad, not memorable. A little malty, some flavor, not bad, not good. Could do worse; could do a lot better.


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