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The rich amber color and caramel flavor of this beer are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt in our recipe, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for a subtle toasted flavor in the background. The sweetness, body, and mouth feel tell you that this is an all-malt beer. The finish has a balanced edge of Willamen and Casade hoppiness which cuts through the malty character, leaving a clean palate which beckons for more. Note: the terminology of "stein" refers to the appropriate drinking vessel and not to a type of beer made with hot rocks.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle from Cock&Bull. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good to excellent lacing. Moderate roasted apple bread and cascade hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. The beer goes well with spicy food.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/21/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

clear amber, good off white head, light sweet carmel malt aroma, good malt flavor, touch of carmel sweetness, nice finishing bitterness, well balanced but boring,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, some brown sugar and a hint of citrus with a smooth lingering finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle... Mostly clear, amber lager with a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. Caramel and Vienna malt aroma with light roastiness. Caramel malt and citrusy hop flavor. Mild bitterness. Almost full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Astringent, dry, grassy finish. Thanks headbanger!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle @ home. Hazy, dark reddish orange appearance with a smallish tan head. Toasty grainy, caramel, grassy, straw aroma. Citrus fruity, toasty caramel malty, grassy, hay flavor. Actually a nice Vienna.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Another from the lakefront mix pack I picked up at total wine. Amber pour. Lots of caramel, light hops, grains and lots of boringness. Flavor is much the same. Not all that horrible. But boring. Malty and grainy...a bit sweet. Light hop bite at the fnish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Poured a medium copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel and fruits. Toasty and breadt tastes as well. Malty sweet with a light spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle from a sampler from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Looks nice... a deep copper color with small but stubborn head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste too has a nice bitterness balancing out the hops. All-malt this is not, but it does taste quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8944) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with white head. Nose and taste of toasted malt, toasted grain, toasted barley, light smoke and pine wood. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
On tap at the brewery. A nice drinkability to this. orange body and soapy head, spicy pepper and clove and nutmeg. Above average mouthfeel. Hoppy grapefruit c-hops, good malting with caramel, good amber.Decent balance. Just not the greatest drinker for me, wanted something edgier.


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