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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Gold Medal Winner at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. Silver Medal Winner at the 2010 World Beer Cup. This handsome ale is created by balancing a selection of crystal and caramel malts, then moderately hopped resulting in a rich, full flavored satisfying brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Can from AJ’s fine foods Scottsdale. Pours red with a couple of inches of white foam. Not much on the nose. A bit of copper and caramel on the tongue. Pretty much like any other beer in this category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rick_91709 (267) - USA - AUG 18, 2013
Poured from a can. Brownish gold with minimal head. Malty aroma. Slightly sweet taste with a little bit of lingering bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1460) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
At the brewpub on draft it is a clear amber beer with a slight head a slight hoppy aroma and not much of a taste withbitter overtones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4765) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Not much aroma. Light malty flavor with some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1749) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Clear, Reddish brown dark amber. Small creamy white head, lasting, some lace. Aroma a bit subdued, malty sweet. Flavor is malty, mostly toasty, little caramel, perhaps a touch of brown sugar., little fruit. Moderate oily mouthfeel with a dry finish. Soft. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Good enough balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Poured clear amber out of bottle. Malty aroma, minimul hops, light to medium body. Very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1131) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Type: 22-oz. bomber Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: A Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz. Price: Est. $5.99 Purchased: May 16, 2013 Consumed: May 30, 2013 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel copper murky color with 1-2 fingers of khaki-white head, which went away rather quickly. Minimal foggy lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention all the way down. Smelled dark fruits, including plum, figs and dates. Also caramel and toffee malts and roasty nuts. Tasted pretty similar to the nose with a bit more maltier feel. Plum, figs, dates, nuts, toast, caramel and toffee. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt finish. Pretty good beer for my second try from Lumberyard. I’m still new on the ESB’s, but I would have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (901) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Clear, reddish amber with a small head. Yeasty aroma, with malt, grass, and wood. Taste is bright, of sharp yeast fading to a sweeter malt, with a bit of a hops bite. Lingering grassy yeast. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
A thin caramel to the aroma. This is light and smooth but with enough caramel. An easy finish. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 On tap, laces well, light copper color, clear. Slight sweet aroma, very good. Taste is pretty fresh, Medium bitter, good for the style, not toasty or roasty but medium malts show through, not too strong. Good beer!

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