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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An amber ale with a ruby hue, fresh hop aroma, rich malt body and a complex palate.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
Re-Rate 6/15/02. Nice ruby color with a spicy/pepprery nose and generous head. Well balanced with a good dose of malty sweetness. A fine beer from an excellent brewery. Original: A decent ale with a good malty taste and a fine head.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Not a whole lot of aroma. I really like the unique flavor of this brew - sort of peppery - but very smooth. I’d say this deserves to be drank from a grail, just maybe not a holy one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
A good homegrown beer. Captures some of the flavor of ’downtown’ Syracuse.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2001
Deep ruby brown color, generous beige head and tons of fine lace. Nose is some what flowery, and a bit candy like. Start is sweet, the middle is full, the finish hop bitter and a tad acidic. Carbonation is moderate, and I think a quite drinkable beer. thanks Venom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2001
First sip is Ringwood yeast. Develops a nice caramel and toffee malt backbone. Nice dark amber body with a thick mouthfeel. Yeast tends to overwhelm flavors cold but warmer the brew let some of its malt qualities show through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2000


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