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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Amber colored ale with a rich caramel malt character, balanced by a bit of bitterness and a great finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Had at Millyís Tavern in Manchester, NH. Nice reddish color. I like half the taste. Half is fruity and yummy, the other half is bitter and yucky. Overall the good parts win out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
Mild hoppy note to the aroma with some pleasant fruity esters. Clear amber coloured body with shy off-white head that recedes to ring. Fruitiness balances with fair bitterness in the flavour Medium-light body with fair carbonation and a very dry finish. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4827) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
New England Road Trip Easter í05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #16. The American Red Ale..not a species I need to spend much time on...but Iíll try to be fair, Mikeís a good guy and a good brewer...this oneís darkish amber, very little head...lightly toasty sweet nose...sweet-sour, lightly lactic malty body...fairly plain, well done for the style but...no, I donít need more of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Straight amber, off-white head. A nutty dominance overtakes the aroma, peanut-like oiliness obstructing the malt depth a bit. Nutty caramel malt palate. Moderately carbonated, light-medium bodied. I donít enjoy the balance too much, those hops seem to attack the malt with a hatchet and dry the hell out of it. It happens a bit too fast I find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
Subdued caramel sweetness and fruity malt flavors...Prickly carbonation awakens the tasty hop bitterness...Potent malt huskiness keeps interest going...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Golden, red ambery color. Good balance of hops and malt. Light to medium body and nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (744) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2003
On tap at Milly's. Nice amber color. good malty-ass flava. good stuff. nex time i should get a growler full.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate: A definite chlorine/chemical taste from my hometown water supply. Ughh. First rating: Had a pint on tap. Deep amber/red color. This ale has a deep rich maltiness in the finish that seems to last forever. It is easy to see why this is the owners favorite.

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