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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our flagship brand; this medium bodied amber ale starts with a rich malt flourish that’s kept in perfect balance by a smooth hop finish. This MKE original is similar to a German style alt beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (677) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2012
Beautiful amber color. Very sweet and malty. Minimal hop aroma / taste. A lovely amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3119) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle - Pours hazy reddish amber with a light tan head. Nose is light spicy wood with a faintly yeasty bread note. Light sweetness. Taste is a bit sharp, with a faint cherry note and toasted bread malt. Woody finish with a bit of milkiness. I swear there’s some heat on the finish. Nice carbonation, and a bit slick. Odd beer, with some flavors that I wouldn’t expect in an amber. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a glowing crisp amber hue, good glow, touch of haze as more orange works it’s way into play. A frothy offwhite head sits atop, stays as a small film, laces well. Aromas are crisp toffee and toast, gentle bready and doughy malts, touches of toast, sticky caramel and toffee. Gentle bready yeast and a touch of earthy hops. Initial is lighter bodied, touches of sweetness and grass, light toastiness up front. Middle gets a bit more bitter, gentle toast and crispness. Mellow sweetness into the finish leaves this simple, a bit sticky and a touch of butter. Mellow and odd, that weird buttery note sticks on me. Meh. Has some good parts and some bad. Finish doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jongrafto (3) - - MAR 7, 2012 does not count
Kinda fell flat for me. Was expecting more flavor. Was told it is better on tap than in a bottle. Decent but I was expecting more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
backdaft (278) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12 oz. Bottle - Pours a medium copper color with a creamy light head. Flavor is on the sweet malty side with a hint of caramel. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Bottle to glass. Nice Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet with a little bit of caramel. Not too good, not too bad. Pretty drinkable though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3491) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours a hazy amber/ruby color with a medium tan head...nice lacing. Aroma is very malty...light fruitiness, doughy, a bit wheaty, and some faint leafy hop notes. Flavor follows suit but is more leafy and less doughy...tastes like mildly hoppy tea...mild toasted malt and a hint of caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish is earthy and mapley...like dry leaves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a small amount of sediment - huge light cream colored head that held shape for several minutes. Mild aroma of sweet caramel. Medium palate. Taste is smooth caramel malt, just a touch of sweetness - very drinkable. Taste isn’t quite as good as it warms, however, very nice representation of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12212) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Tap sample. Poured hazy brown color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

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