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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A full-bodied amber ale with a rich, smooth flavor, just the right balance of hops and notes of caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Poured as a 4 oz taster in Greensboro pub. Surprising dark coffee notes, malt, beautiful color, sweetness counters the coffee enough that the wife, who doesn’t like coffee, likes. Went very well with the burger for lunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Pours a light amber with a small white head. Aromas of malt and some grassy hop notes. Light biscuit flavors coming through but really not a lot going on here. Crisp light finish. It isn’t foul but it’s a bit bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (393) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Amber to light brown and mostly clear. Pours a ½” inch head that fades quickly. Decent amount of lacing and moderately carbonated. Aroma: toasted bread, caramel malts, earthy hops. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a fairly dry finish. Flavor: Flavors the aroma – a significant malt presence dominates this brew. Nice mix of toffee, whole wheat bread, and earthy hop spice. Overall: A very good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Amber with thin lacy head. Honey, light malt aroma. Thin body. Slight honey like sweet taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rg1122 (15) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
85. Characters is too many... but this beer is tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours amber with thin head. The aroma has some malt and caramel and an odd bit of booze. The flavor has a bit of caramel and malt with nice bitter balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Chapel Hill Ar: Somewhat subdued aroma of dark toffee, malt aroma up front. Ap: Pours a clear light copper body with a 1" frothy white head. Decent retention. T: Moderate caramel sweetness up front. Finish has moderate bitterness, a touch of resin. P: Medium body with moderate carbonation. O: Nice, straight forward amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
On tap at GSO, copper color with no head, caramel aroma with some caramel and nickel flavor, light finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (478) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
12 oz bottle. light caramel, little hops. decent beer if ordinary, a little thin tasting

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 12 oz bottle poured into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes. A: Pours a clear amber/copper color, with a rather dinky-looking white head. Looks pretty good regardless. S: All I pick up here is some unsweetened caramel. T: The faintest twang of fruity esters builds to a caramel-y finish. Extremely unassuming. M: Crisp, dry, and light. If you’re going to showcase little in the way of flavor on the palate, this is how you do it. O: Nothing wrong with this per se...it’s just so bland, though. Really just one step up from BMC in my opinion.

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