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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
Dark amber to light brown coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a small white head. Light herby malty hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light roasted malty with some bitter hints. Longer light bitter flat ending with some malty and grainy touches. Medium .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep amber bronze with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty light caramel nose with a touch of piny, grassy hops. Starts with decent fullness and carbonation with some lightly sweet caramel and nutty flavors along with slight graininess before a drier bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable, but could be a little cleaner and crisper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
Cask in American Oak: A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, woody oak with faint caramel. In mouth, an astringent bad idea, wood chip, like licking paper, not good. 5-3-3-2-4

Cask conditioned in Applewood: Same colour. Aroma, light caramel malt with faint oaken notes. In mouth, a caramel malt with light wooden notes, lactic points, so-so 6-3-6-3-12

On tap at Twin City Brewfest, August 13 2011.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
warmsilence (25) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2011
poured into glass from 12 oz bottle, amber color, thin head, nothing too special about the aroma or flavor, what little flavor it had reminded me of the sour bitterness of a heineken. not very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tasted at twin city taps. Ok beer. Nothing special about it amber in color a little Carmel to taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devilben02 (277) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Pours a deep amber color with a big, creamy beige head. The aroma is largely like a sweet wheat bread, with a little grassy bitterness to balance. The flavor is likewise very sweetly bready, with some light caramel and herbal hops adding some depth. The medium-light body feels resinous and somewhat astringent, adding some presence to hold up the reasonably balanced flavor profile. Overall, this beer is a nice amber, but being a nice amber will only go so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Lowes Foods in Hickory, NC on 4/7/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Malty, nutty aroma. The taste is caramel, nuts, chocolate and bitter hops. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pale amber pour thin off white head light lacing ... aroma is mostly caramel malts little roasted ... taste is burnt caramel and toffee, toasted malts with a nice bitter hop bite in the finish .... average and easy drinking with a nice bite in the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2011
On draft ay Carolina Ale House. Roasty caramel aroma. Deep copper color. Large off white head. Well balanced beer. Not overly malt and only slightly Roasty taste. One of my favorite amber ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Aroma of roasted maple. Taste is smoked and toasted dark malt with a touch of raspberry. The malt sweetness is quickly offset by peppery hops, resulting in a clean crisp finish.

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