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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Its call is intoxicating. An aroma that beckons you to pull up a stool and linger over its toasted malt character. Next, a deep kiss of liquid lust that will caress your tongue, thanks to an array of toasty Pale, Crystal (30 and 75), what, Carapils and roasted barley malts balanced by the subtle bite of Willamette and Fuggle hops. It’s a brew that will seduce your heart, mind and palette.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
I do not like the aroma on this beer, there is just something about it. Color is a standard ale. Decent taste. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Pours amber (as expected); big, white, rocky head quickly dissipates to a thin covering. Aroma quite weak; predominantly bready malt; sweet toast. Flavor bears significant resemblance to Newcastle Brown; malt and caramel and buttery; finish surprisingly dry. Mediocre beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Stubby bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fuittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of camel and earthiness with a crisp dry lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatthewHinz (12) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
One of the better amber ales i’ve had to my recollection. There are tons of them on the market but this one stands out. If you’re in the market for a good amber this is one that won’t dissapoint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft at the brewpub, Traverse City. Amber body, hazy, with a medium, dense, pillowy off-white head. Light caramely, sweet nose with residual sugars. Light, fruity body, reminding me a tad of a watered-down Kool-Aid packet (tropical fruit juice, perhaps), also with toasted cereals and light grassy hops; light bitter finish. OK, soft, quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cavana40 (21) - - JUL 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 Nice head and appearance, slightly bitter aftertaste. Leaves me wanting more in terms of aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at the Jolly Pumpkin cafe in Ann Arbor. amber pour. toasted grain, malt, caramel, bread, light spice, 6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle: pours amber with a light tan head. Sweet, malty aroma, maybe some fruit in there. It’s flavor is super sweet, but just a touch of bitter in the back if my mouth. It’s tasty, but a bit on the sweet side for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (849) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 8, 2012
North peak is jolly pumpkin’s not so belgian creation. a much better job than those crackhead concoctions they call beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle. A "malt bomb" as expected. Clear amber color with average head. Lots of body for 5%! Sweet malt aroma and taste, but cut with hop bitterness in the aftertaste. I intend to buy this again.

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