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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. Itís a brew that will seduce your heart, mind and palette.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Aroma of dried leaves and new plastic funk. Clear amber, thick white lacy head. Chlorophenols on the palate. Infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - SEP 24, 2010
Really enjoyed this beer. Had a nice nutty malty taste with a little sweetness and very little hop presence, also had a nice aroma, no head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Caramel with a light nuttiness and some earthy hops. Clear light golden. Caramel with a grainy nuttiness bordering on Bretty flavor. Medium body and mouth. Finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Acidic, stale spicy hops, huge carbonation. This was pretty damn bad actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear amber body with a small creamy white head. Sweet spicy hop aroma on a caramel background. Caramel and floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor - Smooth and nutty, toffee smooth body. Piney hops. Very fresh and quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pour from 11.5 oz stubby bottle. Amber brew with two fingers of off white head. Aroma of light grains and a little metallic hoppiness. Flavor is nice - medium maltiness, slightly sweet, finish has a slightly sour hops bite with cheesy overtones. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brad89 (6) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 I had this a while ago, and I wasnít as impressed as this time around. Glad I gave it another shot! Really well balanced amber with nice hop and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
bottle. Pours a thick amber color with no head. Aroma is very sweet with hints of citrus. At first taste is that of caramel and wheat. after taste is a bit metallic and bitter. other than finish its very good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft at the hotel bar at RBSG. Somehow chose this over Founders Pale Ale, 2-Hearted, or Oberon. A mistake I shall rue to the end of my days. Pours clear amber, thin skim of foam. Head isnít persistent, and there isnít much here in the way of lacing either. Nose is spicy, with basic earthy hops, and a horrible metallic character. Flavours are muted hops, sweet caramel malt, and hot molten metal, God it sears the tastebuds with awfulness.

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