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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle: Aroma is has a nice robust malt aroma with a somewhat burn scent to it. Old fashioned hard candy, grain, really dough with some twangy hops poking through on the back end. Appearance is a very clear amber color with a medium sized off white head that diminishes quickly. Taste is Cereal malt characteristic, lightly coffee tasting, with hints of nuts and caramel. Some bitter hops in there as well. More of a German Lager type hops to the taste like Saaz in my honest opinion. Palate is nicely carbonated, slightly heavy on the tongue with a lingering aftertaste of a light burnt malt characteristic and more prominent hops. Overall, Really decent brew. Itís good cool or warm. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
This poured a bright amber color with an off white head. Aroma was pale and toasted malts, with light bittering hops too. Flavor was nicely balanced, not really hoppy, but not overly sweet either. A decent session beer but a bit bland.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2010
This is a pretty good amber ale. Pours clear, medium amber with a rich white head. Aromas of sharp hops well balanced by medium to light maltiness, and a bit of red ale musk. Taste is crisp and well-balanced, faintly sweet and somewhat bitter. Mouthfeel is a bit dry and, at the same time, a bit sticky. Good marriage of sessionability and interest.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is metallic malt, a little grain. Kind of weird. Flavor was unpleasant metallic and bitter. Not great.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Purchased in stubby bottle. Almost didnít buy it because I thought it was Red Stripe. The good: the bottle was cool. The price was right. The beer was a crystal clear amber color. The bad: everything else. Strong diacetyl dominates. Normally I might give a beer a pass since it was clearly a bad bottle (I hope). But címon now, the first time I ever see this beer in the store and itís rancid? Not skunked, mind you. Terrible, terrible, terri-freaking-ble.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JarredWFM (5) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2010 does not count
this is one of the best session beers around. great balance of malt and hops... the type of beer that one bottle can satisfy an evening drinker, but a six pack wonít overwhelm somebody with inebriation in mind. the stubby bottle and fantastic design help distinguish it from other regional quaffers.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2010
11.5 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and an odd fruit note like strawberry, even a little sweaty. Flavor is deeply toasty malts with caramel and very slight hints of hops. Perhaps a slight overall chemical impression. Simple, but a little puzzling.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Pours Medium amber with a fully diminishing white head. Aroma is heavily malty, bread, cookies, grain (crystal malts) hints of caramel. Flavor is well balanced, crystal malt flavor throughout (60-80 lovibond) which makes it somewhat one dimensional. Body is light with a dry finish. Lively carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Sample at the Jolly Pumpkin Cafe in Ann Arbor. Pours clear amber with a thin tan head. Malty caramel nose with subtle hops. Caramel malt flavor with a bitter earthy finish. Could use more complexity, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Newly available locally in SE MI - cute stubby bottle, 11.5 oz. pours out a coppery amber with a minimal whitish head. sweet malt aroma, with caramel and bread forward and a touch of green cascade-like hops behind. more sweet malt taste, and well-balanced with a hint of hops, very smooth and easy-drinking. nicely done amber ale.


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