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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A 2001 Silver Medal Winner at the North American Brewers' Association competition. A deep-copper colored medium - bodied ale. Its fresh flavor is smooth and carefully balanced with a nice mellowness and hint of caramel malt balanced by medium hop bitterness. It is an all malt beer that is naturally carbonated. A very drinkable beer all on its own and pairs well with all kinds of foods.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Pours a clear copper orange with a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of sweet toasty crystal malts with a touch of earthy noble hops. Body starts slightly caramely and sweet thinning into a slightly bitter bland and watery finish with a touch of astringency. A very blah beer that could be better with just a few recipe tweaks.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Muted aromas of caramel and citrus. I had to breath in real deep to get those. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and a splash of roastiness. Thinner body.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MaBeer1972 (1827) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2006
On-tap at a bar in Sedona. Flat appearance. OK taste, thin mouthfeel. Not very exciting at all.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Smells pretty malty, with some bad smelling caramel malts. A prefect example of everything I don’t like about this style: lots of funky malts, thin and boring, with untasty caramel (hard to do).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle: Pours an amber color, light head and lacing. Nose of light fruit and malt, some light hops. The flavor is a bit malty, light body and a light toasty finish. Eh, a bit ho-hum, but it’s drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
beer decants a slightly hazy orange-tinted amber/red, with a slight pale orange head that dissipates quickly and leaves ok lace. malty nose with fruit over-tones, perhaps of apricot and peach, with underlying notes of toffee. starts with a clean maltiness that isn’t really sweet, then dries slightly in the finish, but still some lingering caramel flavor. nicely balanced, easy drinker is quite harmonius on the palate. an understated pleasure.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 Pours amber copper w/ a shallow semi creamy froth. Aroma of malt and biscuits. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. Flavors are soft yet true w/ malted biscuits. Soft bittering on the finish. Overall: A very mellow amber. I liked it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert; Thanks Craig! Nose of caramel malts, citrus, and a little bit of banana esters showed. Rusty colored with a tiny beige head; malty caramel flavor with some roastiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, nuts and just a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of malt, carmel, toffee and a hint of honey with a smooth bittersweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2006
This brew was one of the 7 Dwarves of the Oak Creek tasting set at their Sedona location. Copper pour under a small khaki head. Malty aroma with a touch of citrus and toffee. Pleasant malty flavor with some vanilla & caramel. Nothing remarkable in the flavor or finish. The views from the window, unfortunately, were better than the beer.


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