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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4365) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Muddy effect. Hops fruit, light diacetyl, a bit doughy. Mild lingering bittering. Kumquat, green pecan. A bit astringent. Fairly acidic. OK label, good bronzy beer. Mild freshwater aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Pours with a frothy amber-tan colored head that is held up by a fair amount of carbonation. The color is a pretty, only faintly hazy, bright ruby red color when held up to the light. The aroma is faintly citrusy, with a mild spicy hop aroma. The taste is dry and spritzy up front and then moves to a lightly sweet, fruity, almost strawberry like note. This beer is pretty light on the palate and has a soft, lightly buttery type note to it as well. This beer is far less flavorful, and a tad lighter than I was expecting. There is a bit of malt complexity here with notes of caramel being dominant, and the hops have a light spicy note to them, as well as a balancingly bitter finish, but this beer is just lacking in character. There really needs to be more of something, be it malt or hops, to make this beer interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Nice amber color, thin head with a sweet aroma. Smooth and drinkable. Slight caramel initial and then finishes with a little bitterness. A good amber.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Somewhat of a camel aroma to it. Copper body and good head on the pour but was gone quick. Flavor of some hoppinees and smooth on the palate. If this beer would of been cool and crisp on the palate rating might of been a different story.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2005
Nice session beer, pouring a hazy amber color with a lazy white head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt with orange and floral hops. It’s a creamy caramel drink with a flavor of orange hops and a smattering of herbal bitterness in the finish. Okay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
A good looking amber ale with a white heade. Not great. but pleasant mix of sweet malt, floral hops, and some bitter hops. Low enough alcohol to make it a good session beer, and to provide a good explanation for the lack of in-your-face intensity and complexity.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Bottle. Pours copper color with a small white head. Mild aroma without much recognizable character, flavor is sweet, caramelly with a bit of hop in the finish. Medium body and little carbonation. So-so ale, better than the macros - but not by much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and florals. Flavor of caramel and mild citrus.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Bottle. Again, a rotting fruit/melon nose. Very mild with some slight hops. Sour finish. Blah.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2102) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 20, 2005
bottle. sour caramel aroma taste is a touch bitter with a caramel flavor. finish is papery with some more bitter.


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