RateBeer
overall
22
19
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3413) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sparky27. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first two sips and left spotty lace. The aroma is a bit earthy with some caramel, but without the sweetness. The flavor is again caramel but without the earthiness of the aroma and just a bit sweeter. Mild bitterness at the finish. A bit timid, but otherwise no problems.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2009
On tap at oak creek. Beer is a nice amber color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, malt. Flavor is caramel, malt, spices and a touch of sweetness. Finishes sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Clear mild copper, small white head. Stemmy starchy aroma, reminds me of red potatoes. Initially sweet, light caramel, quickly dries out and finishes into fresh wheat bread.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3240) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2009
12 oz bottle from Sparky27. Pour is a clear golden orange with with a one inch white head that falls pretty quick. Decent amount of lacing. Aroma of not much, maybe some light toasted maltiness, perhaps a little dustiness. Very faint nose. Taste is thin maltiness, followed by some apple sweetness. There is also a decent crystal malt profile - goodly amount of iced tea coming through. As with the nose, watery with not too much going on. Palate as mentioned is thin, watery. Lowish carbonation. Thankfully brief finish. Dull beer, thanks for sending Eric - Oak Creek does have sweet bottle caps.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2532) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2009
Poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, nuts and just a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of malt, toffee and a hint of honey with a smooth bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Pours a chocolatey brown with a decent head. Has a nice sweet malt aroma. Taste is quite thirst-quenching and decent, but not overly complex. Update: Surprisingly, worse on tap. Much more melded and yet mediocre hop and malt character.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2009
Tap at the restaurant. Amber/copper color, think head that dissipates quickly. No nose. More malt than hops but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Amber pour with a creamy white head and lace. A medium funk aroma, herbal, almost like bad fruit. Medium caramel malt followed by a very light bitter. A tad thin but carbonation was decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2009
New AZ flag bottle cap. Used to be a regular in my lineup. Now, I must move on. Definitely a beer my non-craft brew drinkin’ friends would enjoy but there are some things missing here: aroma and flavor. Descriptors like: faint, slight, minimal, light, and weak come to mind. This is a "clean" "drinkable" amber but has nothing interesting to bring to the table.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1168) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
(bottle from Sparky27) Pours dark amber with a really large off-white head that sticks around. The aroma is unlike any amber I’ve had before, and it smells like it may be infected. There’s plenty of green apple, a touch of vanilla, and really not much else. So much apple that it smells artificial, like one of those green apple Jolly Ranchers. These scents carry on into the flavor, with some apple that isn’t as tart as the aroma would indicate. There’s also a touch of caramel and a light graininess on the finish, but this is about it. Almost tastes like a poor man’s New Glarus Apple Ale. Mouthfeel is thin with heavy carbonation. Thanks Eric!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50