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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3882) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3587) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Avengedpoet (329) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighWine (959) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (5788) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1283) - Minneapolis, 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2009
This one fails to inspire. Seriously, I have no idea what to write here. I am wearing a blue shirt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 12 oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy gold/orange color. Aroma is herbal, funky fruit. Taste is funky fruit-apricot, osme herbal, light/medium malt-caramel. Not sure what the objective was but… Thanks decaturstevo for sharing. 110302-on tap, still about the same bottom line

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to Sparky27. Hazy dirty orange with a finger of off white head. Aroma is caramel, crystal malt, light pine hops. Taste is an unsettling strange crystal malt sweetness, some more pine needle hops.

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