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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2008
12 oz bottle, thanks to cbkshubert. Pours copper with small but lasting beige head. The aroma is crystal malt, a little bit of fruity hop resin, and some squash. The flavor is crystal malt again, that profile that seems like iced tea. There are some planty hops in there with a touch of pine. The finish is papery and slightly bitter. Ok, not great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
12oz bottle, no date, thanks to Sparky27 for the bottle! Also, my label states 6% ABV instead of the listed 5.5%. Hazy brown orange with a one finger very quickly fading beige head down to a thin ring. Aroma is caramel malt, toasted grain, and a tinge of honey. Flavor adds just a touch of pine hops. Finish is a little earthy with bitterness peaking around a 2. Very low pinpoint carbonation with a medium body. Not too bad, but fair.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper, with zero head. Aroma is malt and a bit nutty. Flavor...is very bland, in fact, there is something that is just not quit right. The mouthfeel is very thin, just about watery. This is not a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours copper with a creamy white head. Smells earthy with a hint of sweet malt. Tastes of dry malt, some spice, a touch of earthiness on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2008
tap at the brewpub - Pours mostly clear amber and smells of caramel malt and a touch of fruit. The flavor is a good combination of caramel malt, mild hops, and those light fruit notes. It has a light to medium body and a lightly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenster (4) - , TAIWAN - OCT 19, 2008 does not count
12 OZ bottle poured in a glass. Hop flavors very subdued.Short head. Tasted overly sweet. Was easy to drink. I would try it again but I would not go out of my way to buy.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2008
Poured copper from the tap with a thick head of white foam. Faint caramel and hop notes. Malty and balanced. One of the few Oak Creek beers I’d drink again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin and fading off-white head. Light aroma with some toffee and pine, similar taste. Pretty unremarkable. It’s sort of like their Nut Brown, but add some hops and take away some malty flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6563) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2008
12-oz. Thanks, BitBucket! Pours dark burnished amber with a thin, sloppy grayish rim of foam. Sweetish, piney nose. Medium, slightly creamy body. Mid-palate very close to neutral. Some caramel, some brown bread, some sweet pine needle hop...but not much of any of those things, really. Neutral finish. Too polite to stake a claim for itself.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Murky and dark amber with floaties. Sweet malt base (caramel, toast, light nuts). Earthy, bready, kind of yeasty and slightly musty. Mild bitterness. OK, but boring.


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