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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2007
I dont know how this was rated so low. This was probably one of the better ambers that I have had. A nice sweet arom of caramel and some vanilla. Amber in color. Flavor is nice sweet caramel malt balanced delicatley by some hops. This was one of the smoothest beer I have ever had believe it or not. Velvetty on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2007
Light amber color with a small wispy white head. Some sweet pale malt and just a hint of dry herb hops in the aroma. Will the nut brown had some character, this one has nothing going for it aside from the fact that it is amber sudsy stuff. Cheers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2007
Had on draft at the brewery/restaurant in Sedona. Not much to say about this one, however the food was GREAT! No head, amber golden color, good carbonation, and average amber ale flavor. It’s a good ’drinking’ beer when you want to pound quite a ’few’ back...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a rich amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of toffee and roasted malt. Taste was semi sweet with a caramel and citrus flavor. The malt is definately dominant in this brew however. Very smooth and easy to drink. Nothing really remarkable about it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9018) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MaBeer1972 (1344) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2006
On-tap at a bar in Sedona. Flat appearance. OK taste, thin mouthfeel. Not very exciting at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4579) - 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).

   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.

   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.

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