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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Try this medium-bodied red ale, a malty brew with hints of caramel and toasted bread. Itís smooth and balanced, with a subtle earthy and spicy flavor and aroma from the hops and peated smoked malt. Itís the perfect beer to transition from the heavy dark beers of winter to the lighter more quaffable beers of summer. Grain: 2-Row, Munich 10L, Caramel 40L, Extra Special Malt, Caramel 20L, Peated Smoked Malt. Hops: Magnum, Tradition


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7882) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
355ml twist off bottle. Amber/gold pour, foamy white head. Noticeable smoke and toast in the smell. The flavor continues this profile, slight smoke goes with some sweet malt tones and very light herbal hops. Suffers from weak body but otherwise nice. Certainly looks like they cleaned itup this year looking at old reviews.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
On tap @ Radio Maria, ordered accidentally. Red amber colour, no head. Aroma is caramel and vague red fruits with a candyish sweetness, maybe red liquorice? Sweet caramel flavour with leathery notes and a dry finish. I didnít care for it.

1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Bottle. Clear amber pour. Absolutely god awful - smell isnít ridiculously bad, but it tastes like band aids. Disgusting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6943) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12oz bottle, from Party Town. Screw top bottle. Clear copper color, lots of bubbles on the side of the glass. Pours with a bubbly off-white head. Soon fades to minimal. Only a dot or two of lace sticks. Caramel malt, lightly spicy flavor. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, not too hard to drink. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Solid Irish ale, better than expected. Good to wash a sandwich down with.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6810) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Meant to consume this on St. Patrickís Day but didnít get a chance to drink any beers that day. An off day for the NCAA Tournament will do. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, leaves, and toast. Flavor of caramel malts, peanuts, dry leaves, toasted brown sugar, and some spice at the end. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, sharp mouthfeel and carbonation that makes itself known at the end. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet malts, light grainy notes, light smoked malts, earthy notes, toffee, and a hint of diacetyl. Not awful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. A deep red body is topped with a thin bright white head. Caramel and apples are in the nose. There is also some dry fall leaves. This tastes like highly toasted black tea and toffee. There is also some almond in the nutty finish. A highly carbonated body makes this a little hard to drink quickly. A decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5065) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle at Bigelos. A clear red pour with a small beige head. The aroma is quite malty with more gentle fruit. The flavor begins with bready malts and yeast. Hops are present but are in the background. They add light fruit, floral notes, and some character from bitterness. If there is peat it is Iight. Caramel is nice. While I donít really taste everything that is described, this is a nice beer. It is finishing more like an ESB.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4204) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
darker beer but not brown black. Malty aroma. Taste is somewhat ok at first but gets a little like mildly bitter medicine as the session continues. Finish is same but bitterness builds. little sizzling co2. intersting slag experience.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Aroma is caramel malts, toffee and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is caramel malts, light toffee, fruit and a mix of grainy, beery and slightly metallic in the finish.


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