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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A malty amber ale, brewed with 2-row barley malt, caramel malt, and malted wheat, and four different varieties of hops, for a smooth, balanced flavor. The perfect apres ski refreshment, or for any time you want to relax and warm up during the colder months to come.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours with amber-like color with somewhat frothy tan head. Nose has sweet malt caramel character. Flavor is spicy yet toffee-like. Medium body. Clean finish. Good session brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear amber with a small diminishing white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar and hops. The flavour was quite surprising, there’s something odd in there and I’m at a loss to try and explain it. It did go away after the first few sips though and for the most part the flavour follows the aroma. This is definitely a unique beer and though I preferred the aroma to the taste I am glad I got to try it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Poured clear copper with a small white dimishing head. Aroma a blend of mild rich hops, light caramel malt, with a bit of burnt candy and fruit. Taste was initially harshly metallic, but the pleasant aspects of the aroma came out on warming. Mouthfeel was bitter and quite flat - overall definitely smells better than it tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle shared with hogtown harry and blankboy. Light brown, small white head. Aroma is quite strong actually of alcohol and brown sugar sweetness. Taste is very sharp - unusual hop/sugar sweetness giving way to a peppery finish. Maybe a little stale. This one had to grow on me for a bit. Unique, weird, but ultimately successful.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange pour with not much of a head. Almost non-existant aroma but what I could smell was slightly hoppy. Very bitter and hoppy taste with a bitter middle and a sour and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Poured a nice hazy golden with a good head. Aroma was a little weak, but was also sweet and a little spicy. I was surprised by the flavor. Very easy drinking, and very enjoyable. Sweet and spicy with just the right amount of hops make for a nice balance. I think I tasted a little cinamon and nutmeg in there. Finishes like it starts, sweet and spicy (mostly peppery). Very surprising, and I might consider going back for more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Slightly cloudy amber with a thin filmy head. Light malts and buttery dough on the nose. Found this to be bitter in a way that was not entirely pleasant. There was a nice spiciness to it but it just seemed a little unbalanced overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Fine, easy-drinking amber with sweet caramel and toffee flavors and a dry. crisp hop bite and peppery finish. Can see drinking several at at a seating.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Bottle. Copper/amber color. Small head. Medium body. Slight fruit taste, fairly malty but balanced brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Copper colored. Staleish hop aroma (weedy goldings? what are these) Some wheaty and crystal sweet malt aromas. Medium bodied and moderately malty at first with some hoppiness, but quicky shifting to a watery metallic mess. This is rather bizzarre. Very pschizophrenic beer experience.


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