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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This session brew was crafted to be a true palate pleaser without compromise. English pale and caramel malts surrender their burnished golden hues and soft sweetness to the beer, while German-style Munich malt provides a delightful toasted malt complexity, androasted oatmeal contributes its silky smooth texture and nutty flavor. American Summit and English Golding hops accompany the delicate malt profile with the perfect counterpoint of bitterness and tantalizing aroma. Collectively, this beer remains clean, crisp, and easy-drinking without compromising texture, flavor, character, or class.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
Very light, mild lager. Has bitter aftertaste. Golden - Orange in color. Head doesnít stay long. Light malt flavor. Overall, not bad. Brewery is just down the road from my house. Need to go there in person for the on tap selections. Nice job.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Draft at rumors. Hazy gold with a white head. Mild, caramel malt aromas. Dry and grain heavy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (265) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Aroma of mildly roasted malt, some toffee. Appears yellow, minimal foam. Tastes of a subtle roast malt with mildly sweet toffee and a touch of oaky bitterness. Palate is ordinary. Overall, good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (438) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Tap. Dark, clear gold. No head or lace. Slightly yeasty nose. Bright hops balance with yeast for a smooth, easy drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English mild style. Good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors with good robustness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Amber with a very, very, very large white creamy skyline. Aroma is sour with toasted malt and fruit. Slipper bodied and taste is sweet and odd with fruit and light toffee and finishes a bit sour and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Iím on a mild ale kick, apparently. Pours a caramel color with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malt, mild yeast and fruit notes. Flavor is subtle, unassuming. Caramel, toffee, some fruit, mild hop presence. Smooth, easy to drink. Prickly carbonation. This is good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft at the brewpub, Paw Paw. Murky orange-brown body, medium creamy tight head. Light biscuity, grassy, slightly tart nose. Body soft, nutty, and grainy with herbals hops and light citrus. Light and refreshing with a good flavor profile.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Sweet with light malt. Goes down very smooth, but seems a tad unbalanced. Perhaps a little over-sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1513) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
OK at best. Relatively clear amber color. Very modest aroma, and muted flavor. "Session" ABV is only plus.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
timthetrucker (1) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013 does not count
Bottle purchased in artisanal store in Allegan, MI. Moderate head formation and retention. A distinct aroma of rancid potatoes, maybe moldy caused me to gasp. The flavor was only slightly better. I was unable to finish this beer. Iím amazed that a "professional" brewery would even release a beer that is clearly produced in unsanitary conditions. This is a disservice to Michigan craft beers. This is one of very few beers I will have ever poured down the drain. Iíve consumed many bad beers, but this is undrinkable.


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