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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Brewed for the L.E.A.F. (Lake Eden Arts Festival).


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
on tap @Barleys Taproom-pours an off white head and gold/orange color. Aroma is sweet light malt. Taste is sugary sweet light malt, slight hops bite with some tea.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1138) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Draft at the brew pub, but also picked up a bottle at Bruisin’ which I am enjoying now. Malty and clean with very little bitterness. A good drink, but not exactly a notable one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Shared by ucusty. Pours an orange amber with a thin light yellow head. The nose is malty, earthy, sweet, caramel, definitive Amber character, mild hop aroma. The flavor is mildly leafy, malty, sweet, bready malty character. Palate is malty with a mild hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bomber shared by ucusty at the Carolina Crew tasting - thanks, David! I wanted to like this one more because Pisgah is quite props-worthy, both in terms of quality of output and organic-brew mission. But y’know, it’s just a competent amber at the end of the day. Very full body, lively head, and a sumptuous body. But the flavors are pretty generic, made slightly memorable only by the dry-ish finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales in Asheville, NC. Deep dark amber pour fluffy off white head and a thin spotty lace. Aroma of caramel and zesty hops. Flavor definitely follows suite with grassy and grainy notes. Crisp dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009

Date: April 17, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, Ashevilla
Appearance: hazy amber, frothy off white head, drippy sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of spicyness
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, touch of sweetness, light spicyness, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2009
darker than what I consider amber - more of a mahogany, I think. Nice aroma of caramel and dark bread. Surprisingly full bodied. Very bready - pumpernickel, maybe. Crisp finish.


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