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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth English Style Ale boasting the complex flavors of roasted caramel malts perfectly balanced with Golding Hops.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip. Pours a moderate copper color that is entirely transparent. A bit odd in how transparent it is. A small amount of white head forms after the initial pour, though there isn’t too much retention. The nose brings a bit of bready caramel and not too much else. The taste is really quite plain with some mild bready character. There is some mild caramel in the background. The feel is light to medium with low carbonation. I will say that the finish is fairly smooth. Drinkability is okay. No real flaws, just nothing to get me to drink more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-02-2011

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
I’m not sure what style this is, it is a mid abv, somewhat sessionable beer. It is light with a hint of fruit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (5669) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2015 One of those ales that just is an ale and nothing else. Although an Amber, reminds me of just a "house" beer. Rather straightforward, heavy on the toffee, decent enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (668) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Dark amber with a small, creamy head. Sweet grain and malt on the nose. Sweet up front with a malty background and light hops bitterness throughout. Fades to a crisp fruity finish with a light tingle of carbonation. Palate feels a bit thin but still on the low end of medium bodied. Not spectacular but a pretty decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Amber pour with light beige head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste- malty, caramel, a little hops. Average beer. OK aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle - Poured this one with real low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Golden amber with a nice foamy white head. Grainy and malty on the nose, with a good deal of yeast and a touch of tropical fruit. Taste has a nice malty base, smooth with a decent hop snap. Really nice fruity grains and a touch of sugary caramel. Smooth and well-carbonated. Not much to analyze, but easy drinking and decent taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange tan color. Sweet and sugary, with a 6-row grainy mouthfeel. Sub-par stuff all the way, odd light orange soapiness. Unimpressive. A pinch better than macro swill, I suppose.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
sampler flight at the brewpub. golden yellow with a wispy white head. another mild, but yet nicely flavored beer with earthy grains and caramel malts. mildly bitter with some mineral notes. almost bland, but has enough going on to make it an acceptable session beer on a hot day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Sweet malt in initial aroma,almost like a frosted wheats,that fades into a softer grain malt and a tickle of hopping,very light malt flavor,the nice grain aroma doesnt translate to the taste,kind of a grain bitterness,that leaves a bitter coating on your palate,goes down nice enough if your thirsty. Nice enough

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! Pours a bright, clear orange color; thin, off-white, fine-bubbled head. Aroma shows candy sugar and some light caramel, though not particularly complex beyond those base notes; tempered sweetness, at least. Medium body; lively carbonation; generally smooth in the mouth, with no overt alcohol; again, there isn’t a whole lot here beyond that basic candy / caramel sweetness, and the rendition overall comes off as a rather bland Oktoberfest rendition; modest mineral bitterness that gradually builds, but really nothing flavorful about it; quite bland, especially for 6.5%. Long finish of that basic candied sweetness, slightly stale; minerals.


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