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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This deep red colored ale is full of caramelly sweet malt flavor, yet nicely balanced with a smooth finish.


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1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 28, 2006
well its that time of the year where the dog goes outside and drinks the rain water out of an upside down garbage lid, but its not the time where your beer smells like your wet dog, quality control is an issue with this beer, the scent is of wet musty shih tzu and has a souring tartness that no american red (amber ale?) should have, i choked it down and im not any better for it...


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Soft and clean pour with one finger of soft tan head. Caramel and toasted notes in the aroma with a nice balanced malt profile. Bready notes with an herbal and earthy hop profile. Malt forward in ze mouth with an earthy quality and dextrinous notes. Medium body and unoffensive finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (546) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Danís. The pour is a nice, thin amber with no head, other than a couple of filmy spots and no lace. The aroma ia very malty The sweetness and caramel are awesomely prevalent with a nice touch of yeast. The flavor rivals that of the nose. Itís got a nice sweetness, but the mouth feel is quite thin, watery, and doesnít allow much of a lingering effect on the aftertaste. Solidly executed, and well-balanced

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours amber red with a slight haze. Thick, creamy, off-white head. 1.5 inches slowly dissipating. Sweet, malty nose, with caramel and yeasty notes. Medium light body and decent lingering Well-developed lacing. Toast, nuts, caramel, and pumpernickel bread on the palate. Very low on hops - would have enjoyed greater hop-malt balance. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (425) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Dark amber color. A nice sweet caramel aroma and flavor. Has a light body feel, but is a pretty solid amber ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2472) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, orange zest, toast, floral, grass, brown bread, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, light citrus, biscuit, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt flavors; with a light hop balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale style. Good balance and robustness of malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mibeersnob (33) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On draft. Bartender served in frosted glass - he was used to serving Bud. No aroma, but could be due to impregnated smoke in walls. Good color and mouth feel. Overall, good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
can. Amber red with one finger head. Substantial caramel malt. Smooth, but not a lot of other flavor. I prefer my reds to be hoppy and this has minimal, if any hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1498) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with about 1 cm of creamy head. Extremely malty flavor. Slightly bitter up front but sweet on the finish. Decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft at Reo Town Pub. Dark cherry red with a dense head. Fruity upfront with a stale and metallic aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2013
16 oz can. Pours a nice dark ruby red color with a small foamy head that quickly fades and leaves some webbing. Aroma is all sweet caramel malt. Taste is mostly sweet caramel malt with a touch of toasted malt. Very light grassy hops. Medium body and slightly creamy. Overall, ok amber ale.


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