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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Indecision (noun): Reluctance or an inability to make up oneís mind. What started out as our Amber Ale several years ago has morphed into something that doesnít fit into a specific category. We struggled with what to call this: Red, Amber, etc. but nothing really captures the full character of this ale. In the end Indecision became our decision. A copper colored ale with plenty of malt and hop character, this beer features a dark malt backbone that distinguishes it from anything else. If you canít decide what beer to drink, then Indecision is really your only decision!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
This beer is notably overcarbonated. When poured, it foams up in the glass causing much consternation. It is a nice amber color and perfectly clear so I think this is caused by a mistake at the brewery rather than infection you canít know for sure. This is a sweet, malty brew w/ some nice earthy overtones to keep it interesting. This is full bodied and a bit sticky and heavy but that is contrasted by its huge level of carbonation which rather than making it feel lighter seems to just fill your stomach w/ a huge cloud of carbon dioxide. Many burbs will be had, my brothers! Overall, this is an OK tasting beer w/ a pretty eggregious flaw that doesnít make it disgusting but is a huge negative point nonetheless. I might try this again someday to see if theyíve fixed it up but honestly, probably not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
A difficult pour... amber bodied with a head that refuses to stop growing and has ceased to provide the tiniest bit of amusement for me. Eggshell in color, its continual growth prevents me from smelling or tasting this beer in a timely fashion
Eventually I get to try the brew. The nose is fruity, citrus, with a touch of toffee, a hit of earth. The flavor is much the same with the addition of a mild bitterness. Okay, but not worth the aggravation of the pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3070) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Very highly carbonated, took a while to pour the glass. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Pretty poor aromas with strong yeast fruitiness and some light-moderate malt and hop notes; with poor strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. I let the carbonation dissipate. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall despite carbonation and aroma problems, this was a pretty solid amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
mallons72 (175) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Not drinkable, way, way, way, way...........way, way too carbonated. Open, wait 20 minutes for the geyser to stop...drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailmon (1) - USA - APR 29, 2014 does not count
Nice reddish amber color, with off-white head. Mildly carbonated. Smooth flavor, some hops flavor but malt predominates. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
After sending an e-mail to Round Barn about the issues I had with their previous bottle (they mentioned it was a fermentation tank issue), I unexpectedly got sent a six-pack of Indecision Ale. Appearance: Pours beautifully. Without being aggressive, filled my pint glass to the brim. Beautiful slightly hazy dark amber oclor with a sand colored head on top. Fantastic lacing, and the head sticks around. Loving it so far. Smell: Different than the infected/messed up bottle. The apple note isnít so much there so much as a sweet "dirty malt" sort of aroma. Smells like an amber ale with a bit more sweetness to it. I suppose thereís a fruity essence there as well, but itís very slight. Taste/feel: Far better than the other bottle... far, far better. While the last one was insanely carbonated and unbelievably thin, this one has a nice body and moderate carbonation with a bit of prickliness. The flavor is like a combo of a brown and amber ale. Thereís a caramel sweetness that an amber would provide (although it has an "off" sweetness to it), but then a chocolate characteristic thatíd be found in a brown. Not a legendary beer by any means, but actually not bad. There does seem to be a feeling of... cheapness? In the flavor? But itís still decent. Almost tastes like there could be adjuncts in it. Again, thanks a lot Round Barn for the unexpected sixer. This brew is completely different than the last bottle I had, and I like it. Not quite as good as the Oronoko Stout, but this isnít bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Basic amber with caramel malt and light hops. Average-ish.
Earlier Rating: 8/6/2013 Total Score: 3
bottle. Deep amber with small head. Pretty full-bodied amber ale. Solid, but unexciting.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of ugh. Wet bread and wood. Stale grains and metal. Just a mess and a drain poor. Dark red hue with an average off-white hue that left some lace. Flavor is lightly sweet and bitter. Palate is light bodied and watery with average carbonation. What a waste of money this beer is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheBear11D (350) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
The Indecision Ale pours a mostly cloudy amber with an enormous light brown head that lasts way too long. The aroma is bread and caramel with earthy hops. The carbonation is drained from the beer. The flavor is caramel and bread. Overall this brew was not enjoyable. It appears the beer was carbonated too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of toasted caramel, grains, and somewhat perfumey. Tastes of the same with some chocolate. Highly carbonated.

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