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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Indecision (noun): Reluctance or an inability to make up one’s mind. What started out as our Amber Ale several years ago has morphed into something that doesn’t 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 can’t decide what beer to drink, then Indecision is really your only decision!


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   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 isn’t 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 there’s a fruity essence there as well, but it’s 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. There’s a caramel sweetness that an amber would provide (although it has an "off" sweetness to it), but then a chocolate characteristic that’d 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 it’s 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 isn’t bad at all.

1.5
   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.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheBear11D (169) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8530) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1394) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Mostly clear brown amber color with the average head and body. Modest aroma. Taste was a combination of amber and brown ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
bottle. Deep amber with small head. Pretty full-bodied amber ale. Solid, but unexciting.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (495) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
From a bottle. Used most of this for cooking but did drink about half of it. Flavor was a lot better balanced than I expected. Notes of rich malt but not too dark or deep. Almost like a bock in flavor. Pretty solid brew actually, wish I would have bought another.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light caramel, fruit, roast, and toasty notes. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick chocolate/caramel combination. There’s a hint of fruit in the background. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts with a hint of toasty notes. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s sort of an Amber/Brown hybrid.


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