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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 170   ABV: 5.65%
Steam beer. Available on draft at brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34006) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Draft. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of spices and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at the brewery in August 2009. A: Pours a dark gold and is fairly cloudy. White head that is fairly long-lasting. S: A little bit of roasted malt, some hops, and a little bit of citrus. T: Roasted caramel taste with a bit of earthy and citrus hop. M: Light-to-medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. D: Fairly drinkable; interesting and somewhat complex, but not one I would return to again and again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-04-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Sampled during RBSG 7/11/2009 on tap at the brewery. This California Common pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied California Common. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Big full mouthfeel with a softer carbonation. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2009
US trip Aug/Sept 2009 - On tap at RR. Nice and clean beer, didn’t notice the 40IBU. Well brewed, but why?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
A reddish amber ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a lightly nutty malt with light cinnamon notes, In mouth, a light oily and nutty ale with more of a german twist, like a good vienna. On tap at brewpub, August 17 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, leather, wet hay, light caramel, some peat, and earth. Flavor of grass, earth, tea, peat, and wet wood that somewhat reminiscent of a river stream flowing over moss covered rocks in the mountains. Good steam beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3612) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Generous 10 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub at RBSG. Spicy, herbal, peppery hop aroma with some light mustiness. Pretty grainy with some cereal, too. Moderately hazy amber body present with a pretty frothy off-yellowish head and nice lacing. Chewy, roasty, biscuity malt start. Lightly metallic, chewy, and a bit of herbal hop to finish. Drinkable, tasty, and good for a "steam" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
On tap. Hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Sweet caramellish nose. Medium body, lightly sweet caramel notes with some fruit. Fairly dry and hoppy finish. 110709

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Clear orange with a fizzy white head. Floral malty aroma. Brassy citrus and caramel taste. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Mostly transparent, coppery amber colored body with a finger of fizzy off-white head. Aromas of lightly toasty malt and some mild-moderate minty hops. Low-moderate fruity ester qualities and a faint caraway-like spiciness in the background. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, malty texture. Somewhat sweet, lightly toasted malt with a rye-bread flavor profile. A moderate hop presence balances the malt nicely and provides an earthy, minty flavor. Moderate fruity esters provide a subtle red fruit dimension that enhances the malt perception somewhat. Clean and pleasant to drink and showcases all of the stylistic dimensions nicely, but a bit more of an assertive hop character would be nice.

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