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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Awarded a Silver Medal in the World Beer Championships in the Amber Ale category for 1998, this is our flagship ale. It has a nutty malt flavor which is balanced by a citris hop flavor and a classic ale fruitiness. We distribute this ale on draft and in bottles throughout Northern & Central New York.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Outstanding amber from an unknown brewery. Appearance is ideal for the style. Hops are just right, and fruit additions are moderate, albeit a nice touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Malty taste, smooth and medium strong, roasted and toasted taste, light hop bitterness on finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2010
New penny color. Light caramel mixed with munich malt base. Subtle fruitiness and honest biterness leave a dry clean finish which make this a session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Pours a clear amber color with an inviting white head. Aroma of nuts, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of nuts, caramel, and some hops. Sweet-almost too sweet-, crisp and enjoyable. Not a great beer, but one you can drink several in a sitting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Draught, Watertown NY. Pours copper-amber with average white head. Aromas of hops and roasted malts. Taste of malts with hints of citrus with a light bitter hop finish. A solid beer but it doesn’t stand out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle from a mixer . Nice nuttyness with some dry aftertaste. Nothing to brag about, but a descent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Orange-amber in color. Fairly sweet and creamy in taste, sort of reminds me of cream soda. Finishes cleanly with just a slight hint of malt left on the palate. Pretty highly drinkable, though too much of the sweetness may be distracting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours amedium amber color. Notes of caramel & toasted malts. Taste is rather plain but overall a drinkable amber

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle-hmmmmm, my review will go against the grain with most of the other ratings, of course, my tastes perfer the ambers and oktoberfests. There really isn’t an aroma I could detect. I’m marking this down to the single bottle purchase and that the beer might be a little older than prefered. The beer was a solid copper color with a small head and a slight, consistant amount of carbonation that kept the head refresh the entire time. The beer had a bready taste mixed with caramel and the feel of a pub ale. Produce place 1.49

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Tap. Amber colored with a nice head produced by the tap. Better aroma than expected. A nice caramel and toast aroma left me thinking I had been missing out on a gem. But the flavors were disappointing. The toast-bread flavors didn’t translate well in the taste and I was stuck with a almost metallic bitter taste that was a big turnoff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
From bottle. Mild caramel and biscuit notes, light hoppy acidity, neutral fruits. Medium orange-amber clear, with quickly dissipating head. Light body with medum carbonation. Starts with a little sweetness, light acidity and some nutty-dry caramel. Dull sweet malt until the end, with a mild bitter and nutty after.

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