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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A robust traditional English ale with a fine roasty-toasty flavor, handcrafted from select roasted barleys that impart its red-brown hue.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at the Festival in Onalasaka, Wisconsin. The pour is a clear golden amber with a two inch light tan head. The head is lasting, falls with nice lace. The aroma is caramel malt, some plum, and a bit of a dustiness. The taste is the sweet caramel malt throughout, with a bit of grass and hay in the middle, and mineral in the back. As the beer warms, the mineral gets a dirty earthy edge to it. The palate is medium to light bodied, very low carbonation, and the slightly dirty dry finish. The dry finish does help to cut the sweetness. Just OK.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber, with nose of caramel, dark fruits, and nuts. A little sweet, but the flavors are good. Some sour cherries, raisins, and a chocolate caramel on the end. Pretty good!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Well, a mediocre beer from a less than mediocre brewery. Pretty much sums it up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pouts a dark amber color and has a light toffee scent. Has a sweet light roast flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Deep amber with brown hints. Fruity caramel malt, toast, light skunky hops. Flavor is caramel and heavily toasted malt, syrupy fruit. Mild hops. Chalky/mineral taste with a finish that has too much sweetness. Creamy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear amber/red with a quick diminishing head and no lacing, the aroma is straight forward with the sweet malt and the taste is much of the same with a little hint of grain in the finish and touches of caramel, doesn’t really blow me away.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (309) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Poured a nice dark reddish amber with a slightly tan head that faded to lace rather quickly. Aroma was mainly of malt with a sweetness. Taste was similar with slightly sweet, malty/grainy front end followed up with a moderate hop finish. Mouthfeel was good. Overall, I thought this brew was pretty good and may come back later for another purchase from the folks at Sand Creek.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2010
Sand Creek Brewing Company--English Style Special Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. 25 IBu’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Bitter. Beer of the Month Club Selection October, 2004. Light mild lace head. Clear dark thin amber color. Mild floral hop front. Smooth thin rich biscuit toasted butter caramel mild sweet crusty malty Bitter body. Dry smooth mild English hop end. Sampled 11/16/2004.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Point_New_Brew (7) - Stevens Point, USA - MAR 11, 2010 does not count
Sandy Creek like the sand in my mouth - Kool-Aid The rest of the Crew got too drunk off this one and forgot to comment.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Pours a cooper red with a medium sized tan head. Nose is hops and a hint of caramel. Very creamy on the palate. Taste is malt and caramel with a nice dry hop finish. Very good beer. Pairs well with smoked turkey and lentil soup.


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