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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A robust traditional English ale with a fine roasty-toasty flavor, handcrafted from select roasted barleys that impart its red-brown hue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Dark copper/amber with thin head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Medium body, medium caramel sweetness, and toasted malt. Not much hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
12oz bottle, from Brennan’s in Wisconsin. Purchased during my stay for GTMW. Clear red, amber, kind of light brown color. Pours with a thin fizzing finger of khaki head, that slowly fizzes away to a thin amount, leaves a few loose dots of lace. Up front in the aroma, there’s some chocolate, nuttiness, and dark fruit. Mostly sweet dark fruity malts to the flavor. Some toastiness comes out later. The name kind of implies that this is an ESB, but there’s very little hop character to it. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitter. Medium body. Kind of smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation, with a slick finish. Alright amber ale overall. Decent to enjoy with my sandwich.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle - Nice clear brown pour with a lovely creamy light tan head. Nose is lightly toasted malt, butter, and a light herbal hopping. Taste has much of the butteryness, with lightly toasted malt, a sugary sweetness, and an off sourness. Light herbal hopping. Medium-thin and overcarbonated. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club. Large off white head, medium red/amber hue, light to moderate and somewhat refined malty nose, medium bittersweet flavor (with the balance tilting slightly to the bitter) that like a cross between a bitter and an amber. Interesting, sessionable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewHaMeister (427) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014
16oz glass pours a red-copper with a medium head and nice lacing. Sweet English malt little hops, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle from Woodman’s Foods in Onalaska, WI. Somewhat hazy brown pour with a smaller white head. I’m not digging the aroma/odor of this thing - stale grass or hay or something. Taste isn’t so bad - roasted malts, mild caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Very generic, light yeast, toasty malts, easy drinking but over unmemorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leafs93 (2107) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit and grass. Taste is sweet with faint bitters. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is caramel malt and grass. Simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4919) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
From a Beer of the Month Club selection given to me by a member. Poured from the 12 oz bottle a hazy amber with an off-white head. Nose of caramel malts and grassy hops. Medium body. Flavor shows some dark ripe fruit, and some of the floral hops. Finish has a touch of chocolate. Reasonably good drinking.

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