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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust traditional English ale with a fine roasty-toasty flavor, handcrafted from select roasted barleys that impart its red-brown hue.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Bottle. Clear caramel pour with a nice cap of creamy beige head. Nose was of spicy malts, toasted caramel, butter, toffee, and faint hints of diacetyl. Kind of abrasive on the first pass across the palate... chalky, toasty, fizzy, and spicy all at once. As it warmed, it smoothed out with a pleasant caramel and toffee base.. mild herbal bitterness enveloped the mouth. Lighter-bodied with buttered toffee and herbal bitterness on the finish. Hit the spot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (390) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Deep amber/red with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts and toffee-butter. Rich toasted malt flavor with a crisp hop finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle... Slightly hazey amber pour; thin tan head. Nothing overpowering in the aroma, mostly roasted malts and some piney/herbal hop notes. Flavor is quite good...robust and malty, but not sweet. Toasted malt aftertaste with nice hop bitterness for balance. Crisp and refreshing while still full-bodied. Doesnt really scream "English Style" to me, but as an "Amber Ale", its good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2006
12z bottle. After pouring, the bottle had a caramel, pipe tobacco aroma, hmm! Hazy, amber brown hue, with little ring of cream colored fizz. Syrup and molasses nose. Cola and butter. Sweet breads and coffee. Still rather chilled, but the coffee and bitter chocolate malt notes are abundant. Yeah, Ill say it too, buttered toast! And thats what tends to linger. But in the middle, a fresh pine note and a citrus hint. Still coffee and caramel. Once I started going through the number ratings, I realized that this is hitting the spot, but it is not a prime example of the style. So, whats more important? Regardless, the night has ended on a good note!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 18, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) Whoa, buttered toast anyone? Strong toastiness and a moderate buttery flavor really jump out in this amber ale. Its less sweet and caramely than some, but these flavors still have presence here. A moderate bitterness helps to balance the beer somewhat. Lots of toast in the aroma as well. Medium bodied, with a long-lasting flavor. Dark and cloudy amber body is initially topped by a small off-white head, but that fades quickly to a tiny ring, leaving no lace behind. A little odd to taste such a buttery beer, but it seems to work fine in this case.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Reddish amber color. Decent sized off-white creamy head. Slightly chocolatey and caramelly brown ale type aroma, with some bitter cedar that leaves a nice sharp bite. Orangey toasty malts and hops in the taste. Sweet-like flavor overall with some orange-like hops. Overall, its okay. A little plain, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Poured a deeper copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toffee and a little nutty. Tastes of caramel, toffee, citrus and some nuts. Medium sweet and I get some hops in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
mostly clear copper color, light tan thin creamy head that lasts ok. aroma is caramel malt and faint sour hop. mouthfeel is fizzy at first, with an earthy-sweet malt flavor. slightly dry hop finish, dryish finish with a bit more of the caramel malt. thanks Secret Santa 1FastSti!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6198) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Poured a dark rusty orange with an average foam head. Sharp sour aroma. The flavor is malt-sugary at first, wtih a deeply entrenched thick toffee undercurrent, like a chewy caramel candy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Picked up at a Holiday station in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin. What the heck. Clear deep auburn. Nose malty, lots of caramel, some nuts and breadiness. Flavor sweet, caramel and a bit of toffee, nutty and mildly woody. Creamy. Decent stuff.


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