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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
tap Aroma is sweet, of cream, sugar, and malt. Flavor features malt, candy sugar, toffee, and a strange skunkiness. Not terrible, but definitely on par with my (low) expectation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
12oz can that I got a case of for cheap. Dark red-brown color, good head. Smells super malty, not bad. Flavor is robust and malty, cereal, sort of surprising given the abv. Good session beer even though its a little darker in color. Santa Fe makes some pretty decent beer. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 08-25-2012 01:14:58

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Canned thanks to trukpro, orange pour with malty carrots and caramel aroma and flavor, bit of hops on fin

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11086) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Can poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light frruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7415) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2012
12oz can pours a nice amber with copper edges and weak sort of light tan head. The mild aroma offers up earthy hops, spicy hops and a light amount of dark roasted malts. The taste begins moderately sweet with malts and a sweet nuttiness and then it moves toward a light amount of dark roasted malts as well as vague snippets of hop bitterness. This is hitting the spot right now. It is pretty full flavored for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a pretty mahogany color. Smell is of caramel malts, some sweetness. Taste is caramel malts, a touch of hops. Overall a good quality beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2012
can 5/12/12. reddish amber with a decent tannish ow head. a+f of bubblegum, caramel maltiness, berry-like fruitiness, husk and a mild herbal bitterness on the finish. dece

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Dark ruby with a thick off-white head, settling to a substantial, soapy lace - nose is medium dry maltiness, cocoa, toasted grains, light toffee, a bit of breadiness - body is farily creamy - low carbonation - flavor is dry, medium bitter, with light acidity - some toasty grains, a light tartness, moderate earthy qualities - very light toffee sweetness before a finish of long lingering toasted bread and leafy hops - pretty solid, really.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz can with little no white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, some slight yeast and grassy notes. Taste is bready biscuit, some caramel, yeast, some slightly acidic grain with a pleasant earth, finishing fairly sweet but dried out. Like this, pretty solid for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
An aggressive pour from the can produces a fat-two finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated red-amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright, cranberry-red hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of concentrated berry like fruit, rich caramelized malt notes and a backing of lightly herbal hop character. There is a rich toasted maltiness to this beer that has a touch of brown bread character to it, but mostly reminds me of English biscuits, and crushed though clean, crystal malt. There is a backing hop character here that seems to accentuated the fruitiness as well as provides just a touch of herbal character.

Somewhat sweet up front, though it is a rich, malty, and caramelized sweetness rather than being a simplistic sugary sweet note. The beer finishes with a not insubstantial bitterness that has a touch of herbal character to it; in fact the herbal character is noticeable throughout each sip, though it clearly plays a supporting role to the dominant malt character. English biscuit notes, substantial caramelized bread notes, sweet whole grain crackers, and caramelized malt notes play the dominant role here. Having said that though this is not a completely malt dominated beer, there is a fair amount of hop character, including some grapefruit like citrusy hop notes. This beer is quite quaffable and easy drinking, it does have a chewiness to the body though, but it strikes the right balance as it does not seem heavy or cloying.

This is actually a really nice beer, I wasn’t expecting a whole lot to be honest, but this is quite pleasantly enjoyable. I really like the hop character here, it really helps to balance the chewy malt character, that might otherwise be too much. As the beer warms up the citrus character gets quite a bit more noticeable.


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