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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
The perfect beer for people who want a specialty craft beer, but may not want all the flavor and heaviness.
Ingredients: Pale 2 Row and Black malts, corn, extract, Cluster hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brigadier (3335) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle
I did not have high hopes for this bonus beer. That’s a good thing because while it lacked any severe flaws it is also underwhelming from start to finish. In fact it was pretty close to being a drain pour just due to sheer tedium.

Aroma / Appearance - The ruby red body was decorated by a thick yet minimal head the color of polished ivory. Malty iced tea with a handful of hops and dime store chocolate did not do much to inspire me to continue.

Flavor / Palate - Sweet malts with a dash of caramel and lemon zest come across as bland. Playing it safe this does not try to push any boundaries. Instead it colors within the lines while tasting like heavily malted sun tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (346) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Poured from a clear bottle to a dark reddish amber with foamy head that slowly faded to lacing. Aroma was of sweet malts with a twinge of fruitiness. The taste had malty front-end with a nutty hue followed by a mild hop finish with hint of sourness. Palate was light but OK. Overall, a drinkable brew but I probably will not run out and get any more anytime soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pours a light mahogany/copper with good sized tan/white foam. Nose is yeast and malt. Nice and creamy on the palate, the taste is fairly mild of lightly roasted malt, a hint of carmel and a light touch of hops. Very pleasant quaffable brew that pairs well with roast beef on sourdough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Clear bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aroma of carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp carmel finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
felsenpils (144) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
Light brown color, very little aroma. It is very hard to taste the dark malt. Appears to be a cheap adjunct beer with very little dark beer character. Another disappointment from Shell´s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle in hotel room, picked up at a Hy-Vee in Lincoln, NE. Clear bottle = classy x10. A bit hazy, light brown appearance with a cream head. A bit nutty, light toffee, skunky, fairly shitty aroma. Pretty shitty, very very metallic, nutty, toffee, bland flavor. Each sip is like licking a 9v battery. Wowza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
doubelknv3 (1059) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Caramel and roast aroma. Copper/red with sticking white head. Sweet malt and caramel flavours. Ok balance, but malt dominant

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Dark amber with thin off-white head. Faint sweet malt aroma. Fairly sweet taste, mostly caramel malt. Very faint citrus hop finish. Just OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Clear (!) bottle - Pours clear amber with some reddish highlights. Foamy light tan head. Nose has a little metal and some sugary sweetness to it. Creamed corn and whole wheat bread. Taste is bland, with a light bready sweetness. Hints of raisins and other vague dark fruit. Just a touch of herbal hops on the finish. Pretty boring, but a six pack of these could go down mighty quick if the sweetness didn’t get to you first.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
queenholly (3594) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Weak malt aroma. Light brown with a small beige head. Malt kind of like stale bread. Pretty gross, but I’ve actually had worse.

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