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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Ah love is bitter and sweet, but which is more sweet, the bitterness of the sweetness, none has spoken it.

Sweet action is an idea; a concept. It is a simple representation of what makes beer great - the marriage of barley and hops in a harmonious balance of sweet and bitter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (389) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Can. Pours a murky dark gold with medium head. The aroma is hops and spice, kind of like a hefeweizen. The initial taste is bitter moving towards a spicy, lemony finish with a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Not what I was expecting. An OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hainer (19) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Had it twice: cool to cold and in a stemmed pilsner glass, as recommended, and freezing cold and out of a can. The difference between the two was radical, not just incremental. Properly served, everything comes through: light but lively carbonation, thin but not too thin body, head the announces substance, an immediate taste of citrus that quickly mellows, receding to let the sharp bitters take over. Overall, very nicely balanced: even harmonious, as the label claims. If a cream ale is meant to taste close to a kolsh, though, this one isnít anywhere near. Not that thereís anything wrong with that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Can. Sweet orange malt and citrus peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with nice large, fluffy head. Lightly sweet orange and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice and unusual - only hoppy cream ale Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Draft at Michaels Bistro. Pours golden with a thin white head. Thereís a slight hint of pine on the nose. Nice creaminess on the tongue. The finish has nice amounts of hop flavor. Itís sort of a citrus tang. Nice version of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12/30/11. 16oz can courtesy watson1977! Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head that sticks for quite awhile and laces in soapy rings. Pretty solid aroma of citrusy, lemony hops with grass and a bit of seltzer water. Sweet, almost fruity flavor at first that shows watermelon, grass, and lingering dry hoppiness. Thereís also a small aspect of metal and what hits me as alcohol in the flavor, though that doesnít seem right. Either way, a tasty surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 30, 2011
16 oz can. pours a brilliant orange tinged amber with an eggshell head. Sweet, light caramel and orange nose. Nice, light bready flavor, light tangerine/orange zest late. Finish is clean and slightly dry. Excellent sessionable sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
16 oz can. Muddy orange with brief beige froth. Nose is cooked cabbage, pine and candi; weird, almost offensive. Medium light, moderate carb. Taste maybe does cross the line; orange marmalade, stale caramel, tart lime juice and basil. I thought this was OK on tap, what went wrong?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and straw malt, light hops and fruity esters. Flavor is moderate malt with medium hops and bitterness, light esters and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Draft. Pours hazy amber with thin white head; minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel, malt, orange and sweetbread. Taste is sweet with notes of floral hops, orange peel, and malt. Light body and medium carbonation. Very smooth with a soft creamy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
16 oz. can from Grape & Gourmet. Yellowish-orange pour with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, and wet grass. The taste is not as hop-forward as the aroma would lead you to believe; sweet lager-like malts actually complement the hops quite well. Not bad for a cream ale.

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