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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, off white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, sugar, malt. This is way too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
paid $7.99 for a 6-pack I bought a 6 pack of this because I'd never seen it before (and it's local... gotta support local breweries!). Very average smell and appearance. At first, I liked the taste quite a bit, but kept wondering what it reminded me of. After my second or third, it came to me: it tastes like baked beans. I've got one left in my refrigerator, free for the taking. This beer gets old awfully quick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Golden, small white head, some malt in aroma, sweet flavor, light hop finish. Not overly impressive

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1244) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Pours a pale gold with a small ring of white foam. Aroma is slightly sweet with a bit of macro-ness. Flavor is mildly hoppy, rather thin, and also has some malty sweetness. Actually pretty refreshing after a 34 mile bike ride.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Beer is a clear medium orange-amber color with a small, frothy, beige, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with light-to-moderate notes of toasted grain, toasted nuts, light cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a moderate note of herb, light-to-moderate note of resin/pine. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic with a long, slighly warm, moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 16, 2005
Balto has a roasted malt aroma and is a golden color with an off white head. The head is quickly diminishing. The taste is of caramel and no hop flavor is present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Rated 7/13/06: Quality brewer, decent lager. Aroma is crisp and light with a minimal scent of pale malt and a nice sweet kicker. Bottle says there is a caramel presence and Iím sure this is what Iím smelling, pleasant. Poured a rather dark golden color with a medium amber tint, great color. Minimal head that diminishes and very little lacing, rather disappointing. Flavor is sturdy and very good, Iím not a huge lager fan but there is enough involved with this one to hold my interest. Dry and slightly malty the amber malt and caramel blend in nicely. Crisp and dry there is a clean mouthfeel with a mildly sweet finish. This beer complimented my sausage pizza real well, for what it is itís a decent beer. Overall I like more complex and heavier beers but this is nice for itís style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Date: 12 oz. bottle on 8/30/08

Aroma - toasted grain , biscuit, some floral hops

Appearance - Clear orange, medium white head, reasonably durable

Flavor - Solid malt base of light sweetness with a gentle bitterness as it finishes

Palate - Light to medium body, smooht, clean

Overall - Refreshing, nice balanced flavors. Seems underrated to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
Good orange golden color with a small amount of head on top. Aroms is a wheat and honey goodness. Flavor is not nearly as good. A somewhat leafy uninspired mix with a palate which could use a tad more of a mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours out a yellow color with a white head. Flavor is not much more than a your run of the mill lager. Aroma is a little sweet and fruity.

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