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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2767) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Light haze on this copper brew. Sweet caramel malt, light grass, toasty malts, and some floral as well in the aroma. Full bodied and smooth. Nice toasted malt, caramel, and some earth/floral hops in the flavor. Refreshing and flavorful- this brew is well underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. The head leaves quickly. Lacing is okay. Aroma is malty. Mostly caramel and grass. Has an okay cabonation. The mouthfeel is alright. Theflavor is spicy grass. Which really works for tis beer. Has a good malty endiing. Has a medium body. A thickier texture. The finish is good with a good aftertaste. Not a bad beer from a brewer who makes good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2002
Caramely & smooth. No lacing. An easy drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2004
From the bottle - This one poured a tall, white head of foam with a rich (for a lager) aroma and an an decidedly ruddy hue to the liquid (why isnít this called a red beer?). The taste is very caramelly, with a grain adjunct... itís a good lager, but nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Very sweet, thick bodied, lightly bitter, cloudy yellow, hints of honeysuckle, other flowers, a sticky-watery lingering finish with notes of sweet malt, herbs, and golden delicious apples,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - APR 26, 2006
Once in awhile you find a beer that is grossly underated...this is such a case. Maybe my palate is ass backwards...but a 2.86...WTF. Honestly this is one of the better lagers Iíve had. Pours a light clear gold and has a two finger white head. Aroma is lagering yeast and sweet bread/fruit. Flavor is sweet malt and caramel...with lagering yeast, but there is a bit of bitterness as well. I think it is incredibly well balanced. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit oily. Donít get why people donít like this. To me, it is the biggest upset Iíve found...next to st ambroise oatmeal being a top 50...WTF is with that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Dry malty, buttery, sandalwood aroma. Homebrewy at times and unusual. Hazy light tea color. Diacetyls - butter, caramel. Easy drinking. Some cereal and straw, sweet on the lips. Mouthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Pours dark golden with a mostly receding wispy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, and sticky wort. Taste is malty, toffee, nuts, sticky bread and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is full bodied and lightly sticky with moderate carbonation.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
A brew with clear high and low points. Highs? The lovely appearance, with a nice medium copper color and off white head. The aroma, with a nice sweetness and some alcohol notes. Lows? The flavor, sadly. Itís thin and lacks much depth. A bit of malt and caramel sweetness, but it canít live up to the aroma...not even close, really.

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