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A German Style brown ale brewed with dark, rich Belgian specialty malts and domestic whole hops. The alt will have a dark copper color and will have a slightly fruity, bittersweet flavor. It is a beer for the more adventurous, for people with an appreciation for a beer with a rich malt character and a balanced hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2006
12 oz bottle. Brown with a really nice, lacy head. Thin body but nice bitterness. Malty, chocolate aroma & clean flavor. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2006
bottle, dark brown in color, medium carbonation. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy. Taste is rich caramel malt with some light hoppy bitterness and dry malts, perhaps munich? decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 This beer came to me in my beer club - I have never heard of the brewer before. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is somewhat faint but has elements of roasted malts, molasses and fruity hops. The flavor is quite bitter with floral hops and only a hint of roasty malts. What malts there are combine with a molasses element and finishes long on the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Another beer from of the beer of the month club. 12 oz. Bottle. Pours a murky light red with a creamy white head and lacing. Nice malt nose with a bit of earthiness. Balance malt flavor with a nice hop bite in the finish. Slightly watery body but still a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Vermont Brewer’s Fest 2006, draught sample. Light fairly clear amber-brown with a touch of head.....the aroma is pleasantly nutty, a hint of honey, some woody-vanilla hints, but a bit of dark oiliness as it warms doesn’t help....the body is husky, dry and of little character, nutty hints are barely evident and there’s just not a lot of malt, and no hops to speak of....just no "there" there if you know what I mean; I have trouble describing anything else so I’ll just leave it at: dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Very nice malt character with a firm hop bite on the end. I love these types of beers that have strong malt character and a strong hop character. Very drinkable as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2006
A very average brown ale. Pours brown with a foamy white head. Has aroma of malt, nuts and some sour notes. Flavor grew on me- definitely don’t serve to cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1343) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Re-rate: After a few of these, I am beginning to see the better points. Nutty-Bready aroma. Rich copper color. Pours nicely into a glass with nice foamy tan head. Nice carbonation - tiny little bubbles rising. Flavor is very smmoth and drinkable. I will buy this one again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
In the bottle. This was a June 2006 Beer-of-the-month club selection. Thanks to p-man for the beer. A hazy, light brown/dark amber beer. Roasted german lager aroma with a bit of the dough-like smell. medium flavor profile, has a roasted malty taste, but not much of either. I’m not sure what the slight vegetable off flavor is, but it is only faint. The thin body makes for a whimpering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4459) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Pours dark brown into a shaker. Creamy micro head with good retention. Deep caramel malt and pine hop aromas. Slightly fizzy with upfront dry caramel with a sour, bitter hop finish.

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