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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 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 (1838) - 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 (5539) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ph0tik (92) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2006
From a bottle poured a copper/brown with a nice head. Nice bitterness to end, not particularly nutty. Nothing special. As a side note, if you get the 12 oz bottle it has one of the worst indistinguishable labels I have ever seen. Use better art please!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Bottle. Brown, red appearance. Medium off-white head. Mild caramel malt in aroma. Flavor similar, light roastiness in finish. Could use a little more umph.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy copper color with a decent off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malt and yeast. The taste initially was very weak, almost washed out. I actually came close to pouring this one down the drain. As it warmed a bit in the glass (since I didn’t care for it initially I wasn’t drinking it particularly quickly), the flavors became a bit more pronounced, although still weak. Watery body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2006
poured a brown slightly opaque color with a off white had which had some retention aroma was a mix of sweet malts, nuts, and a touch of pine. Taste was initally sweet with an caramel/nut taste hops finished it out with a decent bitter kick. Yet it Seemed over carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
This alt pours a deep brown color from a 1oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, a touch earthy and a little bit of orange. A medium bodied alt. Malts are caramel and slightly sweet. Hops are earthy, a touch sour and herbal. Nice balance. Smooth taste. It has a little too much of the herbal hops thing going on though. Its kind of muddies up the flavor a little. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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