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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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An incredibly drinkable ale, light in body but full of flavor. Oaky notes blend with the complex balance of malt and hops. This is a beer you can enjoy for the long haul.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoePeesie (880) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
A decent session beer. Very approachable and easy to drink. Pours a golden brown with a white head that laces nicely. Very well balanced and smooth drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
It takes more skill to brew a great session beer or low alcohol "table beer". This is a pretty good effort, thanks to the oak, which leaves an otherwise plain and reasonably well balanced beer wtih some funky, earthy flavors. Still not awesome, but it says a lot about the skill of the brewers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Highly drinkable ale, but nothing really stands out for the style. Dark amber/copper color, thin white head. Moslty malt in the nose, slightly earthy with a touch of citrus. lemongrass. Light bodied with a clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3611) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
bottle - Pours copper with a one finger head. It smells of toffee and wood. The flavor is sweet with toffee and oak along with spicy tones. Itís mildly bitter in the finish. It wonít blow many people away, but the brothers accomplished their goal. Good session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Copper pour. Metallic note, caramel malt and light cracker notes. Sweet and malty flavor, no real oak flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle courtesy of graniteskunk. Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of earth, floral some hints of sweet malt. Tastes of light spice, some balsamic hints, lightly spicy with an earthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle, best by 8/22/11. Pours dark orange and red, clear, with a 1.5-finger frothy beige head. Aromas of fruity malt; orange, berry, plum, and apricot. Light grass and oak, mild Chardonnay, and cocoa are also present. The flavor is sweet, dried fruit, with plum, honey, and light oaky apricot. The aftertaste is mild date and plum. A nearly non-existant hop profile. Low/medium carbonation and medium body, nearly creamy, with light effervescence. Pretty tasty; subtle aromas and flavors, but itís different, and good. [754]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
bottle pours light amber with a medium frothy white head, good lacing. Aroma is sour pale malts, lots of earthy wet wood and tobacco. Flavor is pretty nice, again pale or lightly toasted malts that have a slight tang and big wood in the finish of this beer. Very well put together.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
A: The pour on this beer is amber in color with a thin layer of off-white head. S: A really funky nose on this beer. Some light tartness and fruit with quite a lot of oak. There is a bit of hop character and some sweet bready and toffee malts. Not sure what to make of this. T: The flavor is actually sort of nice. Some lightly tart apple flavor which is quite enjoyable. A light maltiness of bread and toffee. Again, there is a big time oak character. M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation. O: Really a strange beer. The idea just doesnít make any sense to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Pours a deep orange color, bordering on amber with a big semi loose head. The aroma is very malty, and I detect a tiny bit of woody earthiness. The beer has some nice fruit aromas, particularly pronounced is the cherry. The flavor is nicely sharp and not as sweet as the aroma lets on. Plenty of toasty malt and subdued nuttiness. The woodiness comes through a lot more apparently in the flavor than the aroma but itís mild and fitís well with everything else going on here. As the beer warms a good bit of cherry comes through and the hops, while not very distinct provide a nice enough mild bitterness throughout. This is perfectly nice beer, I would like to see what it is like without the oak-ing.


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