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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German hops make this lager true to style. Patient cold aging makes it wonderfully smooth. In bottles September through February


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger’s Victory event. Pours a clear ruby orange with a medium sized off white head. Caramel, malt, light hops. Crisp and malty, light caramel tones. Crisp dry finish with some light bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Clear amber, moderate white head. Straighforward caramel malt aroma and flavour, with a hint of fruit (cherries?). Surprisingly average, coming from Victory.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance :Clear amber ale with hint of vintage copper, medium large semi dense tanned top.3+.
Nose :Soft, refreshing aroma , flower hop with golden malt..
Flavour/Palate : Medium bodied , soft texture with oily malt and soapy hops. Low carbonation. Middle smooth almost oily with light bittering. Slightly disappointing finish, somewhat flat, beer that is missing element x.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Poured orange/copper with a massive beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a decent caramel malt flavor with some light hop bitterness. It’s fairly tasty, but the malt is too thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours copper with a thin white head. smells of biscuits, caramel, some peppery hops, hints of citrus. Tastes of caramel, some nutty qualities and somewhat molassessy. Mouthfeel is a little thin but crisp with a decent bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bottle pours a darker amber, large frothy white head, attractive lacing, with light carbonation.   Malts, grains, bready but moreso wet hay on the nose.   Smooth malty taste, lightly sweet.   Some oat flavor as well.   Decent body and mouthfeel.   Crisp finish, clean, with linger malt and biscuity flavors.   A decent Autumn offering.   Thanks goes out to pineypower for the trade!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6162) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a light note of dried mango. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. A fair rendition. A little rough and simple, but ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours orange-red with white head, aroma has notes of nuts, caramel, and some earth. Taste is a bit weak and muddled, but has notes of nuts and earth, slight spice. Not bad, just not my style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6093) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at ncbc. Pours a clear dark amber with a loose creamy tan head. Mild artichokey nose, mixed with old wet leaves and stale tobacco. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Artichoke and old wet leaves on the mid palate. Neutral finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a tan head. The aroma is caramel, malt and a bit of rye bread, the taste is thin with caramel and straw in a light body with a nise sweet finish.


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