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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The Brennan Family Presents This Handcrafted and Freshly Brewed Lager, Carefully Chosen For It's Unique Small-Batch Taste.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWISLguy (1051) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Brennanís (where else?). Pours a light golden copper with a bit of a white head. Little lacing. Aroma has malt and jalapenos. Taste is of thin malty tangyness ... and something vegetal (tomatoes?). Thin and watery. Not my favorite style, and this is not too good to begin with. Plus possibly old??

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jebert (474) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours a copper red with a small tan head mostly dissipating. Nose is malty. Fairly creamy, the taste profile is mostly malt, other grains and a hint of yeast. Hops are well hidden. Only average mouthfeel, as carbonation appears week. An OK beer but there are better ambers than this one.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madvike (2585) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle - Yep, thatís amber, with a thin off-white head. Smell is lightly sweet malt with some floral, soapy hops. A touch of yeastiness floats about. Lightly toasted sweet malt, with a tangy, grainy finish. Herbal hops and some earthiness on the long finish. Biting carbonation and syrupy slickness in the mouth. Not very good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt and caramel. Poured amber in color with a small head that disappeared immediately. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, caramel, lager yeast, slight toffee, and slight toasting. Medium body. Lightly thin, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, lager yeast, caramel, slight toast finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4133) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2009
12oz bottle. The bottle now states "Special Amber". Recipe change? Macro brewery malt aroma. Filtered orange-tan color. Frothy white head. Rather insipid amber malt taste, medium bodied and dirty. Mild soapy bitterness balances it out. A touch of crystal or dark malts gives it an inkling of decency, but overall this is sub par swill.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet malts. Taste of caramel, sweet malts with a mild bitter finish. Not as good as Capital amber though thatís classified as a Vienna and this an American Dark Lager. Decent but not great.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
thanks to skyview for sharing. Dark copper color with a sweet malty aroma. Faintly nutty but an off finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
capitalbrewer (17) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Virtually no head. Lightly reddish brown in color. Thin on the palate, and goes down easy. The taste is overall pretty ordinary and bland, with no genuine hop presence. Nothing special. If youíre in Middleton looking for an amber, youíre better off with the Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was two fingers high and off white with decent retention. Aroma was of husky, syrupy grain with a little molasses. Slightly sweet with minimal hop bitterness of about 1 out of 10. The flavor was predominantly cereal grain with a some mushy raisin and subdued grassy hops. Bland and unoffensive, yes. Bad, not quite.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Not very good. Plain dry malt. Thin body, and unprocessed grain flavor. No hop presence. Light red color.


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