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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
2005 bottle from the illustrious StewardofGondor, consumed at about 3:00 P.M. on 5/19/06. Strong head at first is somewhat of a tease, as it quickly recedes to light lacing and a partial cover. Yet it never disappears. Head is butter colored while the beer is a clear orange-melon-amber. As much as I didnt care for the pils, this came across husky, dry, but not too much so, with some barley and even a light caramel-breadiness. Crisp, like crackling burnt autumn leaves, and yes, even a smoky, rye-seed sort of spiciness and dryness on the end. The flavor was quite full of caramel, with an oily, but not thick bread and liquid caramelized sugar mixed amongst dough. Sweet, but yet husky and drying perfectly with lightly engaging carbonation that brings things to a final, clean ending. Ok, nothing to get overly worked up over, but still very competent and defintely drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2005
More medium amber than dark in the pour. Short, bubbly head. Grainy malts dominate the aroma which is less than forward. Sweet to the taste with a sour undertone. There’s hints of toffee and caramel. Clean mouthfeel with comfortable carbonation and body.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2005
12 oz bottle from the Brennans in Brookfield, WI. No, it’s not dark amber, actually rather light, very clear, with a thick white creamy lasting head...tempted to take off a point for false advertising...nose is lightly toasted grain and cheap caramels...very light, watery, bland body, just a touch sweet, no hops, and a touch lactic or even yogurty and sour...no thanks. I didn’t expect too much from these Brennans beers despite Capital’s presence, but my expectations weren’t even met, sigh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Fizzy, transparent pale orange in color with a bubbly head. Aroma is caramel, bubblegum, maraschino cherries, toffee and mild cigar wrappers. Flavor starts in with sweet maple and brown sugar. Some Heath bar toffee characteristics, and a prevailing nutty sweetness similar to praline pecan ice cream with sweet caramel ribbons and runaway juice from the cherry that momentarily sat on top of the sundae. Light and passive, and malty with noble hopping. Finish is mellowed buttered rum. You can tell this one comes from Capital. If not for that, this one would most likely have no semi-enjoyable nuances at all.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2005
not very interesting, no cool flavors going on. a little orange, more carmel than caramel. lol, kinda sweet but not anything i will trip over myself to find again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2005
A malty cherry aroma. An amber color with almost no head present. Thin bodied and rather weak but a definite orange and caramel presence in the flavor. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet. Overall its a decent lawnmower beer but nothing really complex. Its probably a little too good to be under the American Dark Lager category, I would say its more Vienna like in nature.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Amber body, thin off-white creamy head. Light caramelly and flowery hop aroma. Flavor is pretty good with balance... has a nice grassy hop taste with light caramel backing. No real imperfections, and is easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2005
I expected this to be identical to the Capital Wisconsin Amber but it seemed lighter bodied, with less caramel. Drier, with some off flavor. May be that I usually drink the Capital Amber on tap. This bottle may have been old.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Pours with a large-to-medium head with a carmel color. This beer has a roasty smell to it. A rich taste, which is slightly mineraly, but has a pleasent finish. Good all-around beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Beer #2 in the Jpdipso bock run.Nice reddish amber color,small to no head at all.The aroma was malty sweet with a decent caramel and mild hops,sweet fruit presence that is hard to put a finger on.Nice malt taste with a decent caramel and sweet upfront with a mild bitterness coming on towards the endThe fruit flavor comes and goes but gets stronger towards the end as the brews warms.Not a bad brew but it could use a little help in the flavor and the body.Overall decent but nothing special,worth trying atleast once.


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