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A red ale with a malty mouthfeel that finishes with a hop kick. Our flagship session beer at 5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3964) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz, thanks Butters. Clear chestnut with ruby highlights. Small lasting disc of creamy bubbles leaves some spotty lace. Smells of caramel, lightly tart berries and chocolate. Front taste is a nice blend of the same, except stronger and has some metallic hop notes. Finishes with a little more roasty cocoa and woody hops. Medium body is just watery and tingly enough to wipe away the malt, and keeps finishing more tart and drier. Unique brew that seems nearer to a Belgian, Brown, or some of the better Altbiers I have sampled than any Amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Via trade. I forget from who but will update this once I have it all straightened out. The pour was brown with ruby. An ample off-white head slowly faded and produced decent lacing. The aroma was malt, spice, citrus and pine hops. The flavor was tart citrus, earthy, piney hops, roasted malt and sweeter caramel. The mouthfeel was average with a fairly tight finish. Not bad actually, a different take on an amber ale to be sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
12 oz Bottle-Dark, murky, mahogany color w/a slight tan head & good carbonation. Sweet, malty aroma. Strong malt flavor up front, traces of figs, dark fruit, raisins, & sour cherries. Wasn’t really what I was expecting in an Amber Ale; was more like a fruit beer. Reminded me of a watered down version of the Lost Abbey Judgment day I had just before it. Not bad, but I wouldn’t seek it out, could really use more Malt/Rye & less fruit. Long, sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours brownish red with a white head. Smells of light spice, dough, caramel. Tastes spicy and sweet with some nice peppery splashes and a full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
12 oz bottle, batch code 007029. A sour grassy aroma, wet grass. Red copper color, large foamy off white head. Flavor is sour, dry, like licking metal. Feel like I am having a CAT scan. Except for a slight bitterness and subtle warmth, no hops to be found. Maybe the next batch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - SEP 17, 2008
thick rich tan head with amber hue, it has a malty aroma with hint of chocolate. the flavor is chocolate and fruity, full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle from Immy, Thanks! A malty brew, poured dark Brown, slight head, abit sour, caramel flavor, abit mixed up, but not a bad brew at all! Thanks Tim!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of dkachur-pours a rich light tan head with amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt-cocoa/peat, slight sweetness. Taste is light/medium malt-cocoa/peat (English), slight sweetness. At the finish a slight hint of hops, yeast (&diacytl?). Minimum carbonation. An easy Mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4872) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12oz bottle. Thick amber-brown color. Very thick bodied, with a strong, pungent amber malt taste. Delicately hopped, allowing the malt to take center stage. The sourness in the beer is very enjoyable and complex. Good example of a malty American Amber Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 (Sample Date: 12/5/2009 Source:Food Lion) Rerate: Light citrusy grassy hop aroma. Slightly cloudy golden amber with small white head.Fairly dry and lightly grainy with grassy hop flavor. Dry moderately bitter finish. Original:12 oz bottle from local Food Lion. Slight carmelized malt nose with a touch of earthy grassy hops and some fruity sourness. Mostly clear deep amber brown with a moderate rocky tan head. Grain with light carmelized malts and grassy hops dominate flavor. There is some other stuff going on that is a touch sour, fruity, cardboardy, and soapy. Body is light with high carbonation. Finish is dry with a lingering grassy bitter astringency.

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