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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A red ale with a malty mouthfeel that finishes with a hop kick. Our flagship session beer at 5% ABV.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Rating #7800. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft at the source. Bright clear amber color, small tan head. Very malty but not overly sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2008
(12oz body, thanks acrdz) Minimal off-white head atop crystal clear body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some berry, light melon. Taste is medium sweet, peach, caramel, some berry, light earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9498) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and new-penny copper with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The faint aroma is of toffee and vanilla. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is both malty and bitter - toffee and citrus rind. Finishes rindy and fairly bitter. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine North in Richmond. Hazy pour is the color of Boston baked beans. Fruity aroma with caramel, toffee and berry notes. Taste is hoppy with berry and sour cherry notes along with a malty finish. A little on the thin side. Some people below seem to be getting sour notes and some are not. I did. Do we have infection issues again?

Update: fewer infection issues in the second bottle from the same sixer. Rating updated accordingly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
355mL. Poured a clear reddish amber with a nice, medium, beige, rocky head that has decent retention and leaves very nice lace. Nose is very nice citrus florals, nectarines, air freshener, loads of caramel. Taste is malt-forward, nice citric character to balance with a slightly suddy, soapy palate. Very nice nutty bitterness coming into play. Slight diacetyl that is appropriate for the style. Really good session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2008
Clear red amber color, close to no head. Strange smell of nutrisweet and tea, cherries, some sweet coconut and dried pear. Sweet, fresh flavor, a but of a fruit cocktail/pear/pineapple/marischino cherry flavor, not really that good, a bit simple and weak, low carbonation. Ok, but nothing great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle from State Line. Pours clear ruby with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is scotchy malt, vinous fruit, berry, red grapey notes. Tastes malty, a bit merloty, with a lot of berry, grape, and some figgy notes throughout. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 27, 2010
On tap at Green Leafe -WB
Aroma sweet caramel nose , hint of caramelized sugars . 6+
Appearance dark red brown , clear with light creamy top. Black tea like.
Flavor and Palate : mid bodied. Some brown malt character noted with malty mid centre. Slight bitterness on sides. Refreshing black tea like finish with caramel touches.


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