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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A red ale, malty up front with a good hop and malt balance.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, toasted grain, grass, and light smoke. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2008
(12oz bottle) Small off-white head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some citrus. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light toast, earthy. Light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and gold color. Aroma is sweet malt-caramel. Taste is sweet malt-caramel, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle on the road to Hill Farmstead, consumed somewhere in MA. Pours clear amber, lightly effervescent with a moderate, off-white foam head. Lots of toasty, sugary malts in the nose, some caramel. Medium sweet flavor, more caramel ntoes, some orange, bread, very low bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Sugary malt finish, creamy caramel, toast, very light pine. Pretty basic stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks!). Poured a deep orange color, with a reddish tint, and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, grapefruit, floral, toasted malts and some caramel. Aromas on the softer side. Tastes of toasted malts, light caramel, and some citrus. Thinner body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, Providence. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet berry-like fruit with caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts, stone fruits and faint hop note. Medium bodied, slight bitterness, low carbonation. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This simple Amber Ale relies on its light caramel and wooden, earthy hops to deliver a smooth but forgettable session beer.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty amber with golden hues.
-The body is lean, but almost too light to be pleasant.
-There is not much to get from the malts save for discreet caramelization.
-At least, this is well-hopped for what seems to be a beer to accommodate as many as possible.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours clear amber with a tan head. Smells fruity and slightly tarte with some earthy hints. Tastes sweet with some tarte hints and an earthy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2011
bottle, thanks to cavie, clear golden color with sweet caramel and light hops aroma, flavor is buttery caramel

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2/24/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Clear, light red pour with a small tan head that sizzles away fast. Sweet caramel aroma with a hint of butter. Sweet caramel flavor loaded with diacetyl. Blech. Thanks a lot, Trav ol’ boy...


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