RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Dark ruby color, moderate head of foam, big fruity nose. Robust fruity palate is packed with apple-pear character, nice malt backbone, barely balancing hops in the finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a frothy off-white head. Fruity red apple peel aroma with caramel to toffee malts and a touch of butterscotch--reminded me of English Pales and ESBs in that sense. Caramel and toast flavors balanced adequately with earthy hops. Dry, earthy finish. Seemed a tad thin in body and overcarbonated however, the only real drawbacks. Otherwise a drinkable session, but not a standout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6578) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a partial covering. Nose is crackery toasted malt with a light hoppiness. A slight hint of diacetyl. Flavor is toasted crystal malt with very light hop bitterness. Thankfully none of that diacetyl that I thought was in the nose showed up. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a watery texture and moderate fizzy forced carbonation. Overall, just another Amber Ale. Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2304) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 11, 2007
bottle: not my favorite style. but a good representitive of its class none the less. look fort better offerings form this brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus and some grains. Tastes of caramel, citrus, grainy, and toasted malts. Thinner body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
poured a really dark amber color, it was almost brown. A thin tan head which had some retention. Aroma was a mix of caramel and an almost corn-like malt. Flavor was initially sweet with mild caramel notes, it never really seemed fruity but there was a light wood-like character too it. It finished with a pleasant hop bite. decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2647) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2007
pretty damn nice. smells nice with a hoppy like citrus grapefruit aroma that is clearly impressive. then tastes like wood and cherry with no citrus at all. nice trick! medium consistancy and still a bit refreshing. bit of caramel in there but it is not overly present. hop profile is very much like a good octoberfest -just a tingle on the tongue. me like!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Fortunately, this did not have lobster flavor, although you never know these days. Actually bought this more as a novelty than anything (when in Maine.....), but it wasnt too bad. Poured to a reddish brown color with off-white head that lingered to mid-glass and left okay lacing. Nose was slightly grainy, with some floral hops and dark malts. Flavor was more of the same, with a slight leaning toward the malt side, all which led to a medium length, semi-sweet finish. Would make a decent session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (14028) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2007
(draft) Clear copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, some sourness, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/sour, some caramel. Watery light-medium body, faint stickiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a thin retaining light tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is a bit weird/odd, maybe some chocolate-medium malt, funky/musty. Taste is nicer than the aroma. Medium malt-sweet caramel/some chocolate, secondary hops-slight bite. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle from Canals in Berlin Twp. in NJ. From the label, this appears to be one of the last batches from Belfast Bay before Shipyard acquired them. Regardless, not much special here. A run of the mill amber which looks good in a glass - clear garnet with ruby hihghlites and a thin tan head - but which doesnt do much after that. Mildly malty aroma and a toasted caramel flavor with a hint of milk chocolate. Clean finish. Not a bad beer but not a memorable one.

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