RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The most complex of our beer line-up with a combination of five different malts and four different hop varieties. Buttface has the broadest popular appeal of our beers. It has a high malt character and lack of evident hops. This surprises people because it is easy to drink, but has a higher alcohol content than what is perceived.

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3.8
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
Nice taste. They're not lying about the alcohol content, either.............

3.8
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2007
Sampled at 2007 Blooms & Brews Beer Festival. Dark Amber. Small head. Flavor is sweet, with caramel and floral hops. Balanced with a nice finish. Very smooth.

3.8
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2011
This was a good one! on tap at brewery in chicago. Smells nutty and alcohol. Tastes nutty, crystal amber, little chocolate malt/specialty grains on tounge. Little willamette hops, spicy and no floral bouquet on tounge. Tastes like a replica of my irish red I brewed in Nov. Almost a typical ESB then an amber..

3.8
boisebeer (61) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Nice beer I had at alefort in Boise Idaho aroma- caramel with toast appearance- Red or ’amber’ in color. taste- classic amber beer. Little salt on this beer. palate- smooth with a little co2. overall I have liked this beer for sometime. I have been grabbing growlers for years at the two locations here in town. Thanks for contributing to boise’s beer

3.7
alexabil (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
I keep a keg in the garage and drink 2-3 beers each day. I like to drink with large swallows spaced about 5 minutes apart. Given these personal peculiarities, I enjoy this beer more than most

3.5
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Had this one on draught at Brew Daze 2006. Copper colored pour, with a thin watery head, very little nose, caramel, chocolate and pronounced maltiness notes. Finished clean. Pretty good.

3.5
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 On tap in a very well-priced sampler. Dark amber/light brown color. Mild nose with faint hints of malt. Smooth, silky malt flavor.

3.5
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at C.B. Potts Greenwood Village location. Pour is clear copper with a small white head and decent lacing. Bready, caramelly, slightly roasty aroma - lighter notes of grass, biscuit, and straw. Taste is lightly toasty, caramelly, malty, earthy, somewhat floral, grainy, and cereal with a light bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation. This is not a bad amber at all.

3.5
DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Dradt taster at RAM, Schaumburg. Brown beer with plenty of light edges. No foam after I’ve gotten to it on the sampler tray. American hop notes finally come through my stuffy nose. Yet it’s the malt that leaves the first impression on my tongue. Followed by a tangy caboose of bitterness. Pleasing fruity esters keep the hops from taking over.

3.5
foyle (429) - Wyoming, USA - APR 22, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass Appearance: a sudsy off-white head slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Color is a deep amber with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: rich roasted barley malt, a hint of coffee, some fruit and some mild herbal hops. Mouthfeel: light and watery, slightly astringent and a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: medium roasted barley, caramel, raisins, earthy and herbal bitterness. Overall: a pleasant and drinkable beer, represents the style well.


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