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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Balance is the key to life, why should beer be any different? Toasted deep amber malts mix with an intelligent hop profile to create this well balanced delicious red lager.

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Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Slowly dissipated. Sly stringy lace.
The aroma had some light fruity hops, mainly sweet with a nice caramel/toffee backbone. Super light grassy hops.
The flavor leaned towards the maltiness. Nice malty smooth aftertaste with the same sort of finish.
The feel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt good too.
Overall, good amber lager worthy of having again if I could get it.

JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Sample at the brewpub on 7/23/11. Clear red pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with dank earthy hops. Flavor starts malty with dank tobacco character before an earthy hop finish.

JoeMcPhee (9584) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. The beer has a deep, slightly hazy amber pour. Light munich malt sweetness and a touch of medium crystal malt sweetness. Fairly herbal with an assertive bitterness. Light fruit on the finish.

zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ Black Lotus - Orange pour, some toffee, caramel malts. Smooth body, some nutty notes. Not bad.

LilBeerDoctor (4216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours brown/amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel malt and sweet fruit. Flavor of sweet fruit (mostly apple) and lots of malty notes. Perhaps not the most exciting amber ale but it was pretty tasty and quite drinkable.
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RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2010
i think i can sum this beer up with a single word: bland. since when was a 5.5% amber anything but bland? it’s a boring style, and this one was extra boring.

strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2010
This beer can be very good, on occasion, but more often it is very flat and lacks flavor and body.

Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2007
On tap: The aroma is very light with some fruity caramel notes. It’s a transparent amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts lightly fruity with some faint caramel. It finishes with a mild citrus hoppiness with some faint roastiness.

Aggie80 (831) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2006
I was disappointed. Good head and Lacing with a light red color. Heavier malts and a real earthy undertone. Nothing distinctive stands out. The least enjoyable of the ones I sampled this date.

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