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RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Carefully brewed with barley from Americas heartland and cascade hops from the pacific northwest, this rich, amber colored ale has robust flavor and a distinctive hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2008
Pours amber. Aroma caramel Taste is malty, caramel, some hop finish crisp. Nothing special, and still nothing I would buy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (9553) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Poured amber with an off white head, smelled of malt and slight floral hops. Taste upfront is a bit of cascade leading into hay and cornlike malt with a sweet finish. Better showing from bud, but disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
22 oz bottle. Amber coloured beer with a very thick and persistent white head. Aroma is lightly malty and a soft chewy nutty sweetness. A very soft floral/fruity hopopy aroma on the top. A kiss of floral/fruity sweetness and a bit of light maltiness. Decent balance. It’s a bit too sweet for my tastes, but it certainly isn’t a bad beer. A light sweet nuttiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skinnyviking (9243) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting offr-white head. Clear dark brown body. Mild caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with a lot of carbonation and a short sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8951) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Ruby-amber color with a light tan head. A mostly noble hop aroma. Malty flavor with spice and grass that turns slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Some creaminess. Malt lingers with a light fruitiness and spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88 (8816) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle from Smiths. Pours a light amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is pretty light; some floral hops and light malts. The taste was also quite light, but decent; some caramel malts, light hops in the body, and a larger hop contingent in the finish. Very clean and decent. A drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8742) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. The aroma has caramel candy and light hops. The flavor is malty sweet with caramel and a touch of hops. surprisingly tolerable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (8654) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Clear, and brilliantly copper as a well worn penny, with a decent white head that lasts a while. Nothing much on aroma, just some plain light biscuit malt and a light touch of toffee. Taste was pretty average too, with notes of biscuit and pale malt on the start, with just a kiss of floral hops at the finish that lingers longer than I thought AB would allow. Its an average amber, but for the brand it comes from, its outstanding. I bet the board of directors hate it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Stollen from Kevin Murphy of MST3K fame:

"POUR - presents medium-amber, resembling a well worn baseball glove. Pale head starts large then disappears quickly, but with a firm pledge to be back in 2012.

NOSE - Initially sweet and malty, mild citrus hop notes, fading quickly to reveal a strong base note of Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hints of buttered toast, Kodiak snuff and air burps after a meal at Arbys.

BODY - Paunchy, with skinny legs and more than a little hair. Mouthfeel reminescent of French-kissing a Teamster.

TASTE - Smooth, subtle, nuanced - wait, thats my tongue. The beer isnt giving me anything. Okay, theres some malt, and something resembling hops, although not exactly hops; more like a photocopy of a picture of some hops. However, a dominant flavor is taking hold now, familiar, seductive. Its the flavor of marketing. Aftertaste leaves me bitter, clinging to religion and guns.

CONCLUSION: This is a beer for those who would prefer to drink regular Budweiser but who have girlfriends. If youre a Sam Adams Drinker, save your money and pour this into old Sam bottles. Keep in mind that Anheuser-Busch is now owned by a bunch of Belgians who have flooded the world market with their inexplicably popular version of carbonated urine, Stella Artois. Ultimately, those seeking gusto will be more satisfied with Schlitz."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (8267) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
sorry, i didnt mean to go poopy in your litterbox .. . free sample oh ya!! .. . pours with a fine head, foam number one! a decent attenmpt, no real flavour but drinkable... if this was served around the US like bud,miller,coors meaning if there were 4 choices everywhere, then i would drink this .. .

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