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RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9422) - Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2008
12 oz. bottle from shigadeyo. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sizedfine off white head. It actually looks better than I had expected. With the aroma, I picked up mildly sweet caramel malt, a light roasted quality, some floral/herbal hops, and a very slight citrus note. At this point I’m still interested. The flavor has nothing offensive about it, its just a bit watered down. This beer has decent balance between the caramel malt and the lighter hop flavors. There is a slight bitterness to the finish. Light to medium bodied and it is pretty smooth. Overall, my expectations were exceeded by this one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (9360) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skinnyviking (9110) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8757) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88 (8534) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8362) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (8271) - 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."

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (8142) - .....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 .. .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2008
On tap. Really not bad at all. Pours with a small, off-white head that leaves some decent lacing. Clear amber body underneath. Aroma is slightly hoppy with light caramel malt. Taste is hoppy with a little bit of caramel. Really not bad or at all. Lightly fizzy.


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