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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American and European malts, Cascade and Centennial hops, purest water, and brewer’s yeast. This brew is the connoisseur’s all-time favorite.

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2.5
brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Full disclosure, I bought this off a clearance rack for less than a dollar, so this is purely degenerate ticking. I was not disappointed...or maybe I was? Amber in color with a thin, short lived tan head. Welp, this is pretty much what I expected. Cardboard, paper, and caramel malts. Kind of watery at this point. Sort of woody, nutty, and bitter, too. Has some stale orange peel.

3.3
slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
this is an old new beer. i’ve been to Anderson Valley twice and had never seen it til last week, there or anywhere else, but it’s been around a long time. Brewed at Sierra Nevada in 1985 and moving to other breweries ever since (in Boonville since 06). It’s a pretty cool beer so why i’ve never seen it is a mystery. casted as an american pale ale, but really more of an english style, amber in color, lots of malt with some fruit in the aroma and just a hint of spice. nice balance in aroma and flavor. not overcomplicated (ie-fairly simple) but tasty and a bit unique. recomended."

3
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Tried this at Cullen's Pub in Benicia. I guess the guy who brews it comes in from time to time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
bytemesis (8257) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Tap. First, let me say I am bummed that it is not, as advertised, a Vietnamese beer. Pours clear amber, medium creamy off-white head with good lacing. Aroma is pleasant with roasted malts and citrus hops. Taste has notes of citrus and roasted malt as well, but there is also a medium sweet fruity flavor that I cannot place. Finish starts bitter, ends a little sickly due to the fruit notes.

3.7
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
I really like this brew. Was surprised by the overall flavor and texture of this brew. Pours deep brown with not too much head on it. Really well crafted brew, drinks with mild hops and quality malts. Great brew, a real surprise.

3.3
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Copper with white watery head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt light citrus hops. Sweet caramel malt with a light citrus followed by a metallic that takes away. Medium bodied but a bit watery with a decent bitter.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2010
22oz bottle-pours a rich light tan head and copper color. Aroma is bready-light/medium malt, some herbal. Taste is bready-light/medium malt, some herbal hops. Kind of EPA/ESB, easy.

2.9
fonefan (48810) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Light unclear light to medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20100110]

3.4
fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2010
Tasting at Papsø’s
Hazy amber color. Mild fruity hops aroma; is that my impression or are there some Chinese spices? Interesting. Caramel flavor, there are some residual sugars but it’s not too sweet, light chocolate flavor. Quite special.

3.3
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy brown - white head. Toasted, hoppy, bisquit, sweetness, peachy hoppy, candy, resin, bitterness. Plain Pale Ale.


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