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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first known recorded beer was brewed roughly three thousand years before the founding of New Paltz. The town may have changed, but this fine lager never will. This beer is brewed for those ready to plunge into a fuller flavor style of craft beer. The crimson color is from caramel malt, which imparts a sweet malt flavor that balances the domestic and imported hops.

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2.6
SG111 (1974) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at the source. Pours sort of red murky brown, tanish head. Aroma is caramel malt, sweet like a red ale. Flavor is sort of steely red ale, caramel. Ehh. Not good.

2.6
snoworsummer (5959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Has a creamy tan head. Buttery taste. Coffee espresso flavor. Smells like mulch. Medium body and low carbonation.

2.9
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Growler shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is Vienna malt, cinnamon and nutmeg with spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3
sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Growler from brewery. Pours clear amber with average creamy beige head. Aroma is funk, mixed berries, sugar, floral notes, and caramel. Flavor is bready malts, light toffee, dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and some funk. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 4, 2012
On draught at the brewpub. Arrived a clear deep amber with a thin tan head that faded to a film by the second sip and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and not much else. The flavor is malt along with dried grass. Dries out fairly quickly on the palate with the dryness lingering for about thrity seconds. Kind of an oddball lager.

3.2
Jow (4032) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap as part of sampler. pours copper coloration with malty aroma. very light in body and slightly bitter. there is some tropical fruit notes and piney finish.

2.8
Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Malty aroma. Amber colour and later leaving lace, malty aroma. Drinkable and about right for the style.Carbonation suitable. Now this is a transition beer.

2.9
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
red organge pour. crispy corny notes. sweet caramel malts with a touch of lager yeast notes and adjunct. Nice hoppy kick with some piney earthy notes. good balance on this one.

3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
on tap–pours a white head and reddish amber color. Aroma is sweet grain, herbal/musty. Taste is sweet grain-hint of chocolate, herbal/spice hops.

2.6
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Sampled @ Otter: Eh. The color is enticing but there’s not much else going on here. A solid copper colored pour with a ring of head remaining. No aroma to speak of, thankfully the initial taste was better. Hops and sugars were noticable, but again not much going on here. It’s clear from the disparity of ratings Otter may still be fine tuning their approach on this one.


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