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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A malty beer with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt. Slight fruit and hop accents add to the overall complexity. Available Mid-January to late March

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3.3
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This was a very smooth, sweet tasting ale. It had an initial sweet taste followed by a nice slight aftertaste. Very malty and hoppy

3.1
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle: Light red/orange color with thin pinkish head. Aroma features chocolate, peach-like sweetness and cherry like tartness, all while still reminding me of a toasted English muffin with a heavy dose of butter. Very sweet in the mouth. Starts with doughnut flavors and some building cherry tartness. Very little toastyness, but the spicy hops do dry this beer out quite nicely towards the end. Lingering peach-like fruitiness after the swallow. Not bad, but I feel like it was to fruity for its style/intention...

3.5
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Aroma of caramel, nuts, and hops. Very nice copper coloring with modertae copper head that slowly disipates. Taste of strong hops and alcohol. Moderate mouth feel with livlely carbonation. Overall well made beer but not as good as many of Great Lakes fine offerings.

3.8
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle, best by May 1, 2006. Sounds pretty fresh to me! Looks like a really clear amber ale to me. Not much aroma. Nice lacing, but not much head even when I pour the beer down the middle (like the Bud Light commercial tells me to!). Surprisingly medium- to full body. I tend to go for beers on the malty side, so this is very appealing to me. I can hardly taste/smell any hops! This is just the kind of beer I would reach for a second time!

3.6
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a dark, clear, reddish-orange. Minimal head, but lots of carbonation. Roast, nuts, hops aromas. Crisp & clean at the front. Caramel flavor, with mild bitter aftertaste & linger.

4.6
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2006
This is an AWESOME beer, from the best brewery on Earth. Excellent smooth full flavor, rich on the palate, witha great aroma. A hint of sweetness, alot of malt. A gorgeous red color, It’s one fault is a fast fading head.

3.4
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2006
pours ambery with clean body. the smell is carameley as is the first tastes, finishes clean but not much else to this. it’s somewhat of an irish ale. worth a try if you like great lakes stuff but nothing outstanding

3.1
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Pint Glass Pours a red amber, with a small white head. Aroma of nutty dark chocolate, toasty hazelnut. Light palate, with dull flavors matching the nose. Oily in the mouth and on the finish. Meh.

3.5
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Clear medium red-amber pour with moderate bubbly off-white head. Aroma is predominantly malty, mostly caramel and biscuit with a bit of nuttiness. Taste is caramel and toffee with just a touch of floral hops. Nothing fancy or complex here, just a very easy-drinking Irish ale.

3.6
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a reddish amber. Moderate to low carbonation. Much sweeter that. I expected with minimal bitterness. Nice beer.


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