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RATINGS: 580   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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rumproasts (5427) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2012
rich amber, small head. some fruitness with substantial malt. very balanced. definitely a solid beer.

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Eberndt (235) - - JAN 25, 2014
From bottle. Nice toasty flavor with a lot of malt. Medium body and very drinkable beer.

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BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Color is a gorgeous ruby hues beer with a thin white head. Aroma of malts, toast, and caramel. Taste is malt forward with a sweet well balanced finish. Good brew from a great brewery.

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generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
The body has light amber honey color with very good clarity. On top it forms a big creamy off white colored head. The head slowly fades but hangs on well and make cool rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is mostly sweet with hints of lightly roasted grains, bready yeast, light hops and some mild fruit notes. Its flavor has a good solid medium body with a sweet malty character that is tempered with just enough leafy hops for some balance. There are notes of bread, light caramel malt, orange marmalade and mild hops. The palate is smooth, slightly slick and easy drinking with mellow carbonation.

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stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Very nice irish/red ale. Amber pour with off white head. Some lacing. Light nose. Solid malt profile with some depth and character. A bit of hoppiness balanced with a nice nutty finish. Quite drinkable.

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Dacrza (996) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2016
DATE TASTED: March 17, 2016... GLASSWARE:Brew at the Zoo pint.. OCCASION: St. Patrick’s Day--observed with an appropriate Irishman... APPEARANCE: dark orange amber, almost browning, body that cascades bubbles in a balanced and full manner; the head is off-white creamy and thick, holding at a full finger... the glass drain approaches lacing appearing almost as webbing... AROMA: surprisingly hoppy, with tangerine and mango wafting with flowery scents to evoke a pale without the resin... oven-raised dough and caramel make for a balanced suggestion--hearty yet accessible... PALATE: immediate presence at the throat, kicking open the door with its maltiness and leaving a thick, toasted residue in its wake... the hops soften at the teeth, with little suggestion or staying power there... medium-bodied, warming (at 6.5%, formidable) and worth mulling over after each sip... lively...TASTE: the toastiness is overt, with toffee and caramel demanding attention... the hops are light and afford some fruitiness--apple, tangerine... a slight basement dankness is winning, as it adds strength to each sip... some nuttiness and buttery hints jam as many different angles into the profile as it seems possible... OVERALL: Great Lakes continues to impress, this time with a style that comes across as a workingman’s ale braced for the month of March... flavorful, refreshing, bolstering...definitely worth the six I picked up just for the holiday...

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MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Pours a hazy glowing amber with a nice creamy off white head that leaves sheets of lace in my glass. Sweet fruity aromas, nutty, buttery, toasty and sweet fruity flavors. Medium bodied with a soft and creamy mouthfeel, finishes on the sweet side. Another good one from this brewery.

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MaltsterMash (31) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Aroma wafts with a nice toasted bready flavor, could smell it while pouring the beer. Appearance has a clean filtered body that you can see through the glass, though had a very thin head. Medium carbonation with an oily palate. Boasts of hop aroma/taste but to me was very malt forward. A very clean enjoyable drinking beer.

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balloonbuffoon (392) - - MAR 16, 2017
Paid $1.50 for a single 12floz bottle with a BBD 04.14.2017. Consumed from a mug glass 03.16.2017. What we have here is an amber ale in the Irish tradition, and it does a fine job of being true to style. Albeit a tad high ABV wise. Anyway, it has a copper body with a soft off-white head. A malty beer, where the cereal grains call to order a sweet doughy aroma and flavor. A hearty medium-bodied ale good for late winter/early spring swilling.


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