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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep Amber red color, with a fragrant malt aroma. Flavorful notes of rich caramelized malt and noble hop flavors harmonize on the palate leading to a crisp clean finish. Named after one of Clevelands most respected safety directors, who frequented the brewpubs bar during his tenure from 1935-1941 and, according to popular legend, was responsible for the bullet holes still evident today.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3015) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Re-Rated from draft at GLBC in Cleveland: Sweet amber color, kind of lemony, but not unpleasantly so. Very Mellow malts, just a touch of caramel. Hops are equally mellow, with just a little bitterness and graininess. A slight flourish of poerter malts toward the end.
Original rating: 9/16/03, Score: 4.1 Draft. Did not even realize this was a lager beer, thought it was more of a brown ale (thats a compliment). A nice creamy head, almost stoutlike. Had a good beery smell with a touch of fruitiness that led me to think this was an ale. A complex hop taste that I thought had more American hops that the normal German ones. A delightful brew that stands out at any autumn party.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (307) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottled today. Rich red copper pour. Nose of sweet malty, nutty bottom end with floral and gently fruity, bright apple, citrus rind hops. Flavor is smooth medium-minus bodied caramel, floral hops with a bit of gentle fruity punch. Linger is toasted grain and sweet flower. Great autumn brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4971) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2016
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with a very thin head. Tastes like nutty malt, caramel, some dried fruits, toffee, and faint citrus hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, toffee, nutty malt, and faint citrus hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5311) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear, dark amber. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, light berry notes, light nuttiness, and some lager yeast esters. Flavor matches the aroma with a really nice malt profile that has complexity without being overly sweet and a crisp, dry finish with some subtle hop bitterness. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1415) - - JUL 21, 2016
Darker amber pour, good sized puffy white head, lots of lace. Bready aroma, some caramel sweetness. Bready up front, rye, caramel, subtlespice and hopping, earthy. Medium body. My default beer when I visit Cleveland - everywhere seems to have this at least in bottles.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (386) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
pours a ruby tinted amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel malt. Nice malt character. smooth creamy mouth feel. Semi sweet with just a hint of hop presence on the finish. Sweetish linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a nice amber color. Nice sweet malt nose with a hint of hops. Taste is caramel, with mild hops and a touch of fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1470) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a thick white foam head. Aroma is caramel and earth hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, earthy hops, with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Solid stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1980) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Hits all the hallmarks of the Vienna style. Lightly malt forward with muted earthy slightly metallic continental hops. Pours reddish brown with a small ring of beige head. Little in the way of aroma. Very clean throughout. Nice lingering pumpernickel toast finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (671) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a dark clear amber, with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity hops, grains, with caramel and toffee malt. Flavor is semi sweet, with caramel and toffee, some grassy and fruity hops, and some yeast on the finish. It does have a somewhat metallic taste to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2016
On tap at Black Rooster Pub. Inviting red body with slight, white head. Nose is malts, spices and caramel. Taste of caramel and wheat also, and some hops and floral notes. Actually really well done.


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