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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich malty flavors derived from kettle caramelization with hints of roasted malt.

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4.3
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
This is a great beer, from the greatest brewery ever. The beer has a very nice brown with reddish tint color. The head stayed well on the beer but did fade slowly. The body is thin but feels smooth on the palate. The aroma is full of malt, ans sweetness. The flavor is full of malt, light hops, and some sweet and spice. This is the closest thing to the GLBC Christmas Ale, which is the best beer I have ever had.

3.5
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2002
dark brown, surprisingly thin body. very smokey/toasty malts, some sweetness, almost enought hops to crisp up the finish. i thought that this would be thicker, but the thin body went much better with the warm weather.

3.5
adamsjg (11) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Smooth drinking Scottish ale. Deep color and mild hops. Very refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2003
On tap at brewery: reddish brown in color, with small thin head, and pretty cloudy. Aroma is malty, maybe a bit yeasty. Flavor is malty and pretty sweet, with a bit of caramel. Too sweet overall. Not bad, but nothing especially great.

3.3
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 10, 2005
Had a pint of this on tap at the brewpub before the Nine Inch Nails concert Sunday night. Nose of brown sugar, malty cereal, and a hint of resin. Pours a clear orange copper. The nice tan creamy head is mostly diminishing with thin lace. The brew tastes malty and sweet with hints of spice and coffee. The medium body is creamy, soft and feels slightly sticky at the finish. The only disappointment for me at the brewpub. I expect more from an example of this style.

3.3
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
72oz growler fill from brewpub ($34!!). aroma is lightly smoked well toasted malt. quite savory. khaki pour with fine head that lingers a spell but little carb. flavor is a touch flat and metallic. little of the toast from the nose visable in the flavor though when it reveals its welcome. lightly charred sawdust character, just a kiss of smoke.

3.3
tmoreau (4538) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at the Rigby in downtown Madison, WI. for pre-GT festivities, dispensed to a shaker, showing a clear, orangey amber color, with a persistent & frothy layer of tan head foam, and clingy, sheet-like lacing. The nose was lightly toasted & malty, with touches of caramel & toffee sweetness. Light to medium bodied, the flavor was similar notes as the aroma, a bit thin textured, but decently carbonated, and quite drinkable.

3
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
Draft - Great Lakes. Had a unique brown color. Had a nice malty flavor, but was just a little too thin. Smokey malt and sweet flavor. Good--Not great.

2.9
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2002
in a bar pint, sans head, appears whiskey red. bar odors make whiffing difficult, and the beer appears unwilling to help much. a guppy among scotch ales, must be a 60-70 schilling. light sweet maltiness emerges, no distinctive character to speak of. very low hops. obviously brewed for the casual drinker. i suggest adding 4 oz. of spaten optimator to each pint to give it some hair.

2.9
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Not a big fan of this, brewery part of sampler, weird finish, so not high on my list here


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