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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.

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3.8
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head with copper color. Aroma is a good balance of malt & hops. Taste follows with a hops finishing with a bite. Good carbonation.

3.6
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Pours amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma is bready, lightly sweet and malty, with aromatic toasted malts and a very subtle hint of pine. This beer tastes almost like a malty, bready German lager, with well balanced herbal hoppiness. Very neutral ale yeast playing little role in the taste. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with moderate carbonation. This is a great beer from one of my favorite cities.

4.4
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Fairly thick head. Very smooth with a nice balance between maltyness and hoppyness.

4.3
WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Another one of my favorite beers. Great malty smoothness and just the right bitterness. A light smokiness to go along with the malt and hops.

2.4
Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Clearish gold hued brown. Above average off white head. Aroma is maltcentric with light cocoa and a bit of something close to caramel with a sweet tart quality to it. Definitely some chocolate in the flavor. A not quite woody, not quite earthy, not quite citrus flavor. A Popsicle stick feel that I don’t like. This doesn’t do much for me 4 4 4 3 9

3.6
Delirium (673) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark, clear copper with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is mostly of flowery hops, with a bit of malt. Flavor is much more malty, somewhat but not overly sweet, with bittering hops in the background. Medium-bodied with a dry finish. Very well balanced. Easily drinkable anytime, but an especially good springtime ale.

3.7
notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Copper/amber in color with a kind of "from the cask," bubbly head - the aroma and flavor have the biscuity, bready notes and medium woody hop qualities I find most often in english bitters - medium bodied - very smooth and balanced - a nice brew for the spring.

3.3
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Dark, crystal clear copper/orange body. The aroma is nearly nonexistant, though...possibly I detect some sugar, malts and an earthiness. The flavor is also nearly as light. Many more malts here, with a slight sprinking of hops, but its a decent amber ale all around.

3.5
shrubber85 (11708) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2006
Bottle. Sweet apple-cherry malt aroma. Reddish amber color with small head. Lightly sweet apple cider and malt flavor with a touch of lemon and mild hops finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.5
Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
Sampled at world beer festival. pours deep copper with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of hops, sweetmalts, and some grassy notes. Flavor is smooth, sweet maltiness, citrus, and nuts with a slight bitter ending. Good body, good brew.


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