RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles

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JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
Draught. Served ice cold in a frosted glass... Red-brown with small yellowish rim. Malts, and very little else, seen the temperature. Roasted malts, some bitterness with slight retronasal sweetness, which continues growing warming up, pastry flavours. Medium bodied at best. Horrible presentation for a beer that isn’t all that great to start with...

brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2008
on tap at karl strauss in carlsbad. okay for an amber, shame this is one of their flagship beers because it’s nothing special. very fruity like their other beers, with hints of toffee and caramel.

dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2008
Smells malty with a hint of caramel. This has a bit more hops from the start than the first three of the sampler. Some light caramel that sticks to the front of your gums. Decent stuff.

JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
Had on tap at LAX airport. Pours amber with a creamy head. Smells of sweet malt, tootsie pop, and a little nutty. Taste is same, all malt, little hops, caramel. Just another beer.

bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
bottle at @HOB San Diego. poured reidsh with white creamy head. sweetr aroma. sweet malty flavor. not much hops. balenc e and easy drinking. the best thing the have at HOB (ubless you want a $8 rum/coke) so this will get you through the concert.

hapjydeuce (1002) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottled and on tap on multiple occasions way back in the day. I used to consider this stuff baller amber ale in the good ol’ days when I was drinking Newcastles with jarspag on a weekend basis. Red-amber color with light white head and lacing and aromas are difficult to pick up. Mostly just some sugary malt notes and a crisp finish. Unsatisfying overall.

doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
On-tap. Pours a dark amber color, off-white head, good lace. Smells light malty. Tastes of sweet malts and red fruits. Thin palate, crisp carbonation. Solid.

AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
A forever classic beer by KS. A must try for anyone new to SD. Nothing about the beer is spectacular, simply balanced and unassuming. Great blend of nutty malt flavors and subtle hops. Perfect color, average white head. Overall a tasty and balanced brew that would accompany most any occasion.

smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2008
served cold from tap. pours a nice amber, reddish color, with a good white head, and generous lacing. aroma is sweet, malty. flavor is pretty good, some hops but fairly mellow and easy to drink. it wasn’t a bad beer, but it was the best thing that they had on tap at the restaurant, so i gave it a shot.

thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Tap @ Carlsbad. Pours an amber color with a somewhat generous white head. Aroma is slight hop with grain and malt notes detectable as well. Taste is sweet malt with a crisp hop characteristic at the end. Pretty smooth, though overall uninspiring.

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