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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Medium bodied and lightly hopped, this Oktoberfest-style ale is brewed in tribute to the Red Jacket Mine of what is now Calumet and to the glory days of the copper industry in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (366) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Poured a nice red-amber color with a decent fine foam head that maintained its lacing throughout. Aroma was bit interesting - a fruity malt. Taste was decent with caramel malt predominating a nutty light hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, not a bad amber.


2.4
crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft. Can’t have a maerzen be an ale. It is a typical less roasty malty amber ale.

3.3
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Tap. Dark semi-opaque amber brown. Nice lacing. Mild yeasty nose. Full body. Nicely mild malty taste -- more like a mellow red than an Oktoberfest.

3.4
Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
Can poured a clear orange aber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and light fruitiness with a crisp lingering caramel finish.

3.7
superspak (5582) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/28/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavor; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a nice malty amber ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3
rumproasts (5356) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap. Amber with small head. Sweet caramel with light hop bitterness. Clean and pleasant, but rather bland.

3
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Part of a mixed sixer from my buddy who lives in the u.p.....honestly not that great but free...thx Jeff!

2.5
stevoj (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
As mentioned earlier, difficult to tell from their brown ale. All had bland malt flavors, almost no aroma, watery consistency. Forgettable lot of beers.

2.9
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12oz can, purchased as a single (for $2.50) from Woodstock Wine & Cheese in Michigan. Clear amber color. Thin half finger of off-white head. Toasty malt, some pumpkin like light spice? Decent lace. Kind of a musty taste, moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet, some metallic. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, dry finish. Mediocre amber ale.

3.1
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Amber with white head, clear, mild carbonation, lite lacing. Caramel, mild earthy, and mild floral aroma notes. Lite bodied, flavor like aroma, watery, mild bitterness, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Straight from the can in deer camp. Malt and caramel on the palate, but not much taste beyond that. Probably should try it again in a glass.


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