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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hoppy sweet amber was the original ale brewed at the first Lagunitas brewery in West Marin. The original, actually, was a fair example of 'Odious Ale-ism'. Sometimes it was wonderful, sometimes it took the enamel off your teeth. Well, we are better brewers now, and it has become a tasty Cal State Fair award winner!

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GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear amber color with off white head. Malty caramel and molasses aroma and flavor with sprucy hops. Sweet on the tongue and a little bit sticky.

3.1
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is malt, floral, citrus. Flavor is caramel, malt, vanilla. Fairly smooth.

3.3
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Bottle, Brickskeller. Brown toast colored body, dark amber. Nose is pure Lagunitas house yeast... brown sugar, maple, slightly spicy esters with some light burnt bananas. I’m not the biggest fan of their yeast, but this beer is decent enough. Frothy, crispy biscuit and earthy malt flavors, crackers galore.

3.1
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small slowly disapating amber head. Aromas of toffee,some nuts, toasted malt and some light fruity notes. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel, a hint of nuts and some light fruitiness with acrisp lightly sweet finish.

3.4
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Dark reddish-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and hints of smoke and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, some light fruit, toffee, and a bit more smoke.

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Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
More brown than amber in appearance, with a medium tan head. Heavy smoked caramel in the aroma, with maybe some toffee accents. Heavily smoked body, very salty as well. Somewhat spicy ending.

3.4
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Pours a nice clear brownish orange. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice finish.

2.8
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish.

2.9
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, light brown beer with a creamy, beige head leaving pretty laces. Malty caramel aroma. Very sweet caramel malt with akmost no bitterness. 171005

3.3
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Very dark amber color. Actually brown. Aroma is like plums. Again. These Lagunitas beers are very similar to eachother. Sweet palate.


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