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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The rich amber color and caramel flavor of this beer are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt in our recipe, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for a subtle toasted flavor in the background. The sweetness, body, and mouth feel tell you that this is an all-malt beer. The finish has a balanced edge of Willamen and Casade hoppiness which cuts through the malty character, leaving a clean palate which beckons for more. Note: the terminology of "stein" refers to the appropriate drinking vessel and not to a type of beer made with hot rocks.

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3.5
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Poured a medium copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel and fruits. Toasty and breadt tastes as well. Malty sweet with a light spicy finish.

3.8
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Straight from my birthday keg. Wow -- when they say "a generous amount of caramel malt" they aren’t kidding. Aroma is heavy caramel malt. Rich, mouth-coating malty flavor goodness. Very smooth and full, with hops lingering at the end, giving a slightly metallic finish along with tickling, light carbonation. This beer tastes as it looks -- full, rich, and caramelly in a beautiful amber liquid.

3.8
twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 Deep red with a nice off white long lasting head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Strong roasted malt and caramel taste with some hoppy bitterness at the finish. Full bodied with a nice heavy mouth feel. One of my favorites.

3.5
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Aroma of malt, yeast, a little bready slight hop nose. Taste mroe of same, slightly dry but with a good mouthfeel. Pours a dark reddish with a modest but lasting head.

3.3
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 12oz bottle. 38.5° to start. Pours reddish/copper with an off whitte head. Aroma is sweet malt, maple syrup. Nice full mouthfeel. The flavor is slightly fruity, malty, with a touch of hops. Slightly bitter finish. I did not like the first one I had, but I came to appreciate it after drinking most of the 6-pack over the last couple months. Drinking this one with chili.

3.8
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Medium red-amber. Off white head. Aroma is very fruity (sweet fruits) like tangerine and honey. Tangy apple and fruit flavor. One of my alltime downtown Milwaukee bar favorites. Malty finish. I used to drink this all the time when my old band would play bars for free beer and the owner was expecting us to ask for a pitcher of miller. I drank a ton of this on those free beer nights. Riverwest commons bar comes to mind...

3.7
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
Pours a very pretty amber with a nice big off-white head. Aroma is of malt, light fruit. Flavor has a great apple taste to it. Very refreshing, easy to drink. Would take another in an instant.

3.5
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle courtesy of csbosox: Amber body with red highlights, small off-white head that quickly fades to a ring around the outside of the glass. Aroma: slightly acidic caramel and light fruity notes dominate the nose with the barest hint of spice, sweet grains, spicy hops. Medium bodied, soft-medium carbonation, wet. Taste is midly acidic sweet caramel and toffee, malt, fruit, cookie dough, bread, pine. Finishes sweet with the light acidic malt taste balancing things nicely, leading into a mild hop bitterness. A well crafted lager.

3.3
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2005
Pours a bit lighter than I thought it would, and the malty aroma signals the taste to come. Caramel and toffee malt tastes dominate, with some whitebread toast flavor peaking near the finish. Immeadiately after this toast flavor, the hops start to shine with a mellow bitterness that nicely rounds off the beer. Body is wet and light, but this seems to work well for the taste.

3
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a hearty amber with a fluffy yellow head. Sally the cat types this about the beer while walking on the keyboard: wssssssbnnnne9oooooo. Decent malty aroma. First flavor is a slightly sour surge. Follow this with a weakly hoppy taste. This is the closest beer I’ve ever had to a cheese taste. Odd. Light palate and well carbonated. Leaves a lasting bitter taste that is not particularly pleasing. If this is an all-malt beer, does that mean that this brewer usually uses adjuncts?


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