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RATINGS: 557   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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3.3
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Mild caramel aroma. Amber color. White head. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is a balance of caramel and resiny hop. A rather hoppy Vienna. The finish is reasonably dry, with a decent amount of bitter. Lager or ale? Hard to tell. If you know, send me a message! Or should I trust the label? A damn decent lager. If AB adopted this recipe, profits would go down, but America would rule.

3.2
Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, some brown sugar and a hint of citrus with a smooth lingering finish.

2
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Clear amber. Weak aroma with malt, a bit of caramel, some oxidation and something weird. Sweetish flavor with a bit of malt and caramel, honey-ish oxidation notes and a drier finish with faint bitterness. Rather light-bodied.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle from Cock&Bull. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good to excellent lacing. Moderate roasted apple bread and cascade hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. The beer goes well with spicy food.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(draft): Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, light caramel, toasty. Moderately sweet, peach, light caramel, no bitterness, minimal finish. Medium/full body, creamy, slightly syrupy. Quite nice for what it is.

3.4
Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle from a sampler from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Looks nice... a deep copper color with small but stubborn head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste too has a nice bitterness balancing out the hops. All-malt this is not, but it does taste quite nice.

3.8
Dogbrick (13014) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this one. People seem to compare this one with Great Lakes' Eliot Ness but it's not exactly a photo finish in my book. Pours a very clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty and a little nutty. Flavor did not have as much rich malt character as I would have liked, but it is easy to drink. There are enough hops in the finish to keep it interesting. I'd get this again but Mr. Ness is still Untouchable as far as I am concerned.

2.8
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
An Amber lager with a touch more character than most, but it is still an Amber lager how are you supposed to get excited.

3.5
hopdog (12568) - 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.

3.4
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
On tap at the brewery. A nice drinkability to this. orange body and soapy head, spicy pepper and clove and nutmeg. Above average mouthfeel. Hoppy grapefruit c-hops, good malting with caramel, good amber.Decent balance. Just not the greatest drinker for me, wanted something edgier.


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