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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship brand; this medium bodied amber ale starts with a rich malt flourish that’s kept in perfect balance by a smooth hop finish. This MKE original is similar to a German style alt beer.

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jsquire (4569) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Red amber out of the tap with almost no head. Sweet beer with an almost white sugar taste. It is billed as a "Scotch" ale, but I’m glad that RB has it as an amber. Nothing wrong with it but not much going on.

3
PorterPounder (8228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Miller Park - Brewer-Twins game, MIlwaukee, WI - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, decent, creamy off-white head. Not much aroma - a bit of fresh lake water. Some caramel notes. Decent balance of hops and malt. Clean mouthfeel. Average.

3
1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2005
This beer pours to a thin tan head atop a dark brown body. The aroma is much like the Maker’s Demise w/o the oak. The flavor is iced tea and light Noble hops. The palate is creamy and medium bodied. Not bad, but nothing special.

3
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Nice frothy head at first with a deep amber and reddish hue. Aroma of toffee and some nutmeg. Deeper exploration upon the palate reveals a lack of complexity. A little biscuit and dried fruit. Slight bittering character, but again fails to be anything more than mediocre.

2.9
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Darkish amber, clear, fairly light in both color and body for the style. Very light tobacco-caramel malt nose. Smooth, dusty and woody, mostly quite sweet, reasonably full.

2.9
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Cloudy Brown Coloring. Some Malt and Hops...Nice Balance Dry. Not alot of Character but Decent.

2.9
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2005
Bottle: Translucent copper, thin off-white head, spotty lacing, with lively carbonation.   Cereal/grain aroma, akin to pellet food.   Subtle malt aroma.   Pale malt flavor.   Noticable grain/cereal.   Average body & mouthfeel.   Smooth finish, lingering malts.   Decent, but a bit below average IMO.   Thanks Matt D!


2.9
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Grainy faintly hoppy aroma, noble-ish. Some malt in the aroma, but mostly just grainy. Much better malt flavor than the aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Light bitterness, clean yeast character.

2.9
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2008
A pleasant brown ale that is set apart from others of the breed with grassy notes, but otherwise a fairly standard rendering of bready malts and clover hops.

2.9
mkebeerparty (10) - , USA - JUL 21, 2008
I’m not a huge fan of this beer: it’s a little darker for an amber and is a little too malty. I can see why others like it though: it has a somewhat fruity aroma and is a strong beer although relatively smooth


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