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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 24   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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3.5
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Sampled at the brewpub on 6/25/07: Pours a dark amber copper with a frothy, clingy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of toasty grainy caramel malt and a hint of piny hops. Body starts with a fairly full and caramely sweetness along with some bittering earthy hop notes and peat, toward a bittersweet balanced finish.

3.5
raginghophead (12) - USA - MAR 22, 2009
Nice complex malty flavors. Pours rich and creamy, yet not too filling. Bright hoppy, brilliant finish. Very good beer.

3.5
SHANER4 (507) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle 12oz. - Poured dark very cloudy amber color with foamy beige head, also alot of small chunks floating around suspended in beer!! Aroma - Smelled of caramel malt, overly ripe apples and cider. Flavor - Alot of toasted malt, caramel malt taste. Also had mild cider flavor that I liked. Reminded me of a apple jolly rancher with nice bitter finish. Palate - Medium bodied with somewhat creamy texture. Carbonation is lively and finish is bitter and short. Overall - Surprised that I liked this beer. I would buy again, it’s cheap and has nice flavor!!

3.5
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2010
aroma is nutty with beginnings of real toffee character. appearance is polished but darkened center on pretty ruby body with great lacing/carb. oil slick head shifts and flows. flavor is tangy, rubbery (but pleasant) caramel, more nuttiness from aroma steps near dopplebock territory. substantial chewy mouthfeel echoes the caramel within.

3.5
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
A full bodied malty amber beer with some nice hops to balance (piney hops). There is another flavor there that almost is a hint of peat? Serving: Bottle

3.5
bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Tap. Pours clear Amber, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel, toasty malt. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Solid Amber.

3.4
phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Draft at Greenbush Bar. Pours a rich ruby-amber color with a finger-thick off-white head, very creamy. Aroma of sweet malts, apples, cherries, toast, and hops. Flavor is malty, fruity, and sweet, with notes of caramel, mixed fruit juice, and just a bit of earthy hops. Light-bodied, with average carbonation and a mouthfeel that borders on malty and juicy. Finishes crisp and clean. Definitely sessionable. Easy-to-drink, straightforward beer with a cool story to the name.

3.4
arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Pours bubbly, frothy white head with deep copper body. Decent caramel aroma with a little skunky hop. Flavor is mostly sweet, caramel malt with light dry hop aftertaste. Some plastic. Medium body. Okay stuff.

3.4
Frank (4259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
American ambers tend to either be slightly darker versions of APA or beers that try to pass off lack of hops as maltiness. This is neither of those; it is a legitimately big and malt beer--and I like it. Nose is mile, just a touch fruity but a hint of earth. It’s a bit on the sweetside but that sweetness is expressed in the form of intense, almost exaggerated maltiness. The carbonation is perhaps a touch too strong for its full and slightly sticky texture but that is a small complaint. This is a nice change of pace from typical American offerings.

3.4
scottie137 (2) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
A good ale, with a decent, drinkable flavor. Didn't have a glass so hard to rate head and cooler very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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