RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A full-bodied amber ale with a rich, smooth flavor, just the right balance of hops and notes of caramel and toffee.

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3.6
Drake (13724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Lowes Foods in Hickory, NC on 4/7/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Malty, nutty aroma. The taste is caramel, nuts, chocolate and bitter hops. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Nice beer.

3.1
italianjohn (3129) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pale amber pour thin off white head light lacing ... aroma is mostly caramel malts little roasted ... taste is burnt caramel and toffee, toasted malts with a nice bitter hop bite in the finish .... average and easy drinking with a nice bite in the end

3.8
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2011
On draft ay Carolina Ale House. Roasty caramel aroma. Deep copper color. Large off white head. Well balanced beer. Not overly malt and only slightly Roasty taste. One of my favorite amber ales.

3.3
jsmerig (1583) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Aroma of roasted maple. Taste is smoked and toasted dark malt with a touch of raspberry. The malt sweetness is quickly offset by peppery hops, resulting in a clean crisp finish.

3.3
bth122 (1554) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Poured a copper color, smaller head. Aroma of caramel malts and toffee. Med/lite sweetness, slight bitter. Good balance. Smooth.

3.1
haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 3, 2011
an ok little creamy beer. Refreshing on an hot afternoon in downtown greensboro, bit lacking in palate and character but did alright in a warm NC afternoon

3.8
HighlanderOne (1327) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 On tap at Packs tavern. Faint malt aroma. Pretty amber opaque, some lacing. Toasted malt flavor with nut and toffee notes. Crisp dry hop flavors as well. Creamy feel. Not bad.

3.3
emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
Pours a clean copper amber with one finger of sticky off white head. Nose is grainy with some sweetness and herbal hop character. Lots of off flavors, grassy with some diacetyl. Grainy, with some bitterness.

3.4
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours a mostly translucent amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and hint of spicy hops. Flavor of toffee, nuts and caramel. Hints of some spicy hop notes. But mostly a toffee malty beer.

2.7
nickd717 (4679) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
On tap at He’s Not Here in Chapel Hill. Clear amber in color with a small but lasting white head. The aroma is caramel malts, toffee, and biscuit, rather bready with only mild hop presence. Caramel malts on the flavor with biscuit and toffee and maybe some mild citrusy hops, although they are faint. Medium body with average carbonation. This beer fits the definition of "average" - nothing exciting about it but nothing offensive.


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