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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its call is intoxicating. An aroma that beckons you to pull up a stool and linger over its toasted malt character. Next, a deep kiss of liquid lust that will caress your tongue, thanks to an array of toasty Pale, Crystal (30 and 75), what, Carapils and roasted barley malts balanced by the subtle bite of Willamette and Fuggle hops. Its a brew that will seduce your heart, mind and palette.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Solid Amber; not great, not bad. Hard for me to review since it's probably the style I have the least amount of interest in. Smooth, good malt profile and nice touch of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwoodward (575) - - NOV 16, 2013
Had a glass on tap as part of a sampler at the brewery. Solid effort for a boring style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
burg326 (5402) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Might have been an old bottle but poured an amber color with aromas toast, biscuit and light floral hops. Fla ors were the same less the hops, it was more of a hops were there but now have gotten moldy flavor, bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5018) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/19/2013. Pours lightly hazy ruby copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light roast, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, floral, grass, lemon/orange zest, light pine, light roast, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, citrus, floral, grass, light pine, and light roast on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of malt and hop flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale! All around good balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a rich, dark copper with 2-inch tan head that was initially persistent, but then disappeared completely leaving some Belgian lace. It provided an initial nose of toasted bread and biscuits. Some floral hops? Not so sure. Medium body with slightly unpleasant metallic taste mixed with caramel and butter. Short on the palate. Not a favorite.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackflag321 (661) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Drank several over a weekend. I thought the coppery taste of the first one was just a bad bottle, but it was there in the others, too. Mediocre.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5316) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
On draft at JP Ann Arbor. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Nose is some toasted malts, some bread, some slight biscuit character, and mild floral hops. Flavor is similar with bread, toast, biscuit, and some fruity and floral hops. Mild bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1385) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2013
On tap. Pours a deep amber brown with a thinner eggshell head. Nose involves quite a bit of caramel, some honey, orange, toast, toffee, and nuts. Pretty sweet with a fair bitterness. Medium bodied, fair carb, with an herbal bitter finish. A decent, drinkable brew, but kind of dull. Not especially exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
Draft. Aroma has notes of cereal malts and fruits. Medium amber hue with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery average. Overall a decent brew with a little infection going on.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
salishan1969 (16) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
I really wanted to like this more than I did, the only thing holding me back from rating it higher was the beer itself. It has a cool label design and comes in a cool stubby bottle ala Red Stripe. Thats really where the good stuff ends, not much worth reporting otherwise. Just pretty mediocre, I would like it better if it was free. I would drink it again, I just wouldnt pay for it again.


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