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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
There is a lot of malt in this Red ale, five different types of Caramel, Munich, Chocolate and 2 Row Pale Malts. This gives it an assertive caramel flavor. It is well balanced with high hop bitterness from Chinook Hops and with Hallertau and Sazz hops for flavor and aroma. Reddish in color.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Draft, at Northwoods. Another fizzy and hoppy brew. More of a pale ale in taste. Again, the hops tend to overwhelm what malt there is.

nuplastikk (6416) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Fruity, nutty, buttery aroma. A pretty unimpressive Amber, malt dominated, messy. A touch of woody vanilla. Seems a touch off. Shallow medium body.

esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Clear copper with a thin tan quickly fading topped that leaves a small ring of lace. Aroma of toffee, malt and brown sugar. Taste is ho-hum with light malt and a touch of toffee and nuts.

BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Clear light amber pour with a small white head. Mild caramel nose. Lighter palate. Caramel and metallic taste.

arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours red with white head, aroma is citrus and a bit of copper. Taste is some citrus in the beginning leading into caramel and copper tinges and finishing a bit bitter. This would be much better if it was bigger in all regards.

satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
nose of light resin, lightly floral hops. appearance is light amber. nose also contains a sticky, nearly sickly sweet caramel note, yet another malt extract bomb from this ’brewery’. still, flavor is nearly well hopped with some bitterness to comfort me. well carb’d and by far the best body from any of their roster so far.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Amber/reddish color, had a decent lasting white head. Very nice caramelly, fruity aroma, dark friuts that is. Nice malt base to it, sweet, rich with a good shot of hops in the finish, very tasty brew, might have a new brewer or something but the beers are tasting much better than the last time I had them.

SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2008
In the bottle thanks to hurrisnow. This does indeed pour somewhat reddish in color, but I really get no cedar aroma at all. No head. A bolus of diacetyl emerges if you try to smell this. Butter, rancid butter. The flavor reveals some serious fermentation temperature mistakes here. I’m glad I only had to drink about 2 ounces of this frankenstein. Crapola indeed.

ChainGangGuy (4920) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy, red-amber body with a small white head. Smell: Faint caramel with, well let me put it this way: "Parkay". Taste: I don’t know where to begin. Weak, grainy flavor. Faint whisper of hops on the finish. Mostly, though, it’s butter through and through. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A beer riddled with problems.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 08, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: strong sweet dyactyl aroma
Body: slick body
Flavor: rich buttered caramel flavor, light balancing bitterness
Overall: would go great with microwave popcorn, or on microwave popcorn
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: * /4

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle from brewpub: Pours a transparent amber orange with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of strange tart sauerkraut and toasted caramel malt. It took a while for me to get past the aroma and actually take a sip. Body has some faintly sweet grainy notes and earthy bittering hops toward a watery finish. It seems infected from the aroma, but I don’t taste it as much in the body, although it is pretty watery.

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