RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Lightly sweet caramel malt with light bitterness to finish. Smooth, lightly fruity, and sessionable. But, ultimately quite bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (11266) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle. Cherry, caramel malt, and grass aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grass/quinine hops. Nothing much here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Red pour with an off-white head. Aroma is nuts, spice, and dark malts. Taste is musty, veggies, and roasted nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zane_Hilton (11) - USA - AUG 7, 2010
citrus, bitter, lively, full body, spruce, very bitter, medium sourness, light sweetness, Its not bad for a domestic ale. I would certainly pick it over bud, coors, or miller, but Id take a nice micro brew lager above it any day...even in the winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle from Sprinkle. Clear heavy red-orange color. Bubbly head. Aroma is caramelly sweet with peet moss. Flavor is dry and caramelly bitter. Finish is bready and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheWife (20) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
While in Indiana visiting family, I had a bottle of this. It pours a clear reddish brown with a medium head. There is a strong after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MeadMe (1650) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2010
A: Pours a nice dark amber with a tall tan head. Okay retention with some lace. S: Aromas of sweet caramel malt, and doughy bread. T: Candy malt sweetness for sure. The bread is there with notes of sweet fruit and a dash of citrus. M Medium in body D: Okay brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2010
12 oz bottle
A pick up from a recent run to Kentucky/Indiana I grabbed several different releases from Oaken Barrel. I hope they are all as well thought out as this amber. It blew away my expectations in almost every way and it would be very tempting to buy a sixer if I were ever back in the area. Dont pass on it for being "just another light beer".

Aroma / Appearance - The short lived beige head collapses into a carbonated blood red body. Vibrant orange edges glow brightly in the sunlight. The nose is a mix of stale sawdust and chocolate dipped cherry bites. The oaky hops give this a nice presence without overwhelming the eager nose.

Flavor / Palate - Wood chips, melted cheap waxy chocolate, and noble hops ground this as a solid sessionable beer. The hops definitely make themselves known but do not dominate. I could easily have finished two or three of these while kicking back. Oaken Barrel seems to be a brewery worth keeping an eye on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1980) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a red/amber color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. It smells mostly like caramel malt, along with some pine hops and a nutty aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel malt, piney hops and a bit of a fruity taste. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, its easy to drink and enjoyable. It wouldnt be hard to drink a few of these at a time. I think this is a good overall brew, Id pick it up again in the future. Its definitely worth a try if you come across it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
draft, amber, medium head. Some hops, malty and sweet, not that impressive but has some character.

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