mikehanneman (63) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Wow..I can’t believe how low the ratings are for this GREAT RED ALE! Nice red ale flavor with a smooth finish. i don’t know how far out this ale goes for distribution, but it is brewed in a small city on Indiana. If you have the opportunity to pcik this beer up, do so. You will thank me!! sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Wow. Aroma is caramel, Light hops, drk red in color. Taste is Carmel, semi sweet, high malt, moderate hops that give the beer a bite at the back end. Very well balanced. The beer had a nice froth head from start to finish, lots of lace. May be the best red I have had! Highly recommended
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Very drinkable amber. Not as malty as some in the stlye, but well balanced. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of stfun. Pours red with a white head. Smells of citrus, caramel, roses, some earthy hints. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus, some pepper, sugary. Some residual bitterness accompanies a nice dry finish. johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Tursday night growler. Pours a brownish amber with 2 finger light tan head that left good lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, some apple, a little caramel. Flavor not as sweet as nose would indicate nice roasted flavor right off the bat before the caramel like sweetness sets in and then the light bitterness balancing in the end. Light to med body, mild carb, watery syrup texture, and an almost dry feel. I haven’t had this beer in years and only got the growler for rating puposes, but damn it is so much better than I remember from 10 years ago. I’ll most certainly be enjoying pints of this on a more regular basis.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2009
bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Source:12 oz bottle.
Appearance:Clear amber pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma:Sweet malt with an earthy note.
Flavor:Sweet caramel and toffee with a vanilla finish.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:Excellent. Was surprised by this.
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, it’s a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s easy to drink and enjoyable. It wouldn’t be hard to drink a few of these at a time. I think this is a good overall brew, I’d pick it up again in the future. It’s definitely worth a try if you come across it. quinndave88 (19) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
I very much liked this ale. Not the smoothest ale I’ve ever had, but very nice taste. I’ll definitely go back and pick up e few more bottles. MrRain00 (37) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2002
This is a nice, mild amber. It has good taste but not the typical overpowering kick of some ambers. You could drink quite a few of these & still be in good shape.