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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Slim Chance ale combines the best attributes of a crisp, refreshing ale without the extra calories. Golden kilned malt and a touch of wheat create this smooth, satisfying ale that is not your typical light beer.

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1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerdrinker79 (2120) - Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2010
12 o. bottle- Pours pale golden with a decent head and good lacing, aroma is kind of spicy, better than expected in the nose. The flavor is not better than expected, blahh, only with a hint of dirty socks. The flavor mellows out as it sits and the dirty socks kind of fade, it becomes more watered down and flat towards the end.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eaglefan538 (3034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle during the Superbowl. The pour was pale golden, weak head, weak lacing. The aroma was wheat, rice, corn, grains, touch of citrus fruits. The flavor followed, some toasty/nutty elements mixed in there, citrus stronger than in the aroma, grains supporting, though. Mouthfeel was light, low carbonation, meh.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Aroma is honey, grain, some toast, and fruity spicy hops. Flavor is honey, grain, toast, some fruit and a bitter spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. Clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Light aroma of wheat bread and thats about it. Flavor is about the same, just a touch of malt and the faintest amount of bitterness. Light body, active carbonation and a slightly water mouth feel. Pretty bland all around but Id take this over an American Macro Lager any day.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Better than frat water but not a beer drinkers beer at all. I didnt finish it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
poisoneddwarf (2388) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2010
12 oz bottle into English pint. Aroma is a little spicy, a little sweet; floral. Pours pale golden with small head, decent lacing. After tasting, my first thought is: weird. I really dont know quite what to make of it. Its bland, thats for sure, but there are no off-notes. A vast improvement over your average macro light lager, but, and here I want to use the word dull because it doesnt do much of anything interesting to the taste buds...okay, where did my thought processes go? Its a little salty, too. Carbonation is medium. I think it would make a great lawnmower beer--something you dont have to think too much about, but will quench the thirst in the sweltering heat. Its February, however. My lawnmower has a cape on right now and is hiding from the sun, so....Im sure the score would be higher in the summer time is what Im getting at. I think. The only other craft light beer Ive ever had is Sam Adams Light, and I would much rather drink this, not for quality reasons, mind you, but because Sam Adams Light is too malty for my liking. My overall assessment is that this is interesting, yet dull. Its a contradiction, I know, but I dont know how else I can explain this strange beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Not bad for a light beer. It has good malt notes with a light hop feel at the end. It does not come over as being watery. It does have some flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Red Hook Ale Brewery, Inc.--Slim Chance Light Ale--New Logo--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 3.90% ABV--18 IBUs. (4.5 / 5.0) Light Beer--Rich lacy white head. Nucleating fizzy thin clear bright light gold color. Mild floral hop front. Crisp refreshing mildly tangy mild sweet delicate caramel tasty body. Balanced tangy refreshing light citrus hop end. Well done flavorful Micro Light Beer. Rate @ 4.5 as a Light Beer, but only 3.0 as a brew. Sampled 3/5/2009. 6-Pack--$6.99.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle from BevMo. Bottle. Grainy aroma. Clear golden body, small head. Very mild, but not unpleasant flavor. Some slightly sweet cereal notes.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet corn aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet corn flavor, metalic, balancing bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: * /4


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