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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust traditional English ale with a fine roasty-toasty flavor, handcrafted from select roasted barleys that impart its red-brown hue.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle... Slightly hazey amber pour; thin tan head. Nothing overpowering in the aroma, mostly roasted malts and some piney/herbal hop notes. Flavor is quite good...robust and malty, but not sweet. Toasted malt aftertaste with nice hop bitterness for balance. Crisp and refreshing while still full-bodied. Doesn’t really scream "English Style" to me, but as an "Amber Ale", it’s good.


3.6
twindadplus2 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2017
Medium brown color with a small foamy off white head. Caramel malt aroma with a heavy candied fruit sweetness. Light, dough and caramel malt flavor with a bittersweet tingle that fades to a long sweet, roasty, brown sugar finish. Medium bodied with a smooth palate and light carbonation. One of my favorites.

3.3
Carlisle (745) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Draft at Wisconsin State Fair. Pours bronze color with off-white head. Caramel aroma. Biscuity malt with caramel, graham cracker, and brown sugar notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Deep amber body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, apricot and toasted grain The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Some English characteristics, especially the caramel, but not a lot. Too sweet.

3.1
Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Aroma is sweet caramel and biscuit, pours a clear amber/brown with a dusting of light brown head. This has some nut and roast notes, but is predominantly sweet caramel. The mouthfeel is slightly sticky, with a sweet finish. I’d prefer a bit more roast and dryness, but it’s not bad.

3.2
Jrwhitney6 (496) - - MAY 24, 2016
Beer of month club. Pours a rich copper with thin white head - very attractive. Nose is a little odd - a lot going on - some malt, lemon zest, and a V-8 like smell, too. Taste is malt, caramel, and some bitterness on the finish. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
floydslip (399) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Deep amber beer with a medium foamy off white head. Subtle nose of toasted bread, light caramel, and candied nuts. Flavor is a bit more pronounced with a sweet toffee base overlaid with some scorched nuts and toast finishing with a slightly acrid bitterness. Pretty good.

3.4
climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Beer club offering. Dark Amber w thin pale head. Aroma of bread w malty toffee. Taste a bit sweet w mild hop tang that has slick finish. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Lutz2jm (277) - North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2016
Lots of caramel malt and sweet flavors. Not overly complicated and none of the flavors are over the top. Very nice and balanced. An enjoyable beer.

3.2
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pours a light amber color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, floral and light fruit aroma and flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Caramel, toffee and biscuit finish.

3.2
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle. Nutty toffee malt and straw aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet nutty toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Medium body. Okay.


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