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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper/amber in color, cloudy, strong in alcohol (6.8% ABV). Clean lager character with some fruity ale notes. Earthy with flavors of tea and forest nuts. Distinct balance between malt and hops allows the creamy texture to really come through. We earned a medal at the Great American Beer festival in our first year of business with this one and it remains our house specialty to this day.

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3.3
fsquirrel29 (90) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2017
I don’t have a sophisticated palate like others on here. I enjoyed this beer. Not a top favorite, but it’s got a nice mild "porter" taste, but none of the heaviness of a typical porter or stout.

2.3
hopdog (12451) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Caramel and sweetness.

3.1
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
[7325-20150703] Tap. Sweet malty wet grains aroma has a light burlap nut note. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Light toasted sweet straw grains flavour. Medium body. Good, simple. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ Detroit Beer Co. brewpub, Detroit, MI)

2.4
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
2015-07-03. Dark amber body with a small beige head.3+ Aroma is odd, notes of lime and citrus, odd malt character. Flavour is similarly odd, strong mineral notes. Average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation. Did not care for this. On tap at the brewpub, Detroit.

3.5
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Aroma is yeasty and fruity cherry with a touch of cereal malt. Appears blood orange red with nice white foam and lace. Tastes bitter up front of charred malt, mildly sweet apple fruitiness, a touch of cherry. Palate is slightly fizzy, but nearly ordinary. Overall, solid, tastes like a red.

3.3
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Tap at brewery. Super dark reddish brown. Light head. Bready nose. Tastes a bit like a red, but is mostly yeasty, fruity, a bit heavy. Nice!

3.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice hazy amber to copper color with a half finger’s worth of white foamy head. When it started to dissipate, there was some stringy lacing. The smell had a roasty sort of nutty/fruitiness. The taste was nutty sweet. There was a creamy malty aftertaste with the pretty much the same kind of finish. On the palate, it sat fairly light to show a decent sessionability about it. Overall, hey, not a bad altbier. I could see myself having this again and possibly even having it with its respected food.

2.8
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Aroma is strong, but reminds me of the amateur homebrewer - dank, earthy basement smells, not appealing. Taste was better, but average at best. Tried again in glass and let it breathe for a minute at a better temperature. Much better. I get the fruit notes in the beer much better.

3.6
GIJOE (1196) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours dark copper with a thin white head; lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is toasted malts and hop with a hint if grassiness. Taste is a bright pop of moderately bitter hops with a floral finish. Full bodied, lively carbonation. Nice brew! Way to go Motown! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
At an airport lounge in Detroit; I wanted to go local. Flavourful, sweet malts, nicely balanced. Just what I want for an airport layover.


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