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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9208) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Great beer. Nose of apples, snappy biscuit and pear hops, wheat, corn cob and stewed peaches. Thick, hoppy and sweet, then it turns just the slightest bit sour (yeast?), before finishing as a gooey old apple and pear thing. Great stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7515) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Beer pours a clear golden color. The aroma is malts, grain, caramel. Flavor is a light caramel, with notes of sugar and grain.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7438) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain), trace hops (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dull.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6448) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
This pours with a light orange color, more than "golden", nicely active and with just the barest remnants of a white head. Theres a light bready aroma. I like the texture ... pleasantly carbonated. Wow, this is yeastier than Id expected almost like underbaked bread. Lightly caramelled, almost citric. Nice flavors. Nice beer. (#2666, 1/27/07)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (6433) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
POured a light straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma was grassy some caramel and thats about it. Flavor was much the same, really bland, some hints of hop bitterness detected as well.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (6342) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2006
12 oz Bottle pours out a haze gold almost no head. A lot of grain to it. not a good one that is for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (6066) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Golden body with a small white head. Nose is malty and sweet with soft meon notes and caramel. Taste is malty and sweet as well with a bit of citrus and lightly spiced hops. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation. Finishes with more citrus notes, sweet malts and caramel.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (5881) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2003
This brew poured a small head of bubbles that left behind a fiar lacing and transparent brown colored uncarbonated body. Its mouthfeel was hoppy and acidic and it had a very mild undiscernable aroma. The flavor was mild malted slightly hoppy and dialectyl.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (5832) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Subtle honey and grain on the nose. Amber color, medium white head. Moderately strong tinny taste of mulberry and yeast. Grass finish. Theres a slightly soapy presence throughout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5649) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Bottle. Rich caramel and toffee nose with light fruitiness. Mostly malt with a little chalky/cellary component, slightly toasty. Golden-bodied with a slight orange tint and creamy beige head. Taste restrains the toast a bit and allows the fruitiness to come to the fore. No bitterness, mild-medium sweetness. Thin body, even watery. Again, mostly malty, with caramel leading the way, and a hint of butter, light herbs and veggie and even a splash of honey. Good one.


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