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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German Style brown ale brewed with dark, rich Belgian specialty malts and domestic whole hops. The alt will have a dark copper color and will have a slightly fruity, bittersweet flavor. It is a beer for the more adventurous, for people with an appreciation for a beer with a rich malt character and a balanced hop finish.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4662) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Thanks hophead 75. Pours a reddish copper with a one finger frothy tan head. The nose is sweet and malty, a lagery smell, leafy hops, some caramel, grain. Flavor is malty and bready, has a mild hop character, smooth and easy to drink. Palate shows low carbonation and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
12oz bought at Julios in February. A clear and rather dark pour offering a slowly fading sheet of off-white foam. Straight-up nutty toastiness takes a fair part of both taste and aroma. Minimal bready layer quickly gives in to slightly burnt biscuit. Soft leafy hoppiness lacks the freshness of a draught offering in Dusseldorf, but provides a clean bitterness. All throughout, while some residual can be perceived, it leans more towards dryness than most, avoiding any caramel territory and most of the fruity one as well. The result is a rather simple beer, but it works. Good for what it is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (6138) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Light gold pour with off white head and lace. Brown sugar and light malt on the nose. Toasted malt flavor and medium bitter. Slightly thin to medium bodied. Decent drinker with a nice bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2008
bottle thanks to RCL. poured a brown with ruby highlights and an off-white head. aroma was very light with caramel and some floral notes. flavor was some caramel and some hops. this was a little dry also. high carbonation

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle thanks to Ericandersnavy. Pours brown with some ruby hue’s, beige head. Not much aroma, some very slight fruit and hops. Flavor is more bitter then sweet, faint hints of fruit. Palate is light body, high carbonation. Overall, not bad but not very good. Pretty dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3591) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one. Dark brown, ruby tinged body that throws up an off-white head. Leathery malt aroma. Sweet overall with some sourness that leads to a tangy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2943) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2008
A dark brown appearance with a beige head. The aroma contains some nutmeg, caramel, and chocolate. The flavor is a bit dry with some caramel, chocolate with a nutty presence. This seems more like a brown than any alt Ive had but it was pretty good anyway.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Thin brown pour with no head, looks like a coke. Juicier bodied brew with toasted malts and caramel and vanilla touch. Dusty malty fruit character, with a souring, quiet finish. Decent brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 Aroma of roasted malt. A bit watery, malty, some nuttiness. Light on taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (3333) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2008
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with am expiration date of September. Presumably this is September 2008. Pours dark brown with a little ruby red mixed in. But it mostly brown. There is a beige, creamy head that stays around for a while. Aroma of cocoa, malts, and hops. Feels bold in the mouth. I can notice some hops in the flavor but it is not overpowering at all. Overall it comes across as crisp and clean. This was a nice brew.


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