overall
38
45
style
RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A red ale, malty up front with a good hop and malt balance.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Tasted 1/6/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark amber hue. Trace head. Trace nose of caramel and little else. Medium bodied and crisp. Slightly oxidized. Sweet finish and mildly cloying. Moderate astringency. Estery in the finish. Decent, but nothing truly special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2008
(12oz bottle) Small off-white head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some citrus. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light toast, earthy. Light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Amber color, nice thick head. Sweet "red" amber malt smell and taste. Just a bit of caramel. The hops meet up with it and last through the mid body finish. You could drink a few in one sitting without getting tired.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Amber color...pillowy head, though it fades a little fast. Aroma of sweet malt. Front begins with a caramel malt sweetness...somewhat of a crisp mouthfeel, though not overpowering. Sweet malt flavor gradually blends with a subtle hop bite in the back...finish has a slight citrus tang to it. Though very basic in nature, this beer is pretty well balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Dark reddish orange, something very off in the aroma to me though other wise caramely. It is dryish but has a smokey malt element. Some of the small batch craft brew bandaid taste. Long hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7178) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2008
This one came in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-amber color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was light nut, caramel and fruit. The flavor was sour, tangy and nutty with a touch of fruit and some butter on the tangy finish. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Pours wiht an amber and reddishy color. Very malty flavors profile, a bit of caramel and some earthy notes. Not much hops, but a good food beer. Nice mouthfeel and palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Clear red body. Rich, syrupy malt backbone - very sweet with a hefty helping of aromatic hops. Kind of a stale chalkiness that kind of ruins what could be a very decent drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Nice amber body with an off white head Sweet corn notes really hurt his beer, both in aroma and flavor. Finish seemed to have some caramel notes, hops were alright.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (989) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 29, 2008
BOTM club. Amber pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Slight sweet taste with malt and a bitter peppery finish.


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