Additional notes 10/10
Six years on since my original review, I still really love this beer. Today I paid $8.23 for a sixer, so this is still fantastic value.
Color in 2010 seems even richer than ever and the malt depth is always impressive to me. Great aftertaste of mellow caramel sweetness is just so satisfying and pleasing to me.
Highly drinkable, great value truly one of my favorite beers in the USA.
Original notes 10/04
Really pretty good for around $7 a sixer.
This is a very attractive beer indeed. A really crystal clear orange/amber hue and an attractive (if somewhat short-lived) head result from the pour. Some very extensive lacing.
Whether this beer is particularly true to the style is debatable, with a very sweet malt start that lingers and overpowers any significant bitterness. Rounded malts with a pleasing aftertaste. Satisfying. Clean finish.