afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a two finger off-white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of bready slightly nutty malts with an earthy hop character and a touch of caramel. Taste is earthy hops, bready nutty malt, and a touch of caramel in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and a crisp drying finish. A damn fine brew.
czar (3288) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(tough to mind that label, joke or not) pours hazy very light golden with an abnormal white head, good retention and lacing. sweetish and spicy malts, hint of toastiness, dose of dirt, citrus, metal, hco3. overly carbonated, foamy, light body, grassy-peppery-spicy finish. DP.
TATE (242) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. I’m qualifying this rating by saying I got an old bottle. It almost feels like they gave me the sample bottle above the bar. Why do they keep these so long? Anyway, it was cloudy and had a bit of phenolic flavor that was off putting. I think I would like a fresh one though as I like the lower amount of hops used on the English Pale Ale than the typical APAs.
CamdenD (1028) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent malt noise, amber color, taste is a bit watery, drinkablesurely but unimpressive, mostly average.
TheHOFF43 (1435) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
My favorite part of this beer was the dog on the label. Really not good at all. Looked alright.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught from the salt exchange in Portland. Amber pour, little head, some malts and such but a very low carbed meh feel overall.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Maine. Barley flavor is the primary basis of this beer with a bitter, grassy hop note adding texture.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, floral hops, citrus fruits, nuts, and grass. Taste of citrus, nuts, caramel malts, and a lightly bitter finish.
MarkBarnes (364) - Waterville, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
July 18, 2010; 12-oz. bottle. Sample while on vacation in Camden, Maine (just down the road from Lincolnville). This Andrews brew is an interesting take on the English Pale Ale style; reminds me quite a bit of Saranac Pale Ale, although the former is not as good as the latter, being a bit "flat" tasting.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft from the Great Lost Bear
Note: I assume this is the same as Andrew’s Old English Ale which is how it was listed at Great Lost Bear. It pours a nice amber color with a foamy white head. The light nose has a slight fruity note paired with a bit of tea. The taste is very mild and seems light for an English pale ale. Tea, slight stale florals, a bit of fruitiness, and a light back bitterness round out the flavor profile. Light to medium in body with a medium finish. This brew lacks character. My first thought is to skip this brew. I bought a bottle elsewhere to compare to the version on tap.
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a shop in Wisscassett
It pours a deep, cloudy amber color with a dense, foamy white head. Nice to finally see a bottle conditioned beer again. The nose seems to have quite a bit of fusels in it along with notes of florals (lavender perhaps?), a bit of caramel malt, and grain. The flavor is overly bitter and filled with those fusels. A bit of a perfume note and some dirt mixes in as well. Not an enjoyable brew. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a medium, nasty, bitter finish. This beer has encouraged me to buy some sort of handheld device where I can always access the internet. I can only assume that this beer rated very poorly. Had I known that, I would never have bought it. If this is the same beer that I had on tap at the Great Lost Bear, then by all means, avoid this beer in the bottle. Better yet, avoid it in any form because it wasn’t very good on tap either. 3/3/2/2/5
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: I’ve just got to say that the labels on these Andrew’s beers are hilarious. Poured with hardly any head at all, that was down to nothing in seconds. Body is a very nice, burnt orange color, and quite cloudy.
S: Quite hoppy and citrusy. Very nice.
T: The citrus and hops are quite apparent, as the beer finishes quite hoppy and dry. Average duration on the flavor.
M: Light bodied, with a thin texture that has a touch of oiliness to it. Average carbonation.
D: A good pale ale that manages to compete with some of the big boys. Very tasty and hoppy.