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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our Flagship offering, Back East Ale is a medium-bodied amber ale. This amber-colored beer features a subtle fruity aroma with hints of vanilla and peach. It has a smooth malt character that is nicely balanced with just a slight hop bitterness and a clean, crisp finish. Once you taste this favorite, we’re sure you’ll be reaching for another "Back East"!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Dark amber color. Medium bitterness. Toffee, toast, roasty malts. Subtle fruit flavors. Crisp, pilsner-like hops (grassy/spruce). Balanced. A good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (1246) - - DEC 8, 2014
Fairly malt forward ale. Caramel, nutty, earthy in both aroma and taste. Hops are muted. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Sample at brewery. Lightly hazy red amber with large-bubbles head and good lacing. Aroma is lightly nutty and sour with earthy hops and toasted grain. Some smoke and bandaid phenols. Taste is tart berries and banana with toasted grain, earthy hops, and light pine. Better than the golden but still not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5210) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of pale and caramel malts, floral hops, and some dough. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average texture. Not bad for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2014
On draft, poured a clear amber/gold into the pint glass. White head that dissipated rather quickly. Bready malty aroma, I knew this was going to be way too sweet when I smelled it, and it was. Some resin hops in the finish. Unbalanced poor offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Can: clear copper pipe colored body with a mild red tint, topped with a beige, big-bubbled head that settles to a flimsy collar. Aroma has notes of toasty bread & caramel, almost Munich malt-like with lightly fruity hints, perhaps some apple or red grape. Doughy. Taste has a nice toasted dough & baked bready vibe with faint hints of spice, caramel, & leafy hops in the finish. Full of crystal malt flavors but the sweetness is tame. It’s not exactly anything special but it’s still tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
12oz can poured into glass. Amber color with a thin head. Slight malt aroma mixed with some hops. Nothing super special really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2012
On tap at brewery, very light and clean beer, very good for the masses a little to plain for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3252) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Very safe drinkable flagship beer. All flavors and aromas are nicely balanced with light noble hops and light caramel maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pours copper/red with a white head. Malty nose up front with some earthy undertones. Tastes semi sweet with some fruity touches on the finish.

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