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Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A traditional pale ale with a deep copper color, a caramel/malt flavor and a rich hop aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-7-12- Poured from bomber into pint glass Appearance – Pours a wonderful deep amber color with a big off white colored head. The head has fantastic retention and retains its strength for quite some time but it eventually fades over time to give a decent amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is on the lighter side with hints of roasted malt some caramel smells as well as some floral and citrus hop aroma. Taste – A sweeter bready malt flavor with hints dark fruit are the first to meet the tongue. As the taste moves on light hop flavor of a floral and very light citrus flavor come to the tongue. The beer seems to bitter more toward the middle with the advent of the hop, but then again seems to sweeten toward the end where flavors of a caramel nature meet the tongue Where a slightly bitter caramel and malty flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with the carbonation level being the same. Overall - A pretty good “not so” pale ale with nicer roasted grainy flavors. While it has god flavors it is nothing to really go out of the way for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Growler. Pours amber with an off white head. Toffee malts, faint earthy and floral hops, light fruity notes, and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10317) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Bottle. Pours copper/amber. White head. Nose and taste of pine, biscuit malt, caramel, resin and light grass. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1461) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Reminds me of an English style pale ale, which I am not much a fan of. The hops are subdued and the malt comes forth more in a very sweet way. Not good. I can drink it, but for a pale ale not enjoyable at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear, deep gold with a fine white cream head. Decent stuff, pretty basic. Lots of bready malts, some brown sugar, a bit of caramel, light bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, bready malts, some toasty doughy bread. Easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2013
the simple goodness of a pale ale. A full growler enjoyed. Dark amber color. Aroma is very light flower hope with some buttery sweet malt behind it. Toast with caramel taste and mild bitterness. Really the kind of beer they would love in Deerfield and the Berkshires.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep coppery amber with a thin white head. Soft malt, toast on the nose, a very faint dusting of hops. Medium bodied, toasty malt and a touch of sweet toast. Soft bitterness into the finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
My bottle is 3 months past the best by date so I assume this is skewing the beer’s qualities a little. Strongest notes of caramel and sweet bread. Decent amount of carbonation and thin mouthfeel. A good beer that doesn’t jump out in any way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Darien. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral, tropical hops and very faint pale malts. The taste is citrus hops and toasted caramel malts. Medium bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (210) - West Hartford, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Tap pour into plastic cup. Doesn’t help with the nose.bright and fizzy on the tongue moderate hops up front. Finished with s clean wheat taste.solid sipper.

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