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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper amber in color, this medium bodied ale has a great balanced flavor. A fruity spicy hop finish compliments in malty caramel taste. Think of English pale ale dry hopped with German Tettnang hops. This ale was made to sustain you during the long New England winter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle split with hobbie100. Thanks Richard! A: Orange-brown hue with a medium-sized head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. S: Fruits, spices, malt. T: This was my favorite of the five Berkshire Brewing beers I had the opportunity to try recently. It was the most complex and interesting, and of course had the best flavor. Spices are integrated nicely into the overall flavor of the beer, with no artificial tasting fake flavors. I have had many winter warmer beers that I found less than pleasant. This was a pleasant surprise. M: Medium body, good feel. D: A solid beer. I’d definitely drink it again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle at Nate’s Leaving Do care of Leighton. Colours clear chestnut brown. Nose is sour. Unfortunately it’s a touch infected. Nose is wild yeast, grainy malt husk underneath. Taste is the same. Like a Belgian bruin. Not that unpleasant but not what was intended.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mctizzz (3) - north adams, Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2012 does not count
Look forward to this one every winter, Berkshire Brewing Company does not dissapoint

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
At Nates leaving do. Syrupy malt not great. Some hop. Some orange tangerine but syrupy strong and not my thing

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10987) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Bottle shared at the Kernel. Bottle seems a bit off kind of sour. Still drinkable it itsd way, but I will need to have again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2012
On tap. Red-brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malty, sweet. Medium body, a little oily. Flavor is pretty much malt, on the sweeter side, caramel, a little spice. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2012
On tap. Appearance is a dark caramel, slight deep red hue, white head, good carbonation. Aromas are on the malty side, spices, cinnamon and a slight nutmeg. Palate is almost all malt, with a balanced spice hitting the mid palate of nutmeg and a light cinnamon. Really not a spicy beer, but it does balance out the malt forwardness. Not bad for a winter offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1007) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Poured from a tall bottle purchased in MA into a short glass to drink. The beer had a rich brown color with a slight reddish hue and a smaller, creamy dark tan head with mild cling and retention. It featured malty scents of caramel, molasses, and slight touches of coffee and chocolate, along with some earthy hops for balance. The taste was fairly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops as well. A smooth, wet, and lighter beer with low to average carbonation and a thin mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
So not sure why ratebeer has this down as a strong ale. 22oz bomber. Light tan ale color with well holding white 3 finger head. Aroma is a little plain breadiness and sweet grain. The taste is a bit deeper with orange hops and spicy yeast and on the whole sweetness. Well balanced and fresh palate like all of Berkshire brews

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22-ounce bottle courtesy of HikerCT. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours a bright light brown color with a single-finger off-white head that has some spotty lacing. The nose carries a bit of light caramel and some bread, not too much else. The flavor is equally bland. Some bread. Maybe bread crust, too. Yay! Not much in the way of spicing, so at least it’s not overspiced. Medium body and quite chewy. Blah. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-17-2011


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