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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (5986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
22oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s liquors. Best before 06/06/2013. Color is amber with a thin white head. Nose is the Berkshire house yeast with light caramel malt. The taste was lightly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops. German or European hops is what it reminds me of. Lighter side of medium in body. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On tap in a plastic cup. Pours amber with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel and a little toffee from the malts plus some dough and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap pours orange copper with little of white head. The aroma is light of toasted grain, mostly bready. The flavor is smooth grain and earthy German hops with a light fruity green apple crisp drying finish. Not bad, mostly simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3409) - 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 (2357) - 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 (16932) - 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 (18075) - 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 (706) - 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.


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