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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bomber. Pours a light orange with a white head. Sweet aroma followed by a sweet caramel taste with some citrus. Usually not my favorite style but this is pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (412) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Pretty nice taste, dark amber color, has a syrupy thick quality, very malty with some hop presence as well, sort of like a wee heavy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (391) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2011
On tap. Pours a deep amber color with a stiff, root beer like head. Has a nice meaty palate with yeasty overtones. Overall this was excellent and perfect for Winter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2011
22oz. bomber brought back by BP on his trip to New England: Pours a fairly clear amber color with suprisingly little head and very little carbonation. The aroma is malty sweet, with some hints of fruitiness, toffee, faint spice and a hint of hops. Taste is fairly malty, sweet with that faint spice again - and a very mild hop finish to balance it all out. Very smooth and overall not a bad beer at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Good seasonal that I enjoy every year. BBC does very similar things on most of their beers and this one I think exemplifies the best of what they do. Big malt backbone with light hopping in the British tradition. If you are looking for a big ABV hop bomb you will be disappointed. Check your expectations and you will find a well crafted beer that strangely enough stands out for its lack of extremist tendencies and doesn’t follow the big beer crowd. If your worried that it doesn’t pack enough punch for the cold winter months, well its only sold in 22 oz bombers so that should make up the difference. Quantity and quality.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
22 oz. bottle from trade. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has moderately sweet caramel malt, citrus hops, grass, touches of ripe fruits and is a bit earthy. The flavor is similar with caramel malts, bread, slight ripe fruits, citrus and bittering hops, wheat grass, with just a hint of dust. This wasn’t bad, it just didn’t really work for me. I also found it interesting that the description said it was made to sustain you during the long New England winter and I thought it was more of a late summer beer. This was not big enough in flavor or mouthfeel to satisfy during the winter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex sour citrus and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
bottle, pours a nice ruby amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and slightly sour biscuit malt and lots of dry hop character. Flavor is a great balance of bread, rye, and doughy malts, with a nice punch of hops that complement the malt but don’t overpower. The malt character lingers while the hops mildly dry the tongue. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8050) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pours orange. Has that nice malt hoppiness to it that you’d get from a Rogue beer. Rated 2/26/05

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (615) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2010
22oz bomber vitalized by the rain. Taste is border line non fullfilling. Like an amped up ale but too poser like to sink in the taste of excellence. Pours solid tan brown sade with nothing to see through. Goes down like an ice cube down a wet slide, but has a slinky resistance to the aftertaste that keeps you coming back. The Berkshires are beautiful.


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