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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4165) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Pours an autumnal blood orange into a shaker. Off-white head quickly recedes to sicken surface. Mild caramel aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning crisp and dry in the lasting citrus finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1129) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours a dark golden color. Aroma consists of malts, hops, and caramel. Taste is pretty much the same with a little citrus in the back end. Leaves a hop aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle:   Dirty golden, cloudy, large rocky off-white head, spots of lacing.   Overriped fruits on the nose, also slight cardboard.   Past its prime?   Lets see... Malt forward, hops are hidden if at all, aged fruit, slight whole wheat like breadiness, with faded caramel.   Hmmm, not bad, but a little flat.   I bet this would have been sharper about 6 months ago.   As is not too bad, but I think over the hill a bit.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Dull caramel and citrus linger.   Tasty, even if a little expired, or at least seems to be.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (841) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 On draught. Amber maroon pour with a thin white head. Aroma of dark berries and almonds. Sweet taste of dark fruit, sugar and malt with a faint citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Draft at Ten Tables in JP. Pours a rustic orange color with a small foamy off white head. Nose is lightly nutty with a light coriander spice and a hint of sweet caramel malt. Palate is full and smooth. Flavors of light spicy autumnal notes with a nice sweet malt in the finish and hints of caramel and toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
A cloudy toffee-brown pub ale. Large rocky head. Thick lace sticks to the glass. Color turns light yellow at the edges. The smell is the sweet biscuity aroma of a pub ale. A mild, flowery hop as well. The malt is dry and bready. Very very nice. The malt flavor dominates the taste, like a slightly sweet amber. The roasted qualities of the malt make the sweetness work. Hops are mild and estery. Somewhere between an amber and a brown, although slightly more of an amber flavor. The feel is medium bodied; a nice milky, creamy thickness on the way down. It’s a really easy drinking beer with goo dbody and balanced roasted/sweet flavors. Top notch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Date: February 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: hazy amber, frothy beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, caramel malt, sweet citrus and orange
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice fruity orange, light balancing hops, touch of bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4615) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2009
In Northfield, MA. Dark brownish head with healthy fizzy head. Fruity, citrus nose. Some fruits in the taste. Gets dry and malty in the finish. Quite peculiar, really. A bit fizzy in the mouthfeel, with a sweet and malty finish. Not sure about this one. Don’t want to seem weird, but subsequent sips remind me very much of sushi...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Muddy light brown color with a slightly off-white head. Weak aroma of malts... barely noticeable at least for me. Slightly fruity taste. Kind of dry feeling overall. Very minimal hops. Moderate taste of malts through and through.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (1876) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Poured from the 1 pt. 6 fl. oz bottle most likely brewed just a few weeks prior to my tasting in Feb. ’09. The pour was a reddish-amber tone with an adequate supply of foamy beige head that sticks around and provides a little lacing action. The aroma is floral with a note of hops. Medum mouthfeel. The hops are more evident in the taste than they are in the aroma and there is a sweet and bitter end to the flavor. A fine brew for those chilly winter evenings.


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