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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3272) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazed dark amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and left lots of spotted lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel, malt, and just a hint of fruit. The flavor is equally enjoyable with caramel and malt with some very mild hops at the finish. Smooth mouthfeel that borders on being silky. Good stuff and underrated.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
at Honest Town BrewPub–on tap-pours an off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is slightly sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, secondary floral hops. Doesn’t quite mesh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Pours an orange foliage esc in coloration, little head. smells very malty with caramel and spices in the nose. Taste well rather unpleasant, but not undrinkable caramel hop and malt a little too over-spiced and watery at the same time.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 18, 2008
1/28/08 notes: pours amber with little head. Nice aroma of hops, and strong scented malt-sugar. Flavor is toffee, roasts, fruit (apricot?), and bock-like use of creamy malts. The latter especially evident in the sweet mellow finish. A little light on the finish, and nothing too new, but good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Dark amber. Very malt forward with light hops. Not too sweet. Well balanced.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3803) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Thanks to RCL for this really fresh brew. Big cloudy brown iced tea color and appearance. Majestic pale ale flavor with out overdoing it. Bitter on the medium low side. Fresh pale ale aromas, nothing out of the ordinary or distracting. Some chocolate comes thru on the big gulps. This is just one big fresh beer! Thanks Ray. One of the more refreshing american strong ales I’ve had.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Draft at Willimantic Brewing Company. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is of grapes, hops, and malt with hints of spice. Flavor is rather sweet with hints of fruit and hops, but has a malty, caramel finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft. Not a bad brew by the Berkshire people.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1465) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep amber color with a 1/2" cream colored head. Nose was malty with floral undertones. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel and malt with a hoppy background. Another good effort by Berkshire Brewing Co.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Flavor on this one seems to be a little shallow. Aroma is strangely reminiscent of caramel corn/Cracker Jacks. Nothing to write home about, but decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
A great BBC brew, as always. Pours a red-orange amber with a light cream-colored head. I disagree with rocbyter’s statement that the hops outweigh the malts. I feel like they’re fairly well balanced with the hops coming out in the aftertaste. Not overly complex.


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