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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5655) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5341) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfish120love (1141) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1545) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, 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.

   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.

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