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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Citrus hops out power the malts in this one but not by much. Cloudy dark orange color with a small whitish head. Tangy malt start finishing with a light citrus hop flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2007
On draft at Cambridge Common. Trying hard to support the local guys, but this one just didnít do it for me. I didnít get much of a caramel flavor at all. Truth be told, I didnít get much flavor at all. It looked like apple cider or powdered iced tea and unfortunately it didnít have much more complexity than either. Thin head, but a nice brown color. Iíd try it again if I saw it offered. Iíd love to blame it on the venue, but the guys at Cambridge Common always take care of business, so I doubt it was that.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2007
I bought this one for the name. Iíve been stuk inside with all this nasty weather weíve been having. Thereís not too much to say about this one. Its a little fruity, and spicy, but not too much so. overall, it good.......

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a hazy caramel amber color with a thin layer of alabaster bubbles, more so around the edges. Aroma is of bread and rich malts. Taste is of rich malts, citrus, caramel, light grassy hops and earthy notes. Ample carbonation, crisp and medium bodied. Ending is of bread and grassy hops notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Tap. Pours a lightly amber color without much of a head. Nose is malt and winter fruit. Flavor is light and fruity, almost fresh apple cider purchased at the supermarket. It is light with some sweetness, but the flavors are very pleasent.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shadey (1900) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark amber color with a decent cream head. Aroma is a little sweet with some dustiness. Flavor is almost old, nothing fresh about it. Kinda heavy and bland.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2006
A beautiful cloudy dark orangy amber color. Nice malty (almost pumpkin) aroma with a very clean and easy malty taste. Perfect as a winter beer as the alcohol is just high enough to warm you. Citrusy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle thanks to OldGrowth: Pours a clear orange copper with a frothy, sticky, clumpy-lacing, off-white head. Sweet toasted crystal malty aroma has some earthy hoppy notes. Starts with a semi-sweet earthy caramel flavor revealing more citrusy bittering hops toward a crisp bittersweet noble hoppy finish. A decent winter brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
[tap @ Bukowskiís] Pours a golden color. Aroma is sweet and inviting. Flavors are pretty interesting- kind of spicy, yet fruity as well. Nothing too overpowering. Nice malt background makes for a good hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2394) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Instead of my normal rating style, Iíll just say that this almost a carbon copy of Arrogant Bastard with some water added. Less aroma, flavor and alcohol. Same pricetag though.


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