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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3267) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Mildly piny aroma to start, turning extremely sweet in the nose. The sweetness is amazing with hints of cocoa powder as well. An interesting and pleasant aroma. Mildly hazy copper color with an off-white head. I’d like this to be darker. This is a weird ale. There are some mild piney hops throughout with some roasted malts and lots of sweetness, but not overly cloying. Almost milky and cream-like. A bit spicy and just very different. Enjoyable, though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3105) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Pours a clear reddish orange color with a small head. Huge light fruit/flowery hops nose with a touch of spice. Full mouthfeel, slightly bitter turns to slightly sweet in the finish. A great winter session brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
22oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s liquors. Best before 06/06/2013. Color is amber with a thin white head. Nose is the Berkshire house yeast with light caramel malt. The taste was lightly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops. German or European hops is what it reminds me of. Lighter side of medium in body. Decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Bottle: Signature nose, fruity-apricot/peach, honey with a toffee malt backbone. A tad hazy orange brown color. O.K. head that diminished quickly. Roasty malt, fruity sweet hops flavor. Kinda creamy, bitter, fizzy, dry finish. I liked it, just not what I might think of to sustain a New England winter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Deep amber color with a thick head and good lace. Grainy malt flavor with hoppy accents. Slightly sweet and hoppy flavor with a grainy finish. Medium bodied and a touch dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Instead of my normal rating style, I’ll just say that this almost a carbon copy of Arrogant Bastard with some water added. Less aroma, flavor and alcohol. Same pricetag though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle split with hobbie100. Thanks Richard! A: Orange-brown hue with a medium-sized head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. S: Fruits, spices, malt. T: This was my favorite of the five Berkshire Brewing beers I had the opportunity to try recently. It was the most complex and interesting, and of course had the best flavor. Spices are integrated nicely into the overall flavor of the beer, with no artificial tasting fake flavors. I have had many winter warmer beers that I found less than pleasant. This was a pleasant surprise. M: Medium body, good feel. D: A solid beer. I’d definitely drink it again.

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.


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