Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22-ounce bottle courtesy of HikerCT. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a bright light brown color with a single-finger off-white head that has some spotty lacing. The nose carries a bit of light caramel and some bread, not too much else. The flavor is equally bland. Some bread. Maybe bread crust, too. Yay! Not much in the way of spicing, so at least it’s not overspiced. Medium body and quite chewy. Blah.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-17-2011
muzzlehatch (4769) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Nearly opaque reddish-brown, large off-white head. Strong well-balanced odor of citrusy hops and caramel malts, quite lovely. Flavor very interesting, woody, malty and musty, like UnionMade I'd say its in Old Ale territory, though my knowledge of the style isn't vast. Light sweetness, relatively dry most of the way through, light bitterness at the end, a bit on the thin side. Good, not great, but worth trying a 2nd time I think.
Kavu (4112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 A small taste from a bottle @ Bauer Wine & Spirits. Pours clear chestnut with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some spices. Flavor is malts with some pumpkin, some spices and a hint of hops. Lighter than most winter warmers, which suits me just fine.
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Huhzubendah (3480) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bomber with fam. Not reall but i digress, slight bitterness washed over by caramel and toffee, hay. Medium body.