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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bomber. Pours a light orange with a white head. Sweet aroma followed by a sweet caramel taste with some citrus. Usually not my favorite style but this is pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tcane7 (1652) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft at Champions in Springfield. Pours a cloudy amber with thin beige head and some spots of lace. Nose of sweat socks, sour cream, some caramel, light grass. Undrinkable. I doubt it is the beer but rather absolutely filthy tap lines since beers my friends ordered on draft were also undrinkable. I won’t kill them on the rating because I’m sure it taste better than this at a better establishment.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1522) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Aroma is claimed to be fairly exotic, but to me it just smells like caramel malt and mild hopping. Clear amber color. Semi-sweet pale ale like flavor for the most part, but yeah there is some funky eurohop thing going as well. Very smooth and refreshing, which is not expected from initial impressions. Sort an answer to an unasked question.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
Bottle 22 oz bomber. From my best friend, Scott, Poured a dark amber, clear, with a small fizzy white head. Aroma was sweet+caramel+hops. also apples and fruit. Nice. Taste was caramel, burnt a bit, with some fruit in there as well. Tasted some cinnamon, smooth, good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2005
The last of the goodies sent to me by OldGrowth, Many Thanks Tom. This beer reminded me of Stone’s Lee’s Mild, possibly because its been so long since I had the latter(and my memory doesn’t serve me as correctly as it once did). Light amber colored, translucent looks like a cup of tea. Flavors are very earthy, with a cinnamon, maple flavor that is balanced with a mild dose of Noble hops. Thin bodied. Finish is most spice with a lingering flavor of old leaves.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
A cloudy toffee-brown pub ale. Large rocky head. Thick lace sticks to the glass. Color turns light yellow at the edges. The smell is the sweet biscuity aroma of a pub ale. A mild, flowery hop as well. The malt is dry and bready. Very very nice. The malt flavor dominates the taste, like a slightly sweet amber. The roasted qualities of the malt make the sweetness work. Hops are mild and estery. Somewhere between an amber and a brown, although slightly more of an amber flavor. The feel is medium bodied; a nice milky, creamy thickness on the way down. It’s a really easy drinking beer with goo dbody and balanced roasted/sweet flavors. Top notch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2006
22oz bottle: Bottle conditioned. Somewhat cloudy medium amber with orange-red highlights when held to light and a medium yellow-eggshell colored head. Aroma is spicy/grassy hops, light spice, hints of toasted malt, caramel, light pepper, wet towel, with a touch of dough towards the end. Taste is spicy, almost peppery, hops, a hint of grapefruit, light caramel, beer-soaked bread, toasted malt, clove-orange, a hint of fruity yeast, and then more spicy hops finish things off. Medium bodied and creamy at times, while at other times I feel like it’s slightly watery and dead, moderate-medium carbonation, I’d like it to be just a bit more dry in the finish (which is watery, with spicy/floral hops notes lasting).

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.


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