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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.4
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1183) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours a dark golden color. Aroma consists of malts, hops, and caramel. Taste is pretty much the same with a little citrus in the back end. Leaves a hop aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Very fruity floral nose. Thick off white, pinkish head. Ruby-copper-amber hue. Smooth pale malts, caramel,medium bodied, with fruity, hop bite in the finish. Very drinkable and pleasant. One of their better brews if u ask me. Hops are evidentin the nose, and come out very nicely in the finish of this very well rounded brew. 6.3% abv.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Nicely surprising beer. Bartender told me it would be "maltier" than most beers, but this beer had great balance, was very drinkable, with a good kick. Nice, nice winter ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1017) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Poured from a tall bottle purchased in MA into a short glass to drink. The beer had a rich brown color with a slight reddish hue and a smaller, creamy dark tan head with mild cling and retention. It featured malty scents of caramel, molasses, and slight touches of coffee and chocolate, along with some earthy hops for balance. The taste was fairly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops as well. A smooth, wet, and lighter beer with low to average carbonation and a thin mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfish120love (1000) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Jellied copper with a yellow glow. Small, off white, tiny bubbled head. Slow, big bubbled carbonation. Spicy hop aroma with undercurrents of peach syrup. Crisp, hoppy and boldly flavored. Spicy hops and a dry caramel base injected with the stewed peaches house character. Medium full body. Quite rich, yet briskly carbonated and bitter. Yeast pour darkens the liquid and firms up the now creamy head. Smoother and gentle, yet firmly spicy. Finishes with a ton of green, leafy, spicy hops and a creamy, fruit mix. Very nice winter sessional.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (877) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 On draught. Amber maroon pour with a thin white head. Aroma of dark berries and almonds. Sweet taste of dark fruit, sugar and malt with a faint citrus finish.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
[tap @ Bukowski’s] 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.


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