vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a apple cider look to it and smell is malted. Taste is of malts, feels heavy and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall a great heavy beer for the winter.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
So not sure why ratebeer has this down as a strong ale. 22oz bomber. Light tan ale color with well holding white 3 finger head. Aroma is a little plain breadiness and sweet grain. The taste is a bit deeper with orange hops and spicy yeast and on the whole sweetness. Well balanced and fresh palate like all of Berkshire brews
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bomber brought back by BP on his trip to New England: Pours a fairly clear amber color with suprisingly little head and very little carbonation. The aroma is malty sweet, with some hints of fruitiness, toffee, faint spice and a hint of hops. Taste is fairly malty, sweet with that faint spice again - and a very mild hop finish to balance it all out. Very smooth and overall not a bad beer at all.
freeofthoughts (624) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pours orange copper with little of white head. The aroma is light of toasted grain, mostly bready. The flavor is smooth grain and earthy German hops with a light fruity green apple crisp drying finish. Not bad, mostly simple.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy deep briwnish amber, with a very lively almond head. Aroma is big and malty, with some estery fruitiness and mild hopping. I'm guessing it's an old ale, or something in that vein. Definitely a winter warmer. Flavor is big and malty, with some light esteriness and mild hopping way in the nosebleed seats. Sort of bland, which is disappointing. Although it's good, this is my least favorite Berkshire beer so far.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
PhatB420 (589) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber vitalized by the rain. Taste is border line non fullfilling. Like an amped up ale but too poser like to sink in the taste of excellence. Pours solid tan brown sade with nothing to see through. Goes down like an ice cube down a wet slide, but has a slinky resistance to the aftertaste that keeps you coming back. The Berkshires are beautiful.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Amber coloring with some redness. Decent white head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste of sweet malt and a bit of fruit hops. Smooth but nothing special. Hints of spice in the finish.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great winter beer. Not as overpoweringly sweet as many winters. A nice blend of malt and slightly biter hops, a fair amount of citrus fruitieness and some spicieness.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.