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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2003
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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2012
On tap. Red-brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malty, sweet. Medium body, a little oily. Flavor is pretty much malt, on the sweeter side, caramel, a little spice. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2004
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2003
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.


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