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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Charter Oak’s Royal Charter Pale Ale beer (named after the Connecticut charter hidden in the Charter Oak Tree) is the little brother to our IPA, but still brewed with plenty of flavor and hops. This top fermented ale will be solidly an American Pale Ale style; not too sweet and not too bitter, but complex enough to not disappoint you. From your first sip and scent of a citrus and floral aroma, a solid backbone of the Cascade Hop can be detected. We hope you will enjoy this well balanced, medium bodied, and deep golden appearance in our Pale Ale. We can assure you it is not intensely hopped up, but only a subtle bitterness and dry finish. This is a beer you can drink all night long!


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2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pours amber with a fine head. Aroma oak and quiet caramel, slightly bitter. Flavor bigger with a broad mouthfeel. Aftertaste grows toward more bitterness with a little salt and a strange plastic. Overall a good look coming but the aftertaste of plastic is off-putting.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8250) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber gold with off white head. Nose/taste of malt, florals, dried grain and dried citrus peel. Short finish on the palate. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of sweet malt with some floral notes. Tastes rosey and floral with a grassy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral hops and pale and light malts. Flavor the same, sort of bland. Average texture. Not bad, but not really good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some bread, grassy. Light-medium body, light acidity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
bottle. amber with small head. mild malt base with bitter hops. slightly lacking in flavor. unremarkable but certainly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (1951) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle poured a brown copper color with a covering of off white head that fell to a ring on the glass. Aroma has malts, light sweetness, pines, and light resins. Mouth feel is light and there is good carbonation. Flavor leans to the malted side, medium bitterness, resins, and a very light hit of citrus. The beer itself is nice and flavorful for the abv. and the label design is done well. More malt and bitterness than expected for the style. My first beer from the brewer who happens to come from my home town.


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