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Old Yankee Ale is a medium bodied, American Amber Ale, that has a great up-front malt taste with a refreshing hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Body! Color! Beautiful earthy malt sweet nose! Bitterness of the pine bark/resin variety. Nice and soft - very well made. Thanks, Superstar!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
A family initially known for making printing presses decides to brew JUST ONE BEER a hundred years later. An odd history for the Cottrell Brewery. But the ale isn't odd, it's just ordinary, with a solid malty backbone, it's a legit amber that's not solely focused on hops. I'd have preferred that they brew something other than an amber/EPA/IPA/blonde. I get so bored with those beers. Zzzzz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 2003: This really didn’t do a lot for me, not sure what to make of all of the praise; perhaps it was an off night. Really undistinguished beer that to my taste buds was more an English Pale Ale than anything else, medium sweetness/dryness, low hops, caramel...ehhh. What else to say? 6/3/7/3/13 3.2

2005: sweet, clean honey, grainy, bare hints of smoky bitterness...yeah, pretty much the same only I’m a harder rater now...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2003
A beautiful looking pint of beer, deep orange with a long-lasting tan foamy head. The sunlight shines through and reflects back from the wall an amber glow. First sip is dry and gritty (read UnionMade's comment!) a bit rough aroung the edges. Sweet malt produced flavors of caramel and roasted almonds come through as it warms. Some hop in the end, but not enough to overcome the still underlying dry, grittiness. Good though,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
One of my favorite local beers. Kinda rough and quite hoppy. It reminds me of colonial times, with grizzled old sailors and fishermen inhabiting saloons and saying "Aye laddie, fetch ’is olde fisherman a tankard o’ Cottrell, and be off wi’ ye. Yarrr!" I bet that’s what they said

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2002
An OK beer. Not very complex. Hoppy sweet, with a lot of malt flavor. Nothing really stands out enough to really recommend it. Probably needs food and a decent social setting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Nice sharp grapefruit hops aroma translates superbly into the taste. Not sure why northwest hops should be used in a beer named ’olde yankee,’ but i’m definitely not complaining about the results. the bitterness stays on the palate and follows through in the aftertaste. Beautiful coppery beer with good head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Very good dark beer. I Wish I didnt have to travel so far to find it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2229) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2002
Copper color; Thick head with great retention; clean and crisp aroma. Astringent flavors, medicinal even. Unsatisfying. Thank you VENOM for the bottle.

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