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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1902) - 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,

3.5
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

3.1
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11317) - 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.

4.4
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2142) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
galietti (12) - USA - SEP 6, 2001
This ale is great out of a bottle or from the keg. I live two minutes from the brewery, I should try and get a tour!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2001
In my travels, I’ve found and read that as far as ales go, color used to describe it means literaly nothing. At one time in England, it denoted a bottled only beer, not one taken from a cask, but bottled directly. As vote it as: A DAMN good beer! Dark amber in color, beige head, lots of lace and a trizillion tiny bottles that once again denotes a well brewed beer. Malty at the nose, a bit earthy maybe?, malts are large in this beer, with a nice full mouth feel that I like, the finish, a bit spicy and a tad dry. Nice carbonation, reminds me of beers brewed with the Burton double barrel system, try Windsor Double Barrel Ale, and see if they don’t match up well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2514) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2001
I found this to be fairly above average - and until I saw everyone’s ratings here, I was unaware there was a controversy as to its style. My hand written notes basically say ’A clean and crisp pale ale with some nice hop notes’. And that pretty much does it - the hops had a nice but mild bite, giving that crispness, while the malt was there without being strong. Clean fermenting yeast - no esters.


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