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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Custom Brewcrafters is a micro brewery that also contract brews for restaurants and pubs in northwestern NY. This beer has an incredible balance of a number of wonderful flavors and characteristics. The aroma is a combination of fruity esters, nutty malt and floral hops. Bright copper in color, This fine ale has a nutty, toasted malt taste followed by a smooth hop finish. This is truly a wonderful treat for the traditional English Pale Ale lover that is brewed with generous amounts of Imported English Pale Ale, and Crystal Malts, with an ample supply of Kent Golding and First Gold hops.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris21274 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Picked this up after a tasting at Consumers. It tasted better at the store, maybe because it was at room temperature. A - The one I had was cold. The beer poured with a single finger head that was true to style for an EPA. It was a clear, nice amber color. S - Aroma was extremely bready with some grainy/grasslike characteristics. Low, to almost no hop aroma. Hints of apricot along with peaches. T - was the same along with some caramel malt sweetness. Definitely malty, almost too much - borderline cloying. Slight bitterness detected from the hops. M - decent and to style - middle of the road on the palate. Not too thin, but not stout-like chunky either. I would prefer it a bit more dry. D - I think it’s a pretty tasty beer, but tough to have a few in a row because of the sweet/malt taste that overcomes pretty much everything else.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-brown color with a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, pine, resin, lemon and toffee. The flavor was bitter and tart with a strong Sweettart candy presence and notes of chalk and perfume. The finish was medium length dry chalk and Sweettart candies. Medium body. Eh.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
bottle... ugly ass beer, dirty gold/brown, watery ugly bubbles... skunky wet grains attack my nose, some lovely wet dog as well... omg, tastes horrendous, skunk, piss water, stale... one of the worst beers going

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
EithCubes (4701) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Nutty, heavily toasty malt, light honey and bitter nobles, some dark char. But not exactly inviting. Pretty, hazy light chestnut body with a large rocky yellow-beige head. Medium-full body, sour tang, just really heavy. Charcoal and gritty caramel, dry and light-medium bitter, nuts and toast as well. Couldn’t finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Hazy auburn color, almost a dark orange. Not much head but that may be due to the aging in the growler. Very pleasant and sweet smell. Smells like a lightly malty English Pale. Not much to distinguish it, but nice. Burnt malty flavor. Has the nutty, toasted quality of a brown, but not as dark or thick. Sweet aftertaste. Light-bodied, with almost no thickness whatsoever. It’s watery, but I suppose that’s appropriate. Very light and easy to drink. It’s a standard ale. Nothing to set it apart from any other ale, but solid and pleasant enough.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Tessic (836) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
This Pale Ale poured a cloudy dark orange colour with next to no head, even after a vigorous pour.Scents include pasta, cheese, bread and malt. First taste was sour with flavours of muck. I think this one is off. Finish is bitter and unappealing. A drain pourer...

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: hazed amber with touch of copper , mid dense creamy top. 3+
Nose: soft creamy milky feel with hint of brown malt and chocolate
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied with thin watery sides. Mineral feel with creamy fill ins , slight woody sour top. Fells so empty like a there is shell of a beer. Where is inside? Unpleasant tart woody brown malted ending.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a moderate-large off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. There is barely any aroma at all except for perhaps a trace of English malt. The flavor is pretzels (minus the salt) with a moderate dose of white grapefruit pith astringency towards the finish. I can’t say that I was particularly fond of this beer, but it was not horrid either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Thanks to my wonderful wife for carting this back from NY for me to enjoy on a brief viisit home! It poured dark bronze wiht a thin top. It gave a thick aroma of Goldings/earthy hops. There was a metallic hoppiness in this, very British beer but it was light in body like an American cousin. Definitely quaffable and leaves a nice little sting to the palate. (#3465, 11/2008)

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark amber body with a thin, white ring of bubbles. Smell: Torched, dry biscuits, a touch of caramel and a lingering, worrisome tart fruit character. Taste: Gah! There’s a hit of tart-tasting fruit right off the bat. Some abused biscuity malts, a light hop bitterness, then all you’re left with is tart tart tart. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Pretty poor beer. Not just brewcrafters, they’re Custom Boocrafter. Booooo!


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