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Tavern Ale is top-fermented, making it an ale. It is a medium to full-bodied beer with a hoppy aroma. Tavern Ale is served unfiltered resulting in a hazy or cloudy appearance. It has a full malt finish with a well rounded bitterness. Tavern Ale is an American Pale Ale because of the large amounts of American hops which lends a distinct, almost citrusy flavor to the beer. Therefore, our Tavern Ales is quite different from the "spicy" or "herby" flavor of European hops.


4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2004
The cloudy cream orange-brown appearance told me this was not a typical APA. The head was firm, and the aroma subdued but slightly hoppy. The mouthfeel was exceptionally smooth, especially for an APA. Slightly sweet, but most definately malty, it balances well with the hops. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours dark straw, with medium head. Aroma of huge hops, citrus, fruit, malt, and spiciness. Tastes hoppy, fruity, malty, with a crisp finish. Very nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2002
Coppery body, good citrusy pine aroma. Good bite on flavor, slightly chewy with clean bitter aftertaste. Good stuff for hopheads, but not so overwhelming as to scare away others.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Served on the nitrogen tap, it is delicious. Fruity, in the West Coast style. The lower carbonation and hopping rates encourages all-day consumption, which is rather recherche.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Very fruity, lots of grapefuit hops. Nice and creamy, though it was served a bit too cold for the style. Lots o’ hops, with plenty of malts for balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Nice amber hued body, small creamy head. Hoppy floral aroma, taste is citrusy and sweet. Palate is smooth, with a dry finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Cloudy amber -orange witha small fine paricled white head. Hoppy piney aroma is balanced nicely by some malts. Crisp big hop kick with just enough malts to keep things in order. Medium bodied. A good beer to give to folks who claim to hate bitter beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4133) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 12oz bottle. Medium amber color, filtered appearance, contrary to the commercial description on this page. Displays a very nice hop bouquet and overall hoppy enjoyability. Well balanced and crisp, with a sweet, hoppy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1117) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from the One Crown, Watford on 1 August 2013. Poured a copper colour, with a slight haze and and a dense off white head. Aroma of pine and floral hops mixed with caramel sweetness. Citrus flavours with biscuit and cereal. Ends with dry grain and bitter hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Deep amber appearance. Aroma was a mix of hops, malts and citrus. Well balanced taste with a nice hoppy kick. Bitter, but not biting, finish. A good everyday beer.


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