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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
[on tap at Union Station brewpub] Caramel and butterscotch (diacetyl) aroma with very faint citrus (Ringwood?). Very slightly hazy orange-copper under a white patch and ring of fine bubbles. Unexpectedly very dry and slightly sour toffee that is dominated by a faintly astringent bitterness. No hops flavour. Diacetyl accent. Light body, moderate to medium carbonation, lingering astringency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
50belair (3425) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Smells like a Marzen. Corn and pilsner hop notes. Bland and lifeless. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6301) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Draft @ Union Station, Providence, R.I. Shaker glass showed a clear golden color with a thin ring of head. REALLY basic in aroma and flavor. Nose is malt with a biscuit type aroma. The malt flavor is balanced well with a floral type hop. Lighter in body. Standard and pleasant. I got what I wanted after a long night of drinking. This was my recovery brew with lunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
On tap @ Union Station Brewery with Erica earlier today in Providence. Dark orange/amber pour. Citrusy nose and a neutral, thin palate. A little dry, kind of nondescript but good underlying sweet malt profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
At the brewery in Providence. Nice hoppy aroma and flavour. Mild and balanced with malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Draft at Providence brewpub. Bright golden and beautifully active. This has a bit of a malty edge, but it is quite drinkable and easy going. (#4236, 8/25/2011)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Tap. Amber with limited white head. Orange and herb. Medium but lively carbonation. Fruit, chalk and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2009
(Draught at Union Station location) Poured amber and clear with small, sparse and white head. Aroma was malty and herbal. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Tasted of malts, teabag, lightly fruity and bitterness. Hoppy and mildly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
popdoggy (100) - USA - APR 19, 2008
Pretty good pale ale. This was better than the one up the road at the trinity. i think. I enjoyed this one with a pals from long island, buffalo, and australia. good times. decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 20, 2007
On tap at the brewpub, listed as "Providence Pale", but I think this is the same beer. Clear gold with a thin white head. Grainy malt and herbal hop dominate the nose. Sweetly malty flavors mildly resinous. Decent drinker.

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