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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Formerly known as Back In Business Amber ale, this new (or, er, old) version has gone through a transformation somewhat. The malt profile and alcohol level is pretty much as it always has been, but the hops used and the amounts used are all different. I felt that the beer is miles away from where it used to be and a name change was thus needed. It was and is a happy change since I never was completely satisfied with the hops used in this brew. Now I am. Welcome to the world class pairing of Saaz and Simcoe, courtesy of your truly. No ego boasting here, though. It was a combination I had never tried and I used my nose on brew day to come up with it. Good job nose, the result turned out better than I could have hoped. Pale malt, and crystal malts were the only grains involved and they provide a nice foundation for the hops. Some caramel sweetness comes through in the nose and on the palate. Northern brewer hops provide bitterness, Simcoe and its unique fruity/citrus flavor and the lovely floral and spice aroma of Saaz bring it all together. This is a medium bodied beer that will stand up to all who give it a try. It will please just about any beer drinker. Don't believe me? The head chef at Martha's, a die-hard Vodka and Mountain Dew and/or Budweiser man, tried this beer and was won over instantly. Its not often he asks me for a second taste, let alone a third, fourth or fifth. I expect all you non-Budweiser drinkers out there will find it enjoyable as well. The name is a reference to Nashua's history. Before it became a city in the mid-1800's, Nashua was known as 'Old Dunstable' and encompassed the south of the border and current Dunstable Massachusetts. I pictured the people of the colonial period enjoying an amber brew with friends and that's how I came up the name. OG: 1.056 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.6% IBU: 32


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2315) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On tap at the source, Pours a hazy deep amber bordering on brown with a smallish off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of caramel and toffee maltiness with a solid hit of earthy spicy hops to counter. The flavor is sweet with brown sugar caramel and toffee offset with an earthy resinous hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Really nice amber/brown ale with a great rich maltiness and a really solid hop presence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Draft @ Martha’s in a tall 18 oz. Weizen glass. Hazy amber color without much head or lace. Carbonation is low. Caramel malt and a light fruit aroma that I would call apricot or peach. Flavor is exactly as it tastes. Lighter in body. Simple and straight forward. It’s a one instrument band, but that one instrument is pretty decent. I had no problem drinking down the tall glass

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1698) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Part of an 8 beer sampler at the restaurant. Enjoyed the restaurant and all the beers I tasted were good though nothing really stood out. Found the amber to be quite drinkable but a bit on the boring side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and cloudy amber color. Aroma is grapefruit/some resin hops, some medium malt. Taste is initially bitterness, grapefruit/some resin hops, some medium malt. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2008
hazy redish tint malt on the nose, good malt presence in the mouth, floral hop profile. little bit watery mouthfeel, but good dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2006
5 oz sampler at the brewpub in the company of ClarkVV GeuezeLord. Dark hazy to near-opaque amber with a sustained off-white head....fruity, lightly smoky nose, good fresh malt presence, touch of cherry and dry apple....lots of floral hoppiness in the mouth, turns dry-woody/resinous in midpalate and becomes rather bitter towards the end, but toasty malts carry the day. One of the better beers I’ve had at Marthas-- an amber, who would’ve thought?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A hazy caramel colored beer. The aroma is sweet with notes of peach and caramel. The flavor contains notes of hops and caramel leading to a dry end.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2004
Cask@GBBF04’. Watery mouthfeel, slightly grainy. Tea like hops, with a lemony tang, thinnnish body, with some raw alcohol in the finish. Not very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Light amber in color with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt and earhty hops. Huge toasted malt flavor with aggressive hopping,slightly earthy and spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2002
On tap: Frothy off-white head, the malt taste is good, and seems to last forever.


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