McKenzie Nadine’s Bitter
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Considering the latest addition to our brewery staff was born in London, it was easy to decide what style of beer to brew for her namesake! An English style ESB. Despite its name, not all that bitter due to a sturdy malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft at Chadd’s Ford. Poured deep copper with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, mild hops. Tasted caramel malty, with hops, mild aley flavor, and some late mild fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft at The Boilermaker in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color that’s almost brown with golden tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly earthy aroma with grassy/soily hops countered by a sweet malt backbone.  Hints of grass and pine followed by caramel, toffee and biscuit.  Smells kind of bland,  like an average session beer.  Also, its a bit too malt forward and not very hoppy for the style. Medium bodied with a stronger hop presence than the aroma suggests.  Earthy hops with some dry piny bitterness that lingers over the sweeter malt notes into a slight dry finish.  Nice hop flavor countered by biscuit, toffee, caramel and  toasted nut.  Well balanced but the malts don’t get in the way of the hop flavor.  I was expecting much after the aroma but this is a pretty solid sessionable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2012
On tap at Chadds Ford. Pour was dark amber, a little darker than I expected. Nice head and lacing. Lots of sweet caramel malt, bready and toasty notes. A bit sweet and heavy on the tongue. Not a horrible beer, but nothing really memorable, either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3077) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Tap at Chadd’s Ford. Pours out a dark copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of biscuity malts, caramel, and some light floral/grassy hop notes. Taste is of caramel, biscuit, light hops much the same as the aroma. Easy drinking, but not really my style.

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