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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A hearty British style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. This warming elixer complements stews, soups, roasts and wild game. It's magically delicious.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

very dark amber with ruby highlights, rich malt aroma with floral hops, heavy malt flavor, dry, slight bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep amber body with nice head. Aroma is buttery, creamy, malt. Flavor is creamy butter, cranberries, spices, lightly bitter, caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2007
The ringwood yeast is prominent here and it accompanies the aggressively hoppy clover-like flavor Iím starting to associate with the MA beers. The body seems a bit too light for a winter warmer. Balance doesnít seem to be here and its hard to gauge this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (541) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Bottle - from sampler pack. Copper color, slightly cloudy. Strong full flavor, definitely notice hops. A bit sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Not really my thing. It seems overly bitter and not-too-complex, somewhat like the beers Saranac churns out. Despite my love for Middle Ages, this one definitely falls short.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2007
pours very red yellow. . tastes like a scotch ale with its strong malty character... some citrus in there as well, i wish it was a bit more spicy, other than that it tis an alright brew.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doublebock (503) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Amber color , very flat , lack of any noticiable aroma or head, very milld spiciness bit of orange at the finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4403) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours deep amber into an English pint. Tan head with excellent retention. Malt aromas. Upfront malt with a lasting, bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
On tap at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse. Pours an amber-orange with nonexistent head. Slight haze although not entirely opaque. Toffee and other sweet malts in the nose, slight citrus, slightly bread dough - the aroma doesnít jump out at me but it is nice for what it is. On the tongue I find lingering toffee tinged with a slight splash of alcohol and a nutty, very slightly bitter finish. Smooth, buttery on the tongue (diacetyl?), well-balanced and prototypically English: doesnít bat you over the head with hops, the ingredients are held in a nice balance with one another. Straightforward and pleasing, although indistinct and muddled in some ways.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle. This was a tough one for me, I really tried to like it. Aroma was odd, seemed grassy then sweet almost a honey nut thing going on. Poured a nice copper-bronze. Flavor was just odd almost like it couldnít decide itís character,sweet or bitter. Palate was okay but it had butter quality to it I didnít like. Try it at your own risk.


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