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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Originally brewed by ale breweries to compete with the surging popularity of lager beer, it remains a regional specialty in the Northeast United States. Our version is light-bodied and pale straw color, but uses no corn or rice as many of the original versions did. The result is a supremely malty and refreshing version of a style dear to our hearts


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1975) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours golden in color with a thick white head. Aroma of mainly lemons and grain. Taste is grainy, lemon citrus, and mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1931) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours extremely clear pale gold with a thin fizzy white head. Tastes like creamy straw, hay, cereal, bready, with some malt and musk. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like cereal, sweet bread, and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3362) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours clear bright yellow with creamy white head. Aroma is heavy cream, biscuit and cereal malts, light toast, citrus fruit, and light grassy notes. Flavor is bready malts, pear esters, light grassy hop bitterness, and faint citrus esters; creamy throughout with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at Blue Smoke, NYC, 24/11/13. Clear light golden with a moderate off white head. Nose is pale malt, cereal, caramel wafer, sweet soda base. Taste comprises light caramel strains, bread dough, cream soda, sugars, light vanilla. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. So so entwined with medicority !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbopslt (343) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings. Cloudy straw color half inch creamy head. Sweet malty taste. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Growler at CGBD. Pours light gold with a thin white head. Pale malts, low sweetness, and faint hops. Nothing offensive, drinkable, etc. A standard craft cream ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Draft. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of cream, malt, floral hops and touch of toast. Lighter medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Beer Fest Nassau Coliseum. The aroma is toasted malts, earthy. The appearance is clear goild, white head. The flavor is musty, caramel malts, hoppy. The finish is flowers, earthy, some noble hop type bittering. Medium in body. Not especially enoyable, but ok.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moorebeer91 (2) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
This beer is so smooth and is good to drink alone or pair with your favorite foods.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Tap. Clear golden yellow color with fluffy off-white head. Nice nose filled with sweet malts and honey, balanced with floral hops. Flavors of grain and caramel and wheat, sweet and creamy texture. Medium body. Nice version of this style. This reminds me of the session bitters I remember in England.


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