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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The American Session Ale. Pale copper color, firm malt body and a dry, hoppy finish. Notch Session Ale is well balanced, but in true American fashion the hop flavor is up front, and finishes dry, which begs for another sip. Notch Session Ale is unfiltered and hopped throughout the brewing process with three US hop varieties, resulting in a complex depth of hop flavor. The US has no Session Ale tradition - so this is our interpretation.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2192) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2014
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel , toffee and citrus. Taste is malts, citrus and some bread.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2169) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle into a shaker glass. Pretty typical medium amber-copper pour with a modest cream-colored head and a slight haze. The aroma is of roasted caramel and toffee malts along with grassy hops that balance each other well. Medium to above medium body. Great malty and bitter hop character in the flavor. Complex, delightful, and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (355) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A huge billowy head of foam sitting on a medium golden brew, there’s lots of nice lacing. I get a flowery type of hop aroma backed up by some grain and a bit of sweet malt. The taste is gracefully balanced with notes of caramel and grainy malt and a flowery hop flavour. A light presence of earth shows up after a few sips in. Dang, this is good. On the light side of medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation for my liking else the mouthfeel would be great. This is one heck of a good session ale at 4.5% abv! Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a large frothy off-white head that had excellent retention. The nose is lightly fruity with a touch of caramel malt and a ligt floral hoppiness. Very clean and simple. The flavor is very simple as well, just a light thin caramel malt base with a ligt floral hoppiness and minimal bitterness. Overall a little thin and watery, but I suppose that’s what they are trying to achieve. Light bodied and very easy drinking, this one won’t be hard to gulp down. Another winner from Notch, wish I could get these guys locally.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, grapefruit, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, bread, light pine. Light-medium body, light resin.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
Light golden brown with a lot of carbonation leaving a big bubbly head that dissipated to a slight small blanket across the top. Toasty malts balanced with lighter caramel malts. Earth and fruity citrus hop nose. Crisp and light body with a large toasted caramel flavor. Citrus hops are up front but get fruitier and then finish with an earth and malt tang. Goes down smooth with a lot of flavor packed into such a light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, spruce, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120807]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radarsock (943) - Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2012
A pale ale that has " generic pale ale" written all over it: pine cones, malt extract and yeast. Hops, slight booze and cardboard by swallow. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4032) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours amber with a lacy, off white head. Aroma of floral and light piney hops plus pale and light caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
7th August 2012
GBBF. Light haze on this gold beer, residual off white head. Light palate,a little dry. Mild fine carbonation. Juicy marmalade hops. A little minerals. Mild fresh hop sting along with a little hop skunk. Nice seltzer - citrus. Finishes dry. All flavours well balanced and a really nice pale ale.


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