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Brewed by Northampton Brewing Co. (NB)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Fredericton, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This full-flavoured pale ale provides a complex taste experience, beginning with notes of nuts and toffee and ending in lingering hop bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (32) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Poured from bottle. Aroma of toffee and maybe nuts. Hazy amber with white head. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, with a slight bitter finish. Overall a nice bitter brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2233) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from the Brewery shop in Fredericton. Pours a fairly clear deep amber color with a decent sized bubbly frothy off white head that persists for a while. Aromas of toffee and caramel with hints of earthy hop and a touch of mineral water, fruit, and butterscotch. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent bitter, again heavy on the diacetyl.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
MiloC (10) - - JUL 14, 2014
Iíve had this beer on tap and in the bottle and, although I have had a few good ones, more often than not it is very sour with lots of buttery diacetyl. Date code was not that old, and it was stored cold, so it sounds like a sanitation issue at the brewery. With such a high level of diacetyl, I would not be surprised if Picaroons is rushing their beer thru fermentation straight to market.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2563) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
500ml brown bottle. Red orange pour, looks clear. Beige foam, creamy, good lacing. Aroma has big caramel malts. Taste has caramel and toffee malts with a bit of citrusy and earthy hop. Bitterness isnít quite where I would like it, but overall a good effort.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
500ml bottle pours an amber color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with hints of caramel. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. A light to medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Definitely, on the lower end of the scale for this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (750) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Deep amber with a puffy white head. Medium bodied, soft, bready malts with some sweet notes and finishes slightly bitter and citrusy. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
A highly quaffable bitter. Pours a handsome copper brown colour with a good head. Smells of nuts, toffee, and spice. Tastes of caramel, nuts, and mild floral hops. Has a good medium body with a slick texture and average carbonation. Not all that bitter, but a really great brew none the less.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a light brown colour with an off white lasting head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Not overly bitter. I plan to buy this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
500 ml bottle from NB Liquor. Probably one of the best Picaroons. Pours a nice brown-copper colour with nice white head. Aroma is caramel. Taste of nuts. A pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (159) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
500ml bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark amber with a light lasting head. Good floral nose with a hint of toffee flavour, moderate lasting bitterness. Not too fond of most of the Picaroons fleet, but this is certainly worth a re-buy.


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