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


on tap

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This full-flavoured pale ale provides a complex taste experience, beginning with notes of nuts and toffee and ending in lingering hop bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Bottle. Clear amber with decent white head. Clean caramel malt soon becomes obscured by acetone aromas. Mmmmm diacetyl on top of caramel malt. Doh! Carbonation is medium, with decent mouthfeel. Some nutty flavors but flawed, with acridity and acetone in finish. Am thinking we got a skunked bottle, purchased @ Sackville, NB govt store. Sampled again with only slightly higher ratings and averaged together...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2386) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 Bottle. Smoky, sweet caramel, nutty malt aroma. Deep copper in colour, decent off white head. Smoky, nutty flavour. Tangy bitter finish. Little thin in texture but a good English style bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
500ml bottle-pours a big foamy to shaving cream light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, some spicy fruit. Taste is more like a bitter. Also some issues, so I’ll adjust up slightly. Mild carbonation. Thanks Ed Notch for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pours deep amber with a nice medium head. You get the malt notes of toasted grains and some spices. The palate shows some citrus notes from the hops. The finish has a bit of a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
This ale poured a cloudy dark orange colour with a nice creamy light brown head. Scents included nuts, roasted malt, nutmeg and yeast. First taste was very citrusy with flavours of oranges and light lemon flavour. Slightly bitter with a smoke finish. Slightly watery mouthfeel but quire a bit of flavour. Slightly yeasty palate. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
Bought this in Bathurst, New Brunswick. I’d never heard of the brewery before, so I was delighted to pick up three different offerings. Pours a dark toffee-copper with tan head o’ foam. The head kept up the covering pretty well until just before the end of it all. The aroma is mostly hops, a mix of cut grass, lemons, and hay, with a touch of grain. The mouthfeel is smooth and, as others have noted, slight creamy. It did have a bit more carbonation than I expect from a bitter, but no big deal. The taste is molasses, slightly roasted malt, big on the hops, citrus, buckwheat honey. This is a hoppy, malty, and earthy bitter. Quite good and true to style. I actually enjoyed this bitter better than most of what I had the chance to try while in south England. I wish I had access to this beer in Newfoundland. Alas...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle trade with OKbeer. Appearance: Cloudy copper gold with thick white head. Aroma: Malt, spice, banana bread, hay and chesy hops. Flavour: Flat, low malt flavour for a bitter. Spicy character is nice but out of place. Musty - an oxidized bottle. Overall: Musty and cheesy with with little malt character to back it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Okbeer: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a nice foamy head with some good retention. Aroma of malt with a light floral aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with some subtle floral hops. Body is fuller then expected with some adequate carbonation. Well done session ale that stays within the style parameter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 23, 2007
500 ml bottle from New Brunswick Liquor Corporation on King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick (May 2007) served at cellar temperature from a Samuel Smiths pint glass. A frothy medium-bubbled buff head descends gracefully into a small puddle atop the hazy medium amber body.....at first the aroma gives a whiff of butterscotch, uh oh, but this is quickly added to by a lovely cidery scent, and the resulting buttery-apple smell is quite charming, with a light earthy-funky hoppiness backing it up for more pleasure....the body is nutty, lightly fruity (apricots, cherries) and offers a nice level of carbonation, but alas it is also extraordinarily thin and watery, there is so little malt that the flavors just sag and disappear in a thin mess with a light brackish/salty quality at the finish that doesn’t help matters any. A nice start, but on the whole not very appealing, and it gets progressively cloying, syrupy and somewhat unclean as it warms (though less watery, I guess). Not a fan of this brewery thus far....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1941) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
nice amber colour, very good bitter. decent head with minimal lacing. nice caremel malts nice hops nose, some nuttiness

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