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


on tap

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This full-flavoured pale ale provides a complex taste experience, beginning with notes of nuts and toffee and ending in lingering hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
Robe dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche fugace. Arômes de houblon fruité et floral. Saveurs franches de houblon fruité, floral et épiceé. Très bien balancée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Any first impressions?
-The frothy head depletes to a veil over the gleaming dark amber.
-Flourishing herbal, wooden hops are beautifully glued to caramel malts and fruity esters.
-Piney bark is engulfed into toffee sweetness.
-The active carbonation is a tad too much maybe for the smooth, malty body.

What if you dig deeper?
-The resinous, tea-like, wooden hop bitterness is nicely leveled.
-Wet earthiness builds in the nose within the wood and leaves.
-Mineral angles are found; hard water?
-Malts also contribute a bready character from aroma to finish.
-Cherry fruitiness seems to stem from the caramel sweetness, broadening the already complex flavor spectrum.
-This is a very good bitter for your hardworking muscles; every flavor grew on me as I downed the pint, and that’s always a good sign, isn’t it?


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (2949) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 On tap. Amber body with low carbonation and a thin but lasting white foamy/creamy head. Hoppy aroma is rather thin and carries some hints of pine. Decent hoppy taste that lacks complexity. It ends with a fair bitter finish. This is neither bad or exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée à la ANB de Moncton (N-B) lors d’un séjour dans la région. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement brûlé et d’houblons. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Forte efferverscence en bouche. Présence de caramel fumé en arrière goût. (Rating #475)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 10, 2006
Excellent bitter. Pours orange with an average head. Aroma is very pungent, earthy, sour and sweet. Flavor is biting, somewhat sour and finishes sweet. This would go excellent with chinese takeout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spillproof (5) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006 does not count
on tap at Taproom. presented with noticeable head. Nice rich red color. High diacytel, low esters on the nose and palate. After allowing to warm to cellar temps, exhibited modest malt character. Bitterness was perfect. lacing persistent. Finished dryer then I like for an ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
650 ml bottle, thanks OKBeer. Cloudy amber beer with a thick off-white head. Aroma is lightly woody (fuggles), over some light sweet malt, perhaps faint diacetyl. Flavour is very earthy and dusty, with a little bit of sweetness and a hint of dried fruit. Earthy dry bitterness. Finishes much dryer than most bitters. Quite minerally as well. As it warms more woodiness and a touch of vanilla come forward.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
650ml bottle. Brown in colour, brief head. Refreshingly bitter. I haven’t had this one on tap yet. I’m certainly going to try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2005
Bottled. Fruity and caramel aroma. Brown color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, caramel, toffee, light nutty, herbal, bitter, medium body, light dry, wonderful herbal and refreshing bitterness. It’s a pitty bitters like this aren’t available in Holland. I love them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
Bottle. Reddish amber, small offwhite head. Mild hops in the aroma, & fruit. Flavor is bitter finishing with a slight sweetness. A well balanced session ale, IMHO.

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