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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: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


Maklean's rating

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, - JUN 8, 2013
Pours brown with a well frothed head, diminishes. Starts with light nuts and toffee, finishes with a light floral hop with a mild lingering bitterness.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
50 cl bottle, Calgry, AB, Canada via Coop. Clear dark amber, thick frothy head. Caramelclove aroma, bittersweet flavour with metallic caramel and a long pepper finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (356) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a nice clear copper colour. Pretty good lasting head and great lacing. The taste is sweet breadiness and biscuits. It has a smooth floral taste. Pretty good, Iíd have it again

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1758) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Really well balanced and sessionable. Pours a hazy brown with a thick white head. The aroma is well malted with tons of caramel and toffee. Nutty malts in the middle with a light spicy hop. A bit thin in the body. The finish has a moderate bitterness and light astringency.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (508) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
A decent ale, toasted malts and a light roasted nutty flavour. Smooth and easy to drink. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (99) - 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 (2451) - 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 (27) - - 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 (2696) - 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 (4375) - 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 (807) - 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.


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