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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A winter seasonal made with all English Pale & Crystal malts. Hopped with Phoenix, Kent Golding, Challenger, and Target hops in the boil and dry hopped.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a hazy copper color with a nice foamy head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, light fruity hops. The flavor is smooth, spicy and light naturally fruity flavors, earthy, toasted malts, slightly hot. A great example of an English Strong Ale. I have been getting some brews in trades from Real Ale, and I have been pleasantly surprised.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Nice smooth interpretation of a esb. nice grassy spicy hop notes and good balance of malt sweetness. Perfect carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 15, 2011
12 oz bottle from hopper. Thanks! Pours a dark copper, with a thin head that fades to great lacing. Aroma is light bready malt, some caramel, pine resins. Taste is roast, light coffee, chocolate, pine hops. Really very nice. Mouthfeel is slightly thin. Really nice beer that I could drink a lot of.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Nice brown translucence, with a lattice-work type foam on top. Bitter, nutty, malty, smoky taste. Slightly watery though. Kind of like a bitter brown, but not that great. Reminds me a little of the Duck-Rabbit Brown, only not as good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Beautiful rich copper pour with a tan head. Light aroma, caramel or candy, and hops. Strong bitter, dry. Hoppy, caramel, earthy. Lingering bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Not totally impressed with this beer. The malt profile seems jagged and not very well blended. The hoppy finish does not work well either, and is somewhat bland. Overall, this is a relatively bland and unexciting beer, but worth trying if you are in the mood for something a bit lighter than most.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Dark amber, nearly copper color with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma, with some dried fruit and toffee. Taste is a little bitter but mostly sweet malts. The finish is a little dry, but this is not what I was expecting.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerseyjohn71 (282) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
clear- redish color, tan foam head, good lacing rings with every gulp, lightly bitter, thin feel, light body,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Copper pour with white head and good lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel malt. Flavor is very malty but with a strong bitter hop finish. Pretty good but didn’t jump out at me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Dark hazy copper color. Smells of very clean, floral hops, and a rich sweetness. Hop bitterness is dominant in the flavor, but there is some roastyness and a bit of chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel was rich and satisfying. The cask version of this was bad ass, but im just rating the standard version here. Overall, a great beer that I will drink much more of.


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