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Medium bodied and incredibly drinkable. A blend of Pale and Caramel malts provides a deep copper tint and subtle caramel sweetness, balanced by mild earthy finish from select Liberty hops.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Rock Bottom in Boston’s Theater District very good ale. Would order it again.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Draught, 5.0% at the Boston brewpub. Clear amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour starts off faintly roasted, turning bready and then a bit grainy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9793) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
A copper amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, with nice fruity esters and nutty notes. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with nice lingering herbal hops, nice and nutty. Good. On tap at Rock Bottom Boston, July 1 2010.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8950) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Cask offering at Desert Ridge. Clear amber pour. Small head. Malty aroma, malty flavors. A bit water. A lot boring. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at Rock Bottom Boston, October 2009. Darkish amber colour. Served ice cold so difficult to get much aroma and the fact I was harbouring a mighty thirst meant it didn’t hang around long enough to warm up. Some modest hops in the flavour. Clean and dry. Pleasantly drinkable but unspectacular. A fairly typical American Amber in other words.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Very nice amber. Taste is smooth on the tounge, mostly malt with little hops drinkable but somewhat average.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Tap at the Boston location: Orange/copper with a tan film of head. Very simple caramel malt aroma- hardly any hop character (if any). Mildly carbonated with a sweet flavor. Very mildly hopped- should be hoppier with a buttery (diacetyl) note. Vacant, buttery, and not nearly bitter enough for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1657) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 On TAP@rock bottom, Boston, Ma. Dark red color, almost copper, thin foam, not persistent. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, flavor is refreshing and quite hopy, mouthfeel is bitter at finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2008
On Cask at NERAX 2008 Somerville, MA. While the common RB northstar is a golden, drinkable, but light in flavor that I’ve had many times, this was an example on when an expert brewer (Jerry in Boston RB) hand crafts a small batch. Much darker and thicker appearance, much more flavor, much smoother palate, a bear that you could drink on and on...but sadly the cask was a one-time thing.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On draft at Boston location. Boring and a little watery like their other beers. Mostly caramel, toasted malt flavor, but there were a few hops in the taste. Brief finish. Slight bitterness.


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