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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Awarded a Silver Medal in the World Beer Championships in the Amber Ale category for 1998, this is our flagship ale. It has a nutty malt flavor which is balanced by a citris hop flavor and a classic ale fruitiness. We distribute this ale on draft and in bottles throughout Northern & Central New York.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
draft- served extremely cold, and in a frosty mug which kind of tainted this rating a bit. regardless, an extremely generic tasting beer, with some bitter hop character, but none of the citrus flavor it advertises. Pick up a thousand islands pale ale from this same brewer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a small quickly gone head. The aroma is of cherry and cloves. Taste is sour and dry not appealing. Tastes like a supped up Budweiser.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarkets - 12 oz bottle. Light coper pour, slight off white head. Neutral aroma, hint of fresh lake water. Pretty bland flavor, hints of muted fruitiness, some subtle bitter notes, smidgen of biscuity sweetness, caramel notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, does in a pinch - just not overflowing with flavor. Good to see some new entrants on the supermarket shelf but we can do better than this, can’t we?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Poured a clear effervescent amber with a fizzy large white head. Aroma of lemon, floor cleaner, perhaps a bit of toastiness. Flavor is very light and consists mostly of some toffee, a bit of butterscotch, and a bit of hoppy dryness that really doesn’t carry any hop flavor. Overall inoffensive but bland. A beer that goes out of its way to avoid risk-taking at the expense of having any real discernible flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Pours a mostly clear light copper with a thin white head. Aroma is toasty, light diacetyl, and some caramel. Even more bland flavor with some toast, nuts, caramel and hints of hops. Relatively clean but finishes pretty bland and abrupt. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2007
Slightly cloudy, copper in appearance. A nice frothy head. Not much aroma, if at best, somewhat floral. Slightly hoppy, but indeed it is very malty. Thin body, easy to drink, but no complexity. Honey and floral notes in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Unremarkable but quite pleasant with barbecue at Blue Smoke in New York. Hazy golden amber, moderate white head. Good balance of malt backbone, lightly bitter American hops, and a floral note. No real complexity or intensity but worked will with the food.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LAC2007 (17) - Edgewater, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2007
A great name for a beer that lacked complexity and body. A nice golden color with a bread-like aroma but no taste at all.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 Bottle. Meeeeeeeeeeeediocre. Malt sweetness and hop bitterness, duh, unexciting. There is a hint of apricot fruitiness, but not enough to really make it interesting

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
Tap @ old saratoga. Small, off-white head, deep golden brown in color. Not much flavor, not what I expected...disapointed.


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