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Sheepscot Valley Boothbay Special Bitter Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   ABV: -
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
on tap @brewery-pours a white head that bubbles and hazy amber color. Aroma is orange/pine hops. Taste is orange/pine hops. Mouth feel is a bit grainy. Medium body. OK carbonation. 3.6 *090507-Sheepscot Boothbay Bitter PA @Great Lost Bear Portland-on cask-pours an off white head that laces and hazy copper color. Aroma is citrus with some bitter/herbal hops. Taste is herbal hops bite, light/medium malt-light side of medium body. Right on style for a malty English Bitter. [Not sure about Special Bitter Pale Ale] Soft carbonation. 2.8

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft at Great Lost Bear. Clear deep golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit. Taste is smooth and fruity, not too bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Cask at Great Lost Bear. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy white head with long retention and good lacing. Aroma is earthy and minty hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with fruity esters, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 On cask at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME:
Floral hops scent the well-rounded caramel maltiness in this authentic and balanced Bitter. Nothing stands out really, but when the cask is in fine form, this can be a satisfying pint for a session.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût, cask. Pinte dégustée chez Great Lost Bear (Portland, ME). Arôme: Odeur d’houblon floral avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: Couleur blonde. Aucun col. Aucune bulle. Aucune dentelle. Saveur: Goût agrumes, de bananes et de clous de Girofle. Court arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #1700)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4370) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
(Draught) Sampled on tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME. Lasting, medium, foamy head with a hazy, non-carbonated copper body. Very hoppy with a nail polish and perfume nose. Very good bitterness in the palate and a extremely good balance with malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Served cask conditioned at the Great Lost Bear. Cloudy amber color with a thick bubbly white head. Mild aroma of caramel and hops. Flavor of strong and powerfully bitter hops with caramel, strong bitter finish. Medium body, creamy and smooth texture, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2008

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4/21/2008: Sheepscot Boothbay Bitter had a hazy amber/burnt orange appearance. The frothy off-white head left thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is hoppy (leafy and somewhat grassy) which seemed to be Cascade hops. The flavor ha a light butter toffee bitterness followed by a soft and citrusy Cascade (?) hop bitterness. The body of the beer was medium and it was soft on the palate. This is a good beer from the cask!

Pint (draught) at The Great Lost Beer in Portland, Maine. Rating #13 for this beer...

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwoeltje (2211) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2005
(cask conditioned - Great Lost Bear) deep copper with nice off-white head. Faint hop and malt aromas. Nice hops flavor, well balanced with malt. Hints of fruit. Mouthfeel is low carbonation as expected from a cask ale. This beer alone made the trip to Maine worthwhile.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Cask Draught @ GLB 08’. Citrus and clean cut grass. Hop balance is well done. A bit thin in the mouth feel but the finish is decent. Good session beer is you are into bitters.


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