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Sherwood Forest Archers Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed for the Sherwood forest Brewers
Sherwood Forest Brewers is now offering its flagship brew in 12 ounce bottles. Archerís Ale brewed as a traditional English style ale, amber in color, full bodied, a blend of precisely balanced hops with a hint of sweetness for a refreshing finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2011
Deep rusty amberish orange in color. Sweet earthy malt aroma, some toffee, and some light floral and citrus hop balance. Definitely smells English. Taste is surprisingly full bodied, with a big wallop of earthy malts, nutty toffee, and some yeasty dough. Very muted, if any, hop presence on the flavor. Pretty pronounced nuttiness, like a brown ale or something. Almost too balanced overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. GUSHED.

App.: Hazy mahogany with a small, loose tan head. Aroma: Stark, vegetal, earthy, malts, hints of vague fruitiness, blah. Palate: Medium body with full effervescence. Flav.: Vaguely fruity (berries) malts, still kinda vegetal, earthy, stark and British, blah again; dry with minimal bitterness and a British malt finish.

Seriously underwhelming.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
decent, but cheap, so thatís a bargain. bottled. pours amber with a frothy head. aromas of roasted malt and hoppy citrus. palate is nothing to speak of. i wouldnít recommend, normally, but itís very cheap (at least where i bought it). palate is thin and not long lasting. a little bitterness, a little sweetness. just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours red and orange with a thin light tan head. Aromas of sweet fruity apple and apple peel, caramel, and grass. The flavor is fruity malt, apple, and a hint of cocoa and raisin. Smooth and pretty drinkable. Alright. [630]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Pours a gorgeous amber with thick white head. Its aroma is that of hops and malt. It is very drinkable, with a balance between the hops and malt, as well as a bread/grain flavor. This would certainly make me a "merry-man".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3576) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours an amber color with a large white head. Aroma is malt and hops. Taste is the same, with heavy malt and bread notes in front and a pleasant hop bitterness at the end. Clean, drinkable, and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2010
On tap. Slightly murky color. Strong hops with a sour aftertaste. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Lightly dank nose (not in the good dank way, more like dingy socks soaked in apple juice) with too much cider. Pale chestnut pour but the head is overwhelming and fluffy; nose plus appearance allows me to believe this might be infected, but judging by the other beers Iíve had from this brewer, it may just be the product of bad technique that was bottled and sold. Dark earthy notes in the mouth, an aftertaste of harsh ash, but too-sweet notes up front as the thin body hits the tongue, and more apple adjoined to seemingly inappropriate hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (malt syrup, caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Raw, crude, simple. Almost unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. A giant head of rocky foam tops this dark, woody-brown beer. The aroma is quite stark, rich with brown sugar. The beer drinks with a similar maltose base, sugar and malt out front all the way. Decent. (#3988, 9/19/2010)

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