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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale

Union Oyster House Colonial Ale
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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This is an Ale brewed specifically for the Union Oyster House in Boston.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dustin17 (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
Reminiscent of a new castle brown but tastier on the palate. Beer is good but drinking it at the oldest restaurant in the US is what makes it better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2010
A beer made especially for this Boston landmark restaurant. Enjoyed two pints of this on tap. Copper amber color with a one finger head. The aroma is a sweet caramel malt. Very much with a toffee power and just a little bitter grass hop behind it. I was told this is brewed with molasses in honor of when the north end of boston had a tank full of the stuff flood the streets. Great malty beer that pairs well with the classic new england food served at this place. If you ever go there order this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Served with a smallish light tan head and a little lace. Color is a clear copper amber. Aroma is malt caramel toffee nutmeats roasty hint of butterscotch. Flavor’s much like that but with a bit of hop. Good body and carbonation. Good finish that is like flavor and of medium length. Session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2009
Draft at Union Oyster House. Poured a murky brown color with orange highlights. The head was thick and tan with an orange tint. Some lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Diacetyl dominated nose. Smelled of buttery toffee, butterscotch, and distinct brown sugar. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Lots of malty flavors that included the likes of distinct brown sugar, vanilla, and buttery toffee. A slight metallic note at the end detracted somewhat. Not bad if you don’t mind buttery toffee and butterscotch aromas and flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2008
This is an excellent brew I enjoyed with my buddy James King when I took him to lunch to thank him for allowing me to stay with him in Boston so that I could go to my best friend’s wedding in Gloucester, Mass. This brew was really outstanding with the meal. Very enjoyable and highly recommended if you ever get to go to the Union Oyster House in Boston, which I believe my waitress informed me, is supposed to be the oldest still operating restaurant in America.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
I had this brew at the Union Oyster House in Boston. The bartender said this was made only for the Oyster house. It had a smokey/toasty flavor with a Decent aroma - nice malt flavor good carbonation... Hazy amber... Very nice. I really liked this brew - too bad I will not likely get a chance to enjoy it again.


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