RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Sometimes you’ve just got to take it back to where it all began. And we took it way back with this offering. Old School is a British-style pale ale brewed with organic malts that feature Caramel and Munich malts for an easy drinking yet full-bodied character. The real darling of Old School, though, is in the hops. We went back and dug up some East Kent Goldings, traditionally used in all ales of British origin with a floral nose and an earthy, spicy, slightly sweet flavor. From start to finish, this is a great beer for celebrating the good times: past, present and future.

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Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewpub. Pours a light amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, pineapple, citrus and a tart note. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, light fruits and a strong hop finish. Medium bodied.

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and grain. Flavor of hops (citrus, grass), grain, and some caramel malt.

jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is mild sweet medium malt, sweet citrus. Taste is citrus rinds-orange/grapefruit hops, secondary light/medium malt. Some detractors.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: lightly sweet pale malt aroma, light hops
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, earthy and citrus hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a golden body and a small off-white head. Aroma is slightly fruity with caramel and a bit of faded hops. Taste is caramel with light hops. Very forgettable (no "seed planted in my soul"). Light carbonation.

Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Clear orangey gold, loose foamy head. Crisp, mellow hop aroma. Very dry and bitter, with a bracing hop bite over an understated, earthy malt base. Simple and tasty. Goes good with -wait for it - Pizza.

decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Deep gold/orange with tight white head and lace. Light/medium evergreen hops with a hint of cherry. Medium caramel malt, medicine, with a medium finishing bitter. Medium bodied with a hint of water.

Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Shared by paul. Pours an orange amber body with a white head. Grainy, dry husky with a floral and earthy aroma and a slightly nutty finish. not bad.

mar (5407) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Light amber pour with a thin egg white head. Nose of sweet hops and some fruity malts. Nice grapefruity flavor with some nice malts in the finish.

Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber brought back from NC trip. Pours a copper orange mostly clear with an ok head. Aroma is DMS with corn and green veges, light crackery caramel and toffee notes with slight stale hops- green, slight orange citrus. Flavor is more bland crackery malts, stale old hops- earth, toffee, leather and stale. Finish is lightly bittter and pretty weak. Meh.

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