RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Sometimes youve 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Pale copper color with a big, frothy white head lasting minutes...Lightly hoppy aroma...Medium body, mild carbonation, crisp finish...Lightly hoppy flavor in the finish, slightly malty sweet up front...Very well balanced...Excellent pale ale...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Hazy amber-gold with big, foamy beige head / Delicate dry hop and malt nose / Light body, delicate, with good balance / Fresh, elegant yet earthy flavors of dry hops and malt, with light citrus notes / Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
Originally reviewed 1/14/10. The final beer I had at the brewpub the other night. This came out a murky gold, with a small white head on top. Retained well; left plenty of sticky lace on the glass. Scents of citrus, flowery hops, and fresh biscuits. Good creamy body, yet still retained a mellow crispness. Very nice. Mild bitter punch at the onset with a good hop presence, but this finishes oh so sweet. Wow. I really dig this beer. Aftertaste is of fresh-baked bread. This was really good. I could drink this one all night. I see they bottle, Ill have to find some of these somewhere. Recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4873) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Appearance: Pours up a near-clear, amber-orange body with a thinnish, though lasting, white head. Smell: A mild nose where the notes dont just leap out at you. Going in, you can glean hints of pale malts, light fruit, and earthy hops. Taste: Pale malts gently caressed with some toasty and sweet caramel qualities. Lil spritz of fruity apricot juice. Earthy, grassy hop character with enough bitterness to balance things out. Drying finish that bounces back and forth between hints of malts and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Actually, I quite liked it. Its balanced, its easily drinkable, and, if the purported ABV percentage is correct, well, then kudos to them. Should pair with just about any of the grub served up at ABC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Pale orange with a foamy, white head. Good head retention and great lacing. Aroma: Light floral nose with biscuit notes. Very mild. Taste: Caramel malt, a hint of wood, butter, and a nice bitter balance. Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, bitter finish. Overall: A pretty good brew with some nice English character. Very sessionable. Rebuy: Yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5337) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
22 oz bottle generously sent to me by Suttree. Pour is a hazy yellow golden, with a frothy loose 2 inch off white head. Some lacing left on the glass as the froth falls. Aroma of soft toasty malt and citrus floral hops, which are also soft and subdued. Taste is a nice balance between the malt and the hop of the nose, nice citrus brightness and ever so mild dry bitterness to the finish. A nice mineral earthiness is in the aftertaste. Palate is thin to medium clean and drinkable. Thanks Phil, this was a nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6235) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13176) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap @ Asheville Pizza. Light amber color, white head. Deep toast flavor with a hint of butter. Earthy with a bit of sweetness, butterscotch. Well balanced. Biscuit notes. Aroma of buttered popcorn. Never a pleasant scent in a beer...Unless were talkin traditional Ales. English Style Pales? Then I guess its OK. This is OK.
27 Oct 09

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