Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2017 cruz22499 (20) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too, too bad.It has a nice fruity flavor to it. Not too fond of the 22oz. bottles, but I guess every BBC beer comes in a 22oz. bottle.
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a murky dark orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma had some herbal to earthy hop qualities blending with some smooth semi-sweet cereal to biscuit-like malts. Light butterscotch and some caramel to toffee malts even come out to balance fairly nice.
The flavor had the semi-dry and semi-sweet clean malt quality about it with a low hop bitter character about it. Sly aftertaste of this malt rides into the finish with the same low hop quality about it.
The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionable smooth aspect to it. Hop bitterness was quite contained. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, pretty good pale ale, seemed close to an English styled one, but still worthy of coming back to. gripweed57 (2800) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy Amber brown color. Thick creamy beige head. Tart celery malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has spicy bitter hop aftertaste. bshep (155) - - JAN 3, 2017
.................................................. rjplumer (1153) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Heavy toffee malt aroma. Body is an amber with a touch of gold caramel with a medium haziness. Heavy off-white foam head that laces nicely. Light fruit taste with only a touch of bitterness. Has a pleasant clean finish. Reminds me of an English Pale Ale. I could drink many pints of this. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Aromas of herbaceous hops, caramel, faint strawberry, faint muscato. Hazy red-amber with a mostly lasting off-white head. Pretty dry, fruity, malt-forward, finishes quite clean. Light-medium bodied.
mike67 (1245) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2015
On tap at Uno. Pours dark red with fluffy white head. Aroma is of bready malt and red fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops, pepper, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and peppery. Overall it is good brew. bnokk (539) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
APPEARANCE - very nice copper color. Light head is white but tucks itself back into the beer right away.
NOSE - this is not a hoppy pale ale. Perhaps some grassiness from hops, but I can’t be certain. If I didn’t know this was an ale, I’d swear it smelled like a lager.
FLAVOR - really pales in that department.
NOTES - I’d like to say I can drink this on a hot day and be refreshed... But the flavor is somewhere between refreshing and a solid american pale ale. But it’s really not.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-7-12-
Poured from bomber into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a wonderful deep amber color with a big off white colored head. The head has fantastic retention and retains its strength for quite some time but it eventually fades over time to give a decent amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is on the lighter side with hints of roasted malt some caramel smells as well as some floral and citrus hop aroma.
Taste – A sweeter bready malt flavor with hints dark fruit are the first to meet the tongue. As the taste moves on light hop flavor of a floral and very light citrus flavor come to the tongue. The beer seems to bitter more toward the middle with the advent of the hop, but then again seems to sweeten toward the end where flavors of a caramel nature meet the tongue Where a slightly bitter caramel and malty flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with the carbonation level being the same.
Overall - A pretty good “not so” pale ale with nicer roasted grainy flavors. While it has god flavors it is nothing to really go out of the way for.
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
Growler. Pours amber with an off white head. Toffee malts, faint earthy and floral hops, light fruity notes, and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Not bad. jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Bottle. Pours copper/amber. White head. Nose and taste of pine, biscuit malt, caramel, resin and light grass. Medium body.