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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper amber in color, this medium bodied ale has a great balanced flavor. A fruity spicy hop finish compliments in malty caramel taste. Think of English pale ale dry hopped with German Tettnang hops. This ale was made to sustain you during the long New England winter.

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3.5
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear garnet tinged amber with a thin white head. A bit of plum and sweet malt on the nose, toast, caramel. Medium bodied, malty and toasty. Not a ton going on but I don’t think there’s supposed to be. Easy drinking, inoffensive. Unremarkable in any great or terrible ways, just a middle of the road easy drinking beer. Tasty enough.

2.4
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A slightly cloudy medium brown body. A fast fading off white head, no retention. A fruity aroma seemed to dominate the aroma. Flavor was too fruity too. Some caramel malts but not enough to balance out the fruity flavor. May have been a bad bottle.

3.4
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Caramel colored pour, white head. Flavor is caramel, earthy hops, some roasted nuts, bread.

3.2
AirForceHops (7811) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
22oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s liquors. Best before 06/06/2013. Color is amber with a thin white head. Nose is the Berkshire house yeast with light caramel malt. The taste was lightly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops. German or European hops is what it reminds me of. Lighter side of medium in body. Decent brew.

3.3
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On tap in a plastic cup. Pours amber with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel and a little toffee from the malts plus some dough and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent amber ale.

3.3
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap pours orange copper with little of white head. The aroma is light of toasted grain, mostly bready. The flavor is smooth grain and earthy German hops with a light fruity green apple crisp drying finish. Not bad, mostly simple.

3.8
Huhzubendah (3740) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle split with hobbie100. Thanks Richard! A: Orange-brown hue with a medium-sized head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. S: Fruits, spices, malt. T: This was my favorite of the five Berkshire Brewing beers I had the opportunity to try recently. It was the most complex and interesting, and of course had the best flavor. Spices are integrated nicely into the overall flavor of the beer, with no artificial tasting fake flavors. I have had many winter warmer beers that I found less than pleasant. This was a pleasant surprise. M: Medium body, good feel. D: A solid beer. I’d definitely drink it again.

2.6
EdKing (2648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle at Nate’s Leaving Do care of Leighton. Colours clear chestnut brown. Nose is sour. Unfortunately it’s a touch infected. Nose is wild yeast, grainy malt husk underneath. Taste is the same. Like a Belgian bruin. Not that unpleasant but not what was intended.

5
mctizzz (3) - north adams, Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2012 does not count
Look forward to this one every winter, Berkshire Brewing Company does not dissapoint

2.8
harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
At Nates leaving do. Syrupy malt not great. Some hop. Some orange tangerine but syrupy strong and not my thing


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