RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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Leighton (22051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Bottle shared at the Kernel. Bottle seems a bit off kind of sour. Still drinkable it itsd way, but I will need to have again.

bbbeer (863) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2012
On tap. Red-brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malty, sweet. Medium body, a little oily. Flavor is pretty much malt, on the sweeter side, caramel, a little spice. Ok.

cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2012
On tap. Appearance is a dark caramel, slight deep red hue, white head, good carbonation. Aromas are on the malty side, spices, cinnamon and a slight nutmeg. Palate is almost all malt, with a balanced spice hitting the mid palate of nutmeg and a light cinnamon. Really not a spicy beer, but it does balance out the malt forwardness. Not bad for a winter offering.

Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Poured from a tall bottle purchased in MA into a short glass to drink. The beer had a rich brown color with a slight reddish hue and a smaller, creamy dark tan head with mild cling and retention. It featured malty scents of caramel, molasses, and slight touches of coffee and chocolate, along with some earthy hops for balance. The taste was fairly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops as well. A smooth, wet, and lighter beer with low to average carbonation and a thin mouthfeel.

TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
So not sure why ratebeer has this down as a strong ale. 22oz bomber. Light tan ale color with well holding white 3 finger head. Aroma is a little plain breadiness and sweet grain. The taste is a bit deeper with orange hops and spicy yeast and on the whole sweetness. Well balanced and fresh palate like all of Berkshire brews

Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22-ounce bottle courtesy of HikerCT. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours a bright light brown color with a single-finger off-white head that has some spotty lacing. The nose carries a bit of light caramel and some bread, not too much else. The flavor is equally bland. Some bread. Maybe bread crust, too. Yay! Not much in the way of spicing, so at least it’s not overspiced. Medium body and quite chewy. Blah. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-17-2011

BroSpud (2233) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bomber. Pours a light orange with a white head. Sweet aroma followed by a sweet caramel taste with some citrus. Usually not my favorite style but this is pretty good.

thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Pretty nice taste, dark amber color, has a syrupy thick quality, very malty with some hop presence as well, sort of like a wee heavy.

sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2011
On tap. Pours a deep amber color with a stiff, root beer like head. Has a nice meaty palate with yeasty overtones. Overall this was excellent and perfect for Winter.

brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2011
22oz. bomber brought back by BP on his trip to New England: Pours a fairly clear amber color with suprisingly little head and very little carbonation. The aroma is malty sweet, with some hints of fruitiness, toffee, faint spice and a hint of hops. Taste is fairly malty, sweet with that faint spice again - and a very mild hop finish to balance it all out. Very smooth and overall not a bad beer at all.

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