overall
63
95
style
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.5
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Good seasonal that I enjoy every year. BBC does very similar things on most of their beers and this one I think exemplifies the best of what they do. Big malt backbone with light hopping in the British tradition. If you are looking for a big ABV hop bomb you will be disappointed. Check your expectations and you will find a well crafted beer that strangely enough stands out for its lack of extremist tendencies and doesn’t follow the big beer crowd. If your worried that it doesn’t pack enough punch for the cold winter months, well its only sold in 22 oz bombers so that should make up the difference. Quantity and quality.

3.2
alexsdad06 (10580) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
22 oz. bottle from trade. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has moderately sweet caramel malt, citrus hops, grass, touches of ripe fruits and is a bit earthy. The flavor is similar with caramel malts, bread, slight ripe fruits, citrus and bittering hops, wheat grass, with just a hint of dust. This wasn’t bad, it just didn’t really work for me. I also found it interesting that the description said it was made to sustain you during the long New England winter and I thought it was more of a late summer beer. This was not big enough in flavor or mouthfeel to satisfy during the winter.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex sour citrus and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.

3.9
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
bottle, pours a nice ruby amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and slightly sour biscuit malt and lots of dry hop character. Flavor is a great balance of bread, rye, and doughy malts, with a nice punch of hops that complement the malt but don’t overpower. The malt character lingers while the hops mildly dry the tongue. Nice beer.

4.2
jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pours orange. Has that nice malt hoppiness to it that you’d get from a Rogue beer. Rated 2/26/05

3.1
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2010
22oz bomber vitalized by the rain. Taste is border line non fullfilling. Like an amped up ale but too poser like to sink in the taste of excellence. Pours solid tan brown sade with nothing to see through. Goes down like an ice cube down a wet slide, but has a slinky resistance to the aftertaste that keeps you coming back. The Berkshires are beautiful.

3.6
thornecb (5989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Pours an autumnal blood orange into a shaker. Off-white head quickly recedes to sicken surface. Mild caramel aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning crisp and dry in the lasting citrus finish.

3.1
halfonit (1389) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours a dark golden color. Aroma consists of malts, hops, and caramel. Taste is pretty much the same with a little citrus in the back end. Leaves a hop aftertaste.

3.2
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle:   Dirty golden, cloudy, large rocky off-white head, spots of lacing.   Overriped fruits on the nose, also slight cardboard.   Past its prime?   Lets see... Malt forward, hops are hidden if at all, aged fruit, slight whole wheat like breadiness, with faded caramel.   Hmmm, not bad, but a little flat.   I bet this would have been sharper about 6 months ago.   As is not too bad, but I think over the hill a bit.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Dull caramel and citrus linger.   Tasty, even if a little expired, or at least seems to be.


3.3
kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 On draught. Amber maroon pour with a thin white head. Aroma of dark berries and almonds. Sweet taste of dark fruit, sugar and malt with a faint citrus finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5