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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glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Dark amber. Very malt forward with light hops. Not too sweet. Well balanced.

cheap (6088) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Thanks to RCL for this really fresh brew. Big cloudy brown iced tea color and appearance. Majestic pale ale flavor with out overdoing it. Bitter on the medium low side. Fresh pale ale aromas, nothing out of the ordinary or distracting. Some chocolate comes thru on the big gulps. This is just one big fresh beer! Thanks Ray. One of the more refreshing american strong ales I’ve had.

portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Draft at Willimantic Brewing Company. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is of grapes, hops, and malt with hints of spice. Flavor is rather sweet with hints of fruit and hops, but has a malty, caramel finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft. Not a bad brew by the Berkshire people.

mcox90 (2138) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep amber color with a 1/2" cream colored head. Nose was malty with floral undertones. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel and malt with a hoppy background. Another good effort by Berkshire Brewing Co.

RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Flavor on this one seems to be a little shallow. Aroma is strangely reminiscent of caramel corn/Cracker Jacks. Nothing to write home about, but decent.

punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
A great BBC brew, as always. Pours a red-orange amber with a light cream-colored head. I disagree with rocbyter’s statement that the hops outweigh the malts. I feel like they’re fairly well balanced with the hops coming out in the aftertaste. Not overly complex.

rocbyter (2159) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Citrus hops out power the malts in this one but not by much. Cloudy dark orange color with a small whitish head. Tangy malt start finishing with a light citrus hop flavor.

mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2007
On draft at Cambridge Common. Trying hard to support the local guys, but this one just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t get much of a caramel flavor at all. Truth be told, I didn’t get much flavor at all. It looked like apple cider or powdered iced tea and unfortunately it didn’t have much more complexity than either. Thin head, but a nice brown color. I’d try it again if I saw it offered. I’d love to blame it on the venue, but the guys at Cambridge Common always take care of business, so I doubt it was that.

AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2007
I bought this one for the name. I’ve been stuk inside with all this nasty weather we’ve been having. There’s not too much to say about this one. Its a little fruity, and spicy, but not too much so. overall, it good.......

LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a hazy caramel amber color with a thin layer of alabaster bubbles, more so around the edges. Aroma is of bread and rich malts. Taste is of rich malts, citrus, caramel, light grassy hops and earthy notes. Ample carbonation, crisp and medium bodied. Ending is of bread and grassy hops notes.

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