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RATINGS: 91   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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3.3
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Tap. Pours a lightly amber color without much of a head. Nose is malt and winter fruit. Flavor is light and fruity, almost fresh apple cider purchased at the supermarket. It is light with some sweetness, but the flavors are very pleasent.

2.3
shadey (2136) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark amber color with a decent cream head. Aroma is a little sweet with some dustiness. Flavor is almost old, nothing fresh about it. Kinda heavy and bland.

4.1
ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2006
A beautiful cloudy dark orangy amber color. Nice malty (almost pumpkin) aroma with a very clean and easy malty taste. Perfect as a winter beer as the alcohol is just high enough to warm you. Citrusy aftertaste.

3.3
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle thanks to OldGrowth: Pours a clear orange copper with a frothy, sticky, clumpy-lacing, off-white head. Sweet toasted crystal malty aroma has some earthy hoppy notes. Starts with a semi-sweet earthy caramel flavor revealing more citrusy bittering hops toward a crisp bittersweet noble hoppy finish. A decent winter brew.

3.4
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
[tap @ Bukowski’s] Pours a golden color. Aroma is sweet and inviting. Flavors are pretty interesting- kind of spicy, yet fruity as well. Nothing too overpowering. Nice malt background makes for a good hop finish.

3.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2761) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Instead of my normal rating style, I’ll just say that this almost a carbon copy of Arrogant Bastard with some water added. Less aroma, flavor and alcohol. Same pricetag though.

3.7
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This beer recommended by a friend at Colonial Spirits, I’ve been wanting to try another brew from Berkshire since trying the Imperial stout last year, and he has never lead me wrong before so let see what this beer is all about. It pours a candied orange, similar in color to pencil shavings. It leaves a very thin white head thats semi-sticky but not really clinging to the glass. The smell of this beer is surprisingly fruity, peach, grape, citrus. The hop essence in the nose is almost non present. As I taste this beer the hops let me know there in this ale, then a fruit essence hits your palate then leaves quickly replaced with some spices cinnamon, nutmeg, corriander and finished with a squeeze of hop bitterness. This is a nice ale one that is refreshing and I could drink all winter.

3.1
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
22oz bottle: Bottle conditioned. Somewhat cloudy medium amber with orange-red highlights when held to light and a medium yellow-eggshell colored head. Aroma is spicy/grassy hops, light spice, hints of toasted malt, caramel, light pepper, wet towel, with a touch of dough towards the end. Taste is spicy, almost peppery, hops, a hint of grapefruit, light caramel, beer-soaked bread, toasted malt, clove-orange, a hint of fruity yeast, and then more spicy hops finish things off. Medium bodied and creamy at times, while at other times I feel like it’s slightly watery and dead, moderate-medium carbonation, I’d like it to be just a bit more dry in the finish (which is watery, with spicy/floral hops notes lasting).

3.7
DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Mildly piny aroma to start, turning extremely sweet in the nose. The sweetness is amazing with hints of cocoa powder as well. An interesting and pleasant aroma. Mildly hazy copper color with an off-white head. I’d like this to be darker. This is a weird ale. There are some mild piney hops throughout with some roasted malts and lots of sweetness, but not overly cloying. Almost milky and cream-like. A bit spicy and just very different. Enjoyable, though.

3.1
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Another one of their attempts at a blended beer. This one’s dark and coppery with a very thin ring of white bubbles. Smells appley with some hints of orange juice. Taste is very caramelly with some strange nutty elements on the finish.


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