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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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2.8
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Aroma is claimed to be fairly exotic, but to me it just smells like caramel malt and mild hopping. Clear amber color. Semi-sweet pale ale like flavor for the most part, but yeah there is some funky eurohop thing going as well. Very smooth and refreshing, which is not expected from initial impressions. Sort an answer to an unasked question.

3.1
halfonit (1408) - 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
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Pours an orange foliage esc in coloration, little head. smells very malty with caramel and spices in the nose. Taste well rather unpleasant, but not undrinkable caramel hop and malt a little too over-spiced and watery at the same time.

3.5
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
Bottle 22 oz bomber. From my best friend, Scott, Poured a dark amber, clear, with a small fizzy white head. Aroma was sweet+caramel+hops. also apples and fruit. Nice. Taste was caramel, burnt a bit, with some fruit in there as well. Tasted some cinnamon, smooth, good beer.

3.7
JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2005
The last of the goodies sent to me by OldGrowth, Many Thanks Tom. This beer reminded me of Stone’s Lee’s Mild, possibly because its been so long since I had the latter(and my memory doesn’t serve me as correctly as it once did). Light amber colored, translucent looks like a cup of tea. Flavors are very earthy, with a cinnamon, maple flavor that is balanced with a mild dose of Noble hops. Thin bodied. Finish is most spice with a lingering flavor of old leaves.

3.4
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.

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).

3.4
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Dark amber. Very malt forward with light hops. Not too sweet. Well balanced.

3.5
CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Nicely surprising beer. Bartender told me it would be "maltier" than most beers, but this beer had great balance, was very drinkable, with a good kick. Nice, nice winter ale.

3.9
Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Very fruity floral nose. Thick off white, pinkish head. Ruby-copper-amber hue. Smooth pale malts, caramel,medium bodied, with fruity, hop bite in the finish. Very drinkable and pleasant. One of their better brews if u ask me. Hops are evidentin the nose, and come out very nicely in the finish of this very well rounded brew. 6.3% abv.


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