jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2002
Clear bright copper. Thin head, nice lace. Nose of malt,yeast and a bit of peat? Medium body, soft and chewy, definite malt and peaty smoke on the palate, ringwood yeast(shows up very early and at the end) adds a unique and tasty fruity compliment to the beer. Nicely rich and balanced. Good shit! I have had 3 of this breweries beers and they have been winners. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Muddy mahogany color with a small white head. Aroma of bread and caramel. Maybe some sweet fruit in there too. Sweet flavor of caramel, toffee, some fruit jam, and toasted bread. Medium bodied beer that is pretty good but overall just too sweet for me. McGarnigle (652) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Clear copper with an off-white head. Slight diacetyl aroma. Body is medium, sparkly carbonation. I don’t really detect the fruitiness others do. It’s malty without hop bitterness, but it is also somewhat dry. It’s somewhat biscuity to me. A bit of the alcohol comes through. I think this is a very interesting beer, and I’d drink it again. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No other information is available on the label.
Appearance: The body has a rich amber color, good clarity and light off white head. The head fades quickly to just a thin wispy covering. This makes a little slick lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a firm malty character with a good hit of earthy and lightly citrusy hops.
Taste/Palate: The flavor reflects nose with its solid, lightly toasted malty base. The malt sweetness has some toffee and nuttiness with mellow fruity notes blended with both juicy and earthy hop notes. Hop bitterness keep the sweetness in check and gives good balance to the finish. This also makes this beer very drinkable even at 7.7%abv. The palate is a medium bodied with balanced carbonation.
Notes: This beer is well made and dangerously drinkable. MattShizzle (614) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle - from sampler pack. Pretty good. Doesn’t taste as strong as it says it is, but still pretty rich!
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Good Strong ale. Dark amber/light brown, thin head. Suprising hoppy, alcohol aroma. Very good piney bitter taste. Also some smokey, roasted flavors. MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Feb. 25, 2006; 12 oz. bottle.Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2002
<center><font size=1>When "Pride" was first brewed in December 1999, many thought the flavor and aromas of this beer had fruit overtones. No fruit or adjunct flavoring is added to this beer.</font></center>
I get a less-than-thrilling "Magic Hat-type" fruit sense from this as well, but the malts conspire to rescue this brew from utter mediocrity. Extra points for aroma. I like this almost-backyard brewery, and look forward to sampling more of their offerings.
Nice copper color. Has a nice bite to it, it’s not a big bite but there is one there. A very nice Strong Ale. Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Amber color. Small head.sweet aroma.Nice hint of vanilla in the flavor with a good malt feel in the mouth.Alcohol hidden very well. Finish a little weak. goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Pours clear ruby red, medium tan head that slightly lasts, good lacing, tons of bubbles in the body. Aroma is buttery, fruity, and some caramel. Flavor is slightly fruity, buttery, light caramel. Body is medium, fairly dry. The second bottle I had of this was much warmer than the first, and the flavors and drinkability were much better when warmer (about 60 vs 45 or so for the first bottle).