Oakes (18199) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2001
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Sligtly hazy amber with a small white head. An odd beer as I was not expecting a big beer from such a small brewery. Aroma of old wood and barleywine. A big taste from the first sip, a woody, liquor conditioned taste. You can not detect the ABV but you can feel it. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a thin, quick-dissipating, white head and a copper body. Weak malt nose that is rather lactic. Has a very strong english flavour - wouldn’t be surprised to find golding and kent hops in here. Linguring mild malt finish. Average. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a thick foamy head. Light aroma of malt and yeast. Slight floral flavor, but mostly just bitter, which I didn’t care for all that much. The bitterness moderated around mid-glass as the beer warmed a bit. This beer was worth trying, but I won’t be back for another 6-pack. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2006
This had some fruit in the taste. Strong alcohol for a %7.7 brew. Not bad. Good on a cool night.
ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Draught at the brewery, 7/15/2006.can8ianben (1561) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Brass-goldenrod colored body shows medium-high clarity and has very slight beige tints on the edges. Large, white head fairly steadily recedes to cover, with some minimal, spotty lacing left behind.
Malty and estery from the nose, it combines to produce a note reminiscent of peaches and apples dipped in honey butter...or something like that. Medium strength overall, with very basic complexity, just malt and esters really. Some light alcohol adds a touch of warmth/spiciness but is otherwise minimal. A very slight hint of breadiness is noted, but it’s a doughy/dry combination, whereas some grainy or husky flavors might improve both balance and complexity. A bit of dried grass is noted from the hops, but very fleeting.
The flavor is very monotonous, being comprised mostly of honey-like and buttercreamy malts. Light fruitiness adds a touch of depth and there is a slight saltiness or other mineral-like note on the end. But again, it just seems very focused on buttercream sweetness, with a hint of alcohol dryness. Almost like a strong American golden ale, with medium to low attenuation. I think some different malts could do it good by adding more complexity, and a touch more attenuation my relieve some of the monotonous sweetness. But otherwise, a clean, uneventful beer with a smooth texture.
An interesting offering as a unique beer of their brewery. I liked the complexity of the malts, the alcohol is hidden well, but it didn’t make me want to drink more of it (seems like that is the theme over at Cooperstown Brewery) Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 23, 2008
Bottle 355mlBrewBoxer (2653) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber ale with medium light creamy cover.
Nose :Alcoholic weave into woody hints, hint of vanilla dipped cherry and of twizzlers.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , quiet empty frontal but with more character in the middle and finish. Semi-dry alcohol warmth, processed vanilla and dough. At finish texture becomes chewy and more complex. Brew with obvious flaws that transforms into likeable thing.
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a sweet malty and bready taste. Not too heavy and nothing special. Like a boozier esb
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is malty, and fruity. Flavor is malty slightly fruity, with a light bitter finish.