rajendra82 (1078) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Direct from Connecticut via BA Counselor, the beer opened super pressurized, and pouring into the pint glass indicated a six inch tall foamer topping an inch of beer. As the beer settled down, the color of the body was revealed to be clear copper. The aroma was malty with treacle sweetness, and some earthy hops. The taste under all that foam was rather thin and bland. Mostly grainy and nutty with brown sugar sweetness some decent hop bitterness, the carbonation added some crisp sour club soda flavor. The mouthfeel was better after the carbonation died down. Not too bad overall. drpimento (3572) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2005
hardly any head, but a great malty sweet yet hoppy aroma and nice copper color. Good mouth feel. I picked up a couple of off flavors but I suspect it was due to some food I’d just eaten. Got this bottle from my friend Paul who brings stuff for me from his travels. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
Lightly hoppy and grainy malt aroma. Clear amber coloured body is topped by a decent white head that steadily recedes, slowly but completely. Flat malt flavour has some toasty character and fairly assertive bitterness. Medium-light body with low carbonation felt somewhat lifeless in the mouth. Sampled at the Willimantic brewpub with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
On tap at Willimantic. Amber color, off-white film. Quite grainy aroma, feeling a bit raw, earthy and fruity graham-like maltiness. Mellow evolving hops gently complement toasty and slightly biscuity malts. This is a quaffable beer with a light-medium body, but seriously indistinctive I found. I certainly expected more hops in there, we are dealing with a minimal citric character. It just felt all the way despite warming like a beer served way too cold with just too shy flavours. MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
On tap at Willimantic : Grainy caramel in a slick mouthfeel...Sweet malty fruitiness with a nice roasty back bitterness...Well-done, but still an amber ale after all...
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2004
BottleBückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Amber with a light filmy head and spotty lacing. Aromas are malt dominant with caramel roast and crystal. Hops are sweet and fruity as well as slightly earthy. Some alcohol along with citrus. Flavors are nutty with loads of sweet caramel. Bittering hops come out with a slight fruitiness. Creamy mouthfeel with a tangy bite. Thanks DYC!
Ruby Yorkshire terrier color, nice sized head with good retentiveness. A rich malty perfume dances with wild fruity notes & a whisper of grainy tendencies. The tastes present a balanced show of crystal malt sweetness & hop bitterness. Not a very exciting show. Tail is a bit too bitter. No or little umami on this one. Thanks DYC! DYCSoccer17 (3691) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Sweet malty aroma with some metallic hop notes in there. I do get a little fruitiness in there as well. Mildly hazy dark copper/amber color with a small quickly dissipating light tan head. Lots of roasted and pale malts in this beer to start. Finishes with a nice bitter hoppiness. Nice body and very adequate. sloth (2897) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Small offwhite head, fair retention, spotty lacing. Clear amber color, Vinous nose, grapes, lightly grainy. Medium body. Medium sweet maltyness, grainy, wort like flavors. Finish is fairly dry, light astringency. Thanks go to dycsoccer17 for this bottle of brew. He added it to a crossed up shipment. True ratebeer spirit! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Another Yankee done fooled me! I mean, what should one expect from a bottle merely marked "Old Yankee Ale", anyway?
Appearance: dark, rich amber/ brown color, beneath a tawny tan head.
Aroma: sweet and malty, toffeeish, and distinctly nutty.
Light hoppiness, medium body, excellent texture, delightful play on the tongue.
Fruitiness comes forward in the middle, and rides out to the end. Very smooth and easy, quite nice overall. Felt like a fuller bodied brown ale, than a "pale ale."