galietti (12) - USA - SEP 6, 2001
This ale is great out of a bottle or from the keg. I live two minutes from the brewery, I should try and get a tour!! darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Very good dark beer. I Wish I didnt have to travel so far to find it. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Nice sharp grapefruit hops aroma translates superbly into the taste. Not sure why northwest hops should be used in a beer named íolde yankee,í but iím definitely not complaining about the results. the bitterness stays on the palate and follows through in the aftertaste. Beautiful coppery beer with good head. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2001
In my travels, Iíve found and read that as far as ales go, color used to describe it means literaly nothing. At one time in England, it denoted a bottled only beer, not one taken from a cask, but bottled directly.
As vote it as:
A DAMN good beer!
Dark amber in color, beige head, lots of lace and a trizillion tiny bottles that once again denotes a well brewed beer.
Malty at the nose, a bit earthy maybe?, malts are large in this beer, with a nice full mouth feel that I like, the finish, a bit spicy and a tad dry. Nice carbonation, reminds me of beers brewed with the Burton double barrel system, try Windsor Double Barrel Ale, and see if they donít match up well. MaBeer1972 (2041) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2003
On-tap at the Willimantic Brewery. Very deep amber with a nice frothy head. Excellent maltiness. The hops impart a slightly bitter finish. Good stuff. (You hop heads may like this one).
drpimento (3576) - 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 Iíd just eaten. Got this bottle from my friend Paul who brings stuff for me from his travels. Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Pours a bright copper with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet biscuit, citrus, toffee, and toasted grain. Flavor starts with sweet caramel and toffee, turns bready, toasted biscuits, and finishes with a mild pleasant and slightly citric bitterness. Awesome balance, and an awesome beer. Iíve always got a six pack on hand, my session beer of choice. Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
A really nice amber ale here. So smooth and creamy malty flavors on it. I picked up a 6-pack in CT the other weekend and was very pleased with the results. Skeptical_1 (12) - - JUL 1, 2014
Perfect mild amber ale to pair with seafood on the Connecticut coast. Right amounts of hoppiness to make it easily drinkable and enjoy the taste of the fresh seafood.
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Iím going my own way on this one and saying that itís a pale ale, not a red or amber. Anyways, itís a doozie no matter how you categorize it. Succulent malts dominate, giving sweetness and a nice caramel and almond flavor. Nice and hoppy towards the end with a very distinctively dry finish. Classic northeast style beer, and a very good session ale. Cheers to VENOM for this excellent, under-appreciated beer.