cagou007 (1155) - FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
Pours copper with medium tan head. Nose is caramel and bubble gum. Aromas are toasted malts, caramel with a hint if bubble gum. Few herbal hops, but hop is quite absent for a pale ale. Dry toasty finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone berkshirejohn (6451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
12oz bottle from a Hannaford Supermarket in Kennebunk, ME. Amber with a thin off-white head; malty aroma; malty taste with a touch of caramel and estery fruit; and a biscuity finish. Fairly close to the Burton style - well Bass at least. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It’s actually pretty uniform in texture - thick, too. Retention is pretty solid and lacing is minor.
S: It’s mainly toasted malts on the forefront, with a fruity undercurrent (think stone fruit). Slight hints of diacetyl are also present. As it sits in the glass, it shows off more fruit notes. Not bad, not bad at all.
T: Again, toasted is a decent word to describe the flavor profile. Some nondescript fruit esters congeal at the middle of the palate before an upsurge of (malt) bitterness finishes this off. The aforementioned fruit notes pop up more strongly on certain sips. It’s certainly well made and balanced well - it’s just not my style at all.
M: I could use a bit more crisp dryness to help counteract the malty linger on the palate. The carbonation here is quite zesty, but it’s not quite enough. Having said that, it’s not undrinkable by any stretch - it seems to become drier as I drink more of this, in fact.
O: Biases against crystal malt and English-style pale ales aside, this one does the job well. It’s richer than its low ABV would suggest, too. The old adage "it’s not you, it’s me" is appropriate for this one. Still, I can imagine this one being rock-solid on cask. malrubius (2859) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Bright copper with lasting head and lace. Fruity bready aroma with a hint of hops. Malty bready grainy ripe peach fruity sweetness with mild herbal hop bitterness. Medium body. Not bad. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4/17/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Fruity aromas with caramel and malt. Caramel flavors with hints of hops and fruit. Too watery.
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Nice pale ale. Wish I could try one with a nice lobster. Smooth combination of flavors and somewhat unique. Mine was from a bottle (mix & max). Would like to try this again.
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A basic beer, not well balanced. Drinkable, but not ratable, taste like a lot of the average pale ale out there. Ed5388 (3448) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber/orange color with a creamy off white head. Aroma of toasted, caramel, and some floral and grassy hops. Taste of caramel, toasted grain, grass, and light citrus. VincentDamon (500) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
Bière achetée dans le Maine. 12 onces. Belle couleur ambrée et effervescence visible. Mousse fugace il faut dire. Nez de houblon et de citron, avec un brin de sel marin. En bouche, c’est plus caramélisé, et le houblon amène en finale une amertume qui pourrait toutefois être mieux balancée et qui agace un peu à la longue. Bon petit produit quand même. Cheers! guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Quite a lot of carbonation and the head stays for a pretty long time. Caramel and hop nose. Sweet taste with a small hop finish. Quite good and refreshing