RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
This multi award winner is straw colored, light bodied with a slight hint of maltiness and a balanced hop flavor. We ferment this ale longer and at a colder temperature to give it a crisp creamy finish.
1997 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal
1998 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermansteve (12) - , New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2008
The name might sound a bit Korney, but the beer itself is great. It’s one of the lighter selections at this bar, but it should not be take lightly.

ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Can, undated, drunk 5/14/16.
Pours a clear, bronze-golden with a foamy white head atop showing average retention.
Pepper, floral/sharper herb notes in the nose are softened by angel food cake-like maltiness and light yeast minerality. No alcohol and while I fought with myself as to whether I was finding any butter, it was only just a hint at most and was probably just the malt character. Hops aren’t terribly fragrant, but they’re fresh and I do like that it’s not pine and citrus.
Soft, lightly malty texture with high carbonation, but not overly fizzy. Honey, white bread and black pepper with dried herbs (thyme, basil, oregano-like character) making for a pretty good balance overall. Clean and with no alcohol. Could be more dry and the malt flavor a little more polished (it’s just a touch mushy-sweet), but it’s still clean and that’s probably the most important part.
Looking at the earlier (10 years old) ratings, it looks like they’ve come a long way and cleaned up their act, which is good.

Chalumeaux (1850) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Poured from bottle deep golden color with a fizzy white head. Aromas of bread yeast and mild spice. Taste is grass with a hint of fruit and caramel and a bitter finish. Not stellar.

WillRunForBeer (2803) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bomber shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours light brown gold with a white head. Aroma is light grains, fruity esters, earthy. Flavor is creamy, caramel up front leading to earthy grassy bitterness. The label is far better than the beer.

johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Tap at the source. Brightly clear deep golden color with a small quickly dissipating bubbly white head. Nice bready pilsner with some spicy and floral hop. Light earth light astringency, somewhat mediocre.

thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Sweet caramel aromas. Sharply carbonated with sweet dough and caramel upfront turning to corn before the dry mildly bitter earth in the lasting finish.

Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle straw. Taste is hay with a hint of fruit. Decent enough lawnmower type beer. The name is just as interesting backwards as it is forward.

AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2011
On tap at Milly’s. Small light head head, light lacing. Nice clear, golden color...aroma of malt, hops, some slight creamy sweetness. Flavors were light hops, but with a nice creamy malty sweetness and a touch of a cream-soda-type flavor. Light body, refreshing, a nice starter. Easy to drink.

oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Clear yellow pour with a minimal head. The nose is caramel, bread, and a juicy-fruit hop profile. The flavor holds astringent grain, vegetative notes, and thin tastelessness. Thin body with low carbonation and a clean finish.

puboflyons (3531) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On tap at Milly’s. The pour is golden yellow with a good amount of clarity and an off-white thin head. The aroma is nothing special and rather on the weak side. There are some malts and hops there but nothing jumps out. The mouthfeel is medium. The taste has a variety of malts, grains, rice, and a something fruity like.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Tap at Millys. Pours a nice golden clear and thin head. Aroma is light corn grits, some apple hint, ok pale malts, and slight dms. Slight sweet flavor,light pale malts, some bready hints and citrus hops. Clean finish.

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