RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Medium bodied and incredibly drinkable. A blend of Pale and Caramel malts provides a deep copper tint and subtle caramel sweetness, balanced by mild earthy finish from select Liberty hops.

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Rock Bottom in Bostons Theater District very good ale. Would order it again.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15394) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Draught, 5.0% at the Boston brewpub. Clear amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour starts off faintly roasted, turning bready and then a bit grainy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
A copper amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, with nice fruity esters and nutty notes. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with nice lingering herbal hops, nice and nutty. Good. On tap at Rock Bottom Boston, July 1 2010.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Cask offering at Desert Ridge. Clear amber pour. Small head. Malty aroma, malty flavors. A bit water. A lot boring. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at Rock Bottom Boston, October 2009. Darkish amber colour. Served ice cold so difficult to get much aroma and the fact I was harbouring a mighty thirst meant it didnt hang around long enough to warm up. Some modest hops in the flavour. Clean and dry. Pleasantly drinkable but unspectacular. A fairly typical American Amber in other words.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Very nice amber. Taste is smooth on the tounge, mostly malt with little hops drinkable but somewhat average.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Tap at the Boston location: Orange/copper with a tan film of head. Very simple caramel malt aroma- hardly any hop character (if any). Mildly carbonated with a sweet flavor. Very mildly hopped- should be hoppier with a buttery (diacetyl) note. Vacant, buttery, and not nearly bitter enough for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 On [email protected] bottom, Boston, Ma. Dark red color, almost copper, thin foam, not persistent. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, flavor is refreshing and quite hopy, mouthfeel is bitter at finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2008
On Cask at NERAX 2008 Somerville, MA. While the common RB northstar is a golden, drinkable, but light in flavor that Ive had many times, this was an example on when an expert brewer (Jerry in Boston RB) hand crafts a small batch. Much darker and thicker appearance, much more flavor, much smoother palate, a bear that you could drink on and on...but sadly the cask was a one-time thing.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On draft at Boston location. Boring and a little watery like their other beers. Mostly caramel, toasted malt flavor, but there were a few hops in the taste. Brief finish. Slight bitterness.


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