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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A classic northern English-style "session" ale. Well-balanced, fruity amber ale served "draft style" from a creamer faucet.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Tap @ SPH. Pours a creamy gold with a lingering creamy head - took a while to settle, as English ales are wont to do. Aroma was some light malt, grain, and nutty notes, but it wasn’t very strong. Taste is a creamy smooth combination of malt, a bit of grain, and a clean finish that reminded me of nuts. It’s a fantastic session ale and a good representation of the style.


3.6
LilBeerDoctor (3997) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
On nitro tap at SPH. Pours a clear orange with a thick white nitro-y head. Aroma of bready malts, floral hops, tangy citrus. Flavor of pale malts, bread, doughy malts, light fruits. Smooth drinking. The nitro doesn’t really add to this beer (and probably takes away...) but I still enjoyed it. 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

3.4
adrian910ss (2582) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 6, 2011
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a semi clear golden honey with a frosty medium sized white head. Aroma of barley, light honey and hops. Taste of barley, watery hops, grass notes and a touch of honey. Mild hoppy aftertaste.

3.2
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Nitro at Waterfront Ale House. Copper color with a creamy off-white head, leaving speckled lacing. Grainy malt aroma with some red apple peel and floral scents. Caramel malt flavor with a slight hop backing; some fruity notes in the body. Creamy nitro palate. Nicely balanced session ale, but at the same time very standard and unexciting. The nitro might be ruining any of the subtler flavors.

3.9
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
On tap at the SPH. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, very creamy white head. Superb lacing down the entire glass. Very light aroma of fresh bread. The flavor is thankfully more pronounced than the aroma with fresh bread, malt and hops all in proper proportion. Super smooth mouthfeel with just enough bitterness and a nice crisp finish. Really good stuff.

3.8
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Body is a deep ruby amber with a tightly-packed, thick creamy head. Not much aroma. Flavor is smooth and crisp, with just enough hops to keep it interesting and a perfect complement of bready malts to balance it out. Palate is a bit thin and creamy. Finish is dry, bitter and sweet. This stuff just begs to be quaffed.

4.2
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Cask @ Brazen Head. Light golden in color with a little white head. Grainy, bready aroma. Hoppy malty flavor. Taste is well balanced. Finish is nutty and dry. Smooth tasting. Full bodied. Very drinkable. Nice.

4.4
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Cask @ Brazen Head. Light gold in color with a small head (understandable for gravity feed) but still a 1/2" of white foam. Aroma is a heady bread dough. Taste is perfectly balanced between the light bitterness and the sweet grains used. The thing I find most amazing about this real ale, is the ability to maintain consistant throughout the pint. Some nuttiness and a bit of dryness as well. Really smooth and my favorite at the fest.

3.4
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Cask: yeasty and full of minerals, dry and refreshing. Nice, but a little bit too light IMHO. Nicely balanced.

3.8
notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Cask at Long Island Real Ale Festival - very dry, biscuity aroma, almost smells of fresh bread - quite full-bodied for a bitter, or a beer for such a low abv - crisp, citrusy hops combine with a bready malt backbone to make this a wonderfully drinkable ale - a great session beer from a great brewery.


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