lavaaaron (131) - - JAN 21, 2018 Jrwhitney6 (516) - - SEP 26, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy, dark gold. Nose of malt...lacks citrus typical of APA. Taste of sweet bready malt, followed by some muted bitterness. Almost like a cross between an APA and a pilsner. Very drinkable, but not all that interesting.
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I have had a 19 year love affair with this beer. It was my go to beer in college and if I had to be on an island with a six pack it would be this. Not much there on the nose, smells like grains. The color is a thick hazy caramel because they bottle condition these, extra credit there. So you get the yeast and sediment which I love. I love the malts they use in this, they give a rich warm hearty taste with notes of toast, vanilla and crepes. Just a beautiful ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kraddel (9337) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2017
Tap at the brewery. Pours unclear blonde, no real head. smell is bit weak. Taste is mild bitter, bit creamy ( trough the hops, not the MF ) nice, easy drinker. yespr (48931) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity. Slight toasted. Bitter, juicy, orange fruity to slight citrusy. Bitter and crisp hoppy finish. dlovell2 (2381) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Pours golden with a white head. Floral hop aroma. Light malt start with citrus and floral hips. JStax (7316) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma has lemon bread, rice cakes, and dry bread. Moderate bitterness and a bit fruity. Medium body and medium carbonation.
scottw86 (1180) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Poured a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a tad malty with some citrus and bread. Taste is sweet with some slight fruit and grapes. Slightly floral notes as well. Finish is on the sweet side with malts. Ron (4264) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at the Thirsty Moose. Amber brown body with almost no head. Aroma has notes of citrus, mostly orange and lemon peel. Flavor is floral with a slight malt character. Mouth feel is a bit light and watery. Refreshing. thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 NEW RATING. Reasonably fresh (<1 month) bottle. This is underwhelming -- lots of malt, just a bit of hop bitterness, little to no aroma, and a good amount of DMS. Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle at home in CT. Pours clear, honey-gold with a frothy off-white head. The nose has some crackery malts, lightly tangy citrus, bread. Medium sweet flavor, lightly syrupy, with more crackers, orange, some white grape, alcohol. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with further tangy citrus, tangerine, a bit of raw alcohol, graham crackers, sugar. Maybe this beer isn’t totally fresh or something, because this is not great. tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle from Hannaford, Raymond NH. Aroma is bready malt with some herbal hops. Appearance is medium brown (between iced tea and root beer) with pillowy finger-width head and mild lacing. Taste is on the sweet side with some hop bitterness balance. Palate is medium bodied with average texture. Carbonation is average and the finish is mildly sweet. Overall, true to description--a pale ale with malt and hop balance, slightly tipped to the malty side. Enjoyable.