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22 oz offering from a brewery that I had a chance to try when I was in Boston and was impressed with. The hope here is that they will be coming to GA but this looks like a one-off special release with a larger distribution than normal.
Pour is a disappointing, drab looking brown with a serious lack of carbonation or life.
The nose and tastes give a slightly acidic, sweet and sour like affair which has me wondering if this beer has turned a bit. It’s only a few weeks old and I do not see any dating on the bottle, and frankly it should be able to survive a few weeks of correct storage.
Despite the strange flavor profile the beer is actually quite drinkable. Almost a fruit note (which is pretty odd for the style) and some decent spruce like pine hops in the finish and aftertaste. No sign of any oak.
A little less American Brown and a touch more English character which suits my palate well.

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01/30/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.48
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