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Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale AleBerkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2002)
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hudsonvalleyslim

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Berkshire Brewing has been a favorite for awhile. Yet it took awhile to discover their Traditional Pale Ale. Good name fer it. Really feels traditional. This is a report on my 3rd growler. (No, not tonight!)

A beautiful unfiltered copper-colored swill poured forth from the jug. T'was bustin' with fresh hops. Schwigged some schwag... Delicious, very malty. Schwigged another schwag... Nice lacing, very, very nice. Flavorful. Yet another... Yep, a classic. So well balanced - come to really love and appreciate this sort of quality in recent years. This is 'Up On Cripple Creek' by the Band. Stands with Ipswich Ale as a go-to.

Serving type: growler

12-22-2007 03:04:48 | More by hudsonvalleyslim
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very solid beer. Pours a hazy almost orange color with a nice head. The smell had some citrus hops to it, but also a fruity scent, maybe plum on the nose. The taste was pleasant, with fruity sweetness in the beginning with a clean semi-sweet finish. The mouthfeel was a bit more fizzy than I liked it overall, a very nice beer to just sit and drink.

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Horseshoe Pub in Hudson, MA.

Darker and maltier than I expected but still very good. Malt and dark fruits dominate the nose and flavor. A faint hop presence but not enough by my standards to be considered an APA. Maybe an EPA. Fruity and tasty enough to get good marks, in my opinion. Fresh, clean, smooth. Another well-crafted beer from Berkshire.

Serving type: on-tap

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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear copper with slight frothy tan-ish head. Plenty of carbonation. Little retention - just a film on top. Some very slight patchy lacing. Some sediment

Smells sweet amd bready. Hints of dark fruits among bready caramel malts. Some earthy grassy notes in the background

Taste follows the nose. Lots of bready malts and sweet fruits and caramel. A bit nutty. Somewhere towards the middle some grassy hops introduce themselves but never assert any real bitterness. The finish is sweet and slightly floral with a grassy aftertaste

Feels smooth. On the lighter side of medium-bodied. Very easy drinking. Clean

A very nice ale overall. Well-made and fairly well-balanced but leaning towards the sweet side. Would definitely get again if I was in the mood for a good ale. Honestly a little surprised when I looked at the ABV. Drinks like nothing

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 05:38:51 | More by MistahBeah
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Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.