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Pride Of Milford Special Ale - Cooperstown Brewing Company

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Pride Of Milford Special AlePride Of Milford Special Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

Huh if I were to guess I would have figured it was a red ale.

A - Deep ruby hue (red) with about a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head.

S - Slight toffee, caramel, bubblegum, maybe some fruity yeasts, and a tiny bit of nutty smell.

T - Far from offensive but it just came off as a sweet red ale. Taste of mild nutty then fruity yeasts with mild bubblegum. It was good but could have used more ABV or hops to truly be a strong ale.

M - Medium bodied for what it was it drank rather well.

Overall with better examples of the style I am torn to hate this but it did drink very well for a Strong ale.

03-28-2012 01:39:42 | More by DrDemento456
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durwood64

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-20-2012 14:35:11 | More by durwood64
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kvltmetalhead

New York

2/5  rDev -46.2%

02-28-2012 16:16:19 | More by kvltmetalhead
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-19-2012 02:13:33 | More by jfcaa193
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-31-2012 23:21:32 | More by MattPS
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beertunes

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-31-2012 01:15:02 | More by beertunes
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Aiptasia

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -15.9%

Served in a pint glass out of a 12 oz bottle. This was a trade pick-up for me from ThePorterSorter.

A: Pours a respectable fizzy deep red coloration with a slight but heady foam. Crystal clear and translucent ruby with moderate carbonation. Lacing is unremarkable with no cling, and settles fast. Easy to pour.

S: Bubblegum big time. Juicy fruit and malt on the nose.

T: Malty with plenty of tropical bubblegum flavors. Mineral notes and some roast, but it's slight. Some anise and nut flavors. Hops barely assert themselves.

M: It drinks fine. It's wet and leaves a slight astringency.

O: To me, this style always tastes like the wort from a Belgian ale without the adjunct spices, and that's what i'm getting from this beer. It's like a half-baked Belgian ale. It's o.k., just not something i'm gushing about.

01-26-2012 00:05:20 | More by Aiptasia
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-16-2012 11:18:22 | More by MeisterSmudge
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prisdefer

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-14-2012 17:36:06 | More by prisdefer
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Edwaka01

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-26-2011 23:52:06 | More by Edwaka01
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BodiesLexus

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

12-18-2011 01:35:08 | More by BodiesLexus
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dwoolley1

New York

5/5  rDev +34.4%

12-01-2011 19:38:24 | More by dwoolley1
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21%

11-30-2011 18:16:13 | More by kelvarnsen
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tubeman

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-22-2011 00:32:55 | More by tubeman
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-18-2011 00:12:37 | More by tclapper
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%

12 oz bottle courtesy of RocPorterFanatic, thanks Chad! Pours a hazed brownish-red color with a small tan head. Not much for retention and lacing.

Nose is dark fruits, toasty toffee and sweet minerals. Certainly has a British flair to it on the nose, lets see about the flavour...

Taste is quite good, I am surprised by this one! Dark fruits and alcohol go together nicely. Brown Ale-esque maltiness throws down a nice base layer for a pretty hefty mineral aspect. Looking at the label and brewery, I was thinking this one would be a little on the gimmicky side...ok...alot on the gimmicky side; but this is quite a nice little treat that shows some nice depth and some solid UK characteristics. Mouthfeel is velvety and lowly carbonated. Chad obviously knows what he’s doing sending this one around :)

11-09-2011 01:44:01 | More by twiggamortis420
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Beejay

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

Thanks RocPorterFanatic for this brew!

A: Slightly murky, and a nice medium brown with maroon highlights when held to the light. The head is creamy looking and slightly tan.

S: There is a nice sweetness, like freshly glazed bread. There is a slight fruity aroma that comes out in the form of cherries, and a leafy hop aroma that I like.

T: Sweetness first with cherries, then almost an almond flavor. The comes a touch of roasted flavor, with burnt sugar notes. Throughout there is a bit of a tartness to it, but I think it works.

M: Slightly on the thinner side, with perhaps a little extra carbonation.

O: Overall very nice. Tasty, and certainly interesting.

11-06-2011 03:03:51 | More by Beejay
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

Had from a bottle at their brewery. This was the best of the bunch that they had to offer. Poured a reddish brown color with a small white head and minimal lacing throughout the session. Smelled of sweet malts, fruits, bready-ness and earthy hops (slight). Tasted like it smelled. Not really overly complex, but well-balanced and highly drinkable. Some dark fruits are more prevalent in the taste than in the nose of this beer.

Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. Highly drinkable. Maybe that's why I got a case of it! Recommended.

10-30-2011 21:49:33 | More by MsRif
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soju6

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

A: Pours aruby brown color with a small head and bit of lacing.

S: Nice aroma of caramel, a bit fruity with some spice.

T: Taste of some caramel sweetness, a bit of fruit and some spice. A nice easy bitterness and a clean finish.

F: fairly mdium, smooth and quite dry. No hint of the 7.7 ABV. Well balanced.

O: very enjoyable ale. Another good beer from a regional brewer.

10-02-2011 20:49:00 | More by soju6
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bourbon, honey, fruit, caramelized malts and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a pale burst of hops bitterness. The some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, bourbon, fruit and honey quickly follow. The malt character is hearty but there doesn’t seem to be much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s not too bad but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

08-24-2011 02:05:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%

A: Pours a clear ruby/amber color with a 1.5 finger, off-white head. While fluffy at first, the head reduces to nothing rather quickly. No lacing is left behind.

S: Slightly hoppy, with a bit of citrus. Mostly there is a heavier caramal aroma and a bit of butter and butterscotch.

T: Heavy caramel notes, a bit of a nutty flavor, and a relatively big amount of butter and butterscotch. The warmer it gets the more buttery it becomes.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation, dry and sticky finish, slightly sweet.

O: It actually started off nicely, but by the time I finished, it was not as good. The buttery flavor was a bit overpowering.

08-16-2011 00:12:59 | More by mdaschaf
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godlessape

Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -20.7%

Appearance: Pours an inviting ruby brown and presents just a thin tan head.

Smell: Fruity and sweet like plums and apricots. I could sniff at this till my head spins, I get dizzy and fall out and not detect a single hop note.

Taste: A malty fruit basket and not much else. There is some bittering and dryness on the end but not enough.

Mouth-feel: Light bodied and a wee bit thin.

Overall: Not a bad brew but I wouldn't recommend.

08-07-2011 23:38:43 | More by godlessape
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Fernans

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

The second beer I tried from this brewer... not good overall.

Appearance: Healthy reddish brown. decent head from pour

Smell: Uh oh.. earthy, corky, sweet notes

Taste: Earthy, malty, some honey

Mouthfeel: Taste was a bit of a put off, didn't want it to linger to long.

Overall: It really wasn't special. It certainly does not stand out for a Strong Ale. Unfortunately, disappointing.

05-27-2011 03:57:38 | More by Fernans
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

The best beer from Cooperstown Brewing, IMO. Well-balanced, flavorful...all over a very good brew. Pours slightly reddish-brown with a bit of a white head that mostly dissipates. Rich, malty nose with some fruity sweetness. Taste of malts and implications of dark, dried fruits. Medium mouthfeel, and nicely drinkable. Light overall, but with lots of character. Had no problem taking a few home with me.

04-29-2011 18:13:54 | More by Rifugium
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dogfishandi

New York

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%

12oz bottle pulled from fridge poured into an imperial pint glass. no freshness date.

pours out a deep amber, ruby red color, good clarity, small thin head, no real real lace. no head halfway through the glass.

lots of buttery diactyl in the aroma, buttered popcorn. behind that i can hardly detect some biscuity malt, a little caramel and some harsh yeastiness. maybe a hint of alcohol.

again, buttery diactyl and some wierd off yeastiness. behind that i detect a little citrus, herbal hops with some bitterness and some caramel, biscuit malt. a little honey. off yeast flavors dont make this too enjoyable.

very low carbonation, almost flat by the end of the glass. whats there is fizzy. weak body, almost a little watery. alcohol noticable, a little spicy on the palate.

i wouldnt drink this again...

04-18-2011 23:29:17 | More by dogfishandi
Pride Of Milford Special Ale from Cooperstown Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.