Old Yankee Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a 12-ounce SA pint glass at GW Tavern, Washington, Conn.
A: Pours a clear, copper orange with a nice, fluffy white head of two-finger foam.
S: Smells of a steel-rain pale ale; (mentioned without copyright infringement) nice, sweet malts and a floral hop bitterness to balance it out.
T: Taste is complex, like drinking a sweet, bready malt lager, with a nice compliment of herbal hop bitterness, served in a smooth enough pint to keep coming back for more.
M: Mouthfeel is light bodied and refreshing. These, combined with the taste, make this brew a real treat.
D: I could drink quite a few of these on tap, and since the ABV doesn't feel jacked up, this would make a great session beer almost anywhere it's offered.
The APA style is quite broad, generally speaking, but this brew is distinct enough to stand apart from many of the others. I'd recommend it for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
10-14-2007 06:05:58 | More by Gambrinus1184
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Red-amber beer with a thin head. Some noticeable carbonation.
Rustic malts with an earthy toast. Light pithy hops offer nuances of citrus, specifically, grapefruit. A little toned-down, but decent.
Good hop bitterness with some citrusy and herbal flavors. Pithy, but darker malts contribute a faint roast character and hints of muddled pomme fruit. It does taste a bit restrained.
Mellow mouthfeel with a light-medium body and a carbonation level that's a little on the coarse side. Very drinkable.
I'd like to get a few more of these, because I think my bottle could've been fresher. Shows a lot of promise.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 22:05:52 | More by thecheapies
4/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A nice pour delivers a blood orange to red body, and fairly opaque. Head is off white and makes even bubbles with large clumps and some soapy like retention, capping off at about 3 fingers tall.
Nose is a bit biscuity, with some caramel sweetness. Lots of dough and cookie like sensations. Not particularly hoppy either.
Palate comes with a mild grapefruit aroma, and an interesting finish. Front forward palate hot with a nice grapefruit bitterness. A bit of a wet body but some good caramel malt sweetness seems to easily get through. Weird finish though as the beer almost feels stuck in my throat. Nice mix of juiced grapefruit on this which really gets quite stuck in the mouth a bit. Slightly dry and grainy finish after some time passes.
A very interesting but odd tasting brew, certainly worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2013 21:47:31 | More by smakawhat
Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.