Old Yankee Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LiamStLiam:
4.38/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Moving to the Boston area has done wonderful things for my beer-drinking activities. I have had so many more beers, been to some many more great places and met great people like BAs.
But . . . I left Cottrell's behind.
When I am back home, especially at CC O'Brien's on Mechanic, just up the river from the brewery, this is my No. 1 beer. A gorgeous copper color, fruit in the right places, and a beer I can down pint after pint of.
I am reviewing the draft after visiting recently, but I have had more than enough bottles as well. This is a beer I bring with me when I travel to show people what great microbrews are all about.
I am not sure what it is that attracts me to this beer. Part of it is hype. It is brewed across the river from my hometown, and I actually worked in the factory where it is now brewed.
If this wanders into your package store, get it. You won't regret it. If you see it on tap, drink it .
Serving type: on-tap
09-27-2003 02:59:20 | More by LiamStLiam
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3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I do like the label. Sampled on March 22, 2014.
It pours medium caramel amber with a smallish off-white head that does tend to linger. It really looks like it should.
The aroma is fairly typical for the style with a whole lot of caramel malts and sweetness and little to no hops.
Mainly body mainly.
The flavor emits a humongous caramel or toffee malt character which is very typical for the style but something I was not necessarily in the mood for at the time. But as far as the style goes this is right on. Beyond that it is nothing that blows me away.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 22:42:10 | More by puboflyons
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
Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.