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Old Yankee Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Old Yankee AleOld Yankee Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship brew, a medium bodied, American Amber Ale, that has a great up-front malt taste with a refreshing hop finish. Drown yourself in New England with this outstanding session beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2001)
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racer2k

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at a local hotel in Stamford, CT. This was one of the first beers from a fresh keg

A - Beer pours a nice dark amber color that has a tint of orange. A very small white fluffy head develops but quickly flattens out and disappears.

S - Distinct musty malty and bready tone with a hint of floral hops to balance the profile.

T - Sweet cereal malt flavor with some hints of fresh baked bread and a mild hop tone to finish the taste. This is quite a well balanced beer that has a nice complex array of flavors on board. The beer seems to start sweet and hoppy but finish malty with an excellent balance.

M - Very light mouth feel that is light on carbonation but robust in flavor.

D - Quite a nice beer here that is very sessionable with around a 5% abv. I could drink this beer all day long! Well done Cottrell Brewing Company!

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2010 17:47:22 | More by racer2k
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Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.