Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale AleBerkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,354
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
254
From:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  14
Gots
  21
SCORE
88
Very Good
Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale AleBerkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale
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Reviews by hudsonvalleyslim:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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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

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Berkshire Ale Traditional Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 254 ratings