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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Pride Of Milford Special AlePride Of Milford Special Ale

Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy amber almost ruby, two finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Lots of malt, caramel, toffee, some grapes with acidity or alcohol in there.

T-Malt dominated, caramel, toffee, grapes, buttery and cherries.

M-Medium bodied with little carbonation.

O-Cooperstown most flavorful brew but the balance and all of the other factors do not make this the best.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear looking mahogany brown with a loose, thin tan head. This beer doesn't have great lacing and looses its head relatively quickly. The beer smells like a strong ale with a sweet malt base and some biting alcohol. There is a touch of fruitiness in the nose, but it's not delicate and refined like a Belgian. The taste is slightly sweet toasty/chocolatiness with some biting alcohol. The mouthfeel is all wrong and completely off balance. Overall I would suggest that you do not seek out this beer because clearly it's not made for the general beer's made for someone interested in sucking down an unrefined mess of beer-related flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Pride Of Milford Special Ale from Cooperstown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 149 ratings