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Old Yankee Ale | Cottrell Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
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272 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
cottrellbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,016
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
272
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
4.94
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Kurzman
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper red body with one-finger head and a little bit of lace. Minimal malts and hops in aroma. Easy drinking beer that has minimal sweetness that balances with a mild, hoppy dryness and is an easy to drink amber ale.

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Photo of AMCPhD
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LMSMITH
2.21/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CTaleMan
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bradco57
4.85/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Our restaurant just tapped Cottrell Old Yankee Ale yesterday. I was anxious to taste it since we already had their Mystic Bridge IPA on tap which I thought was fantastic.. The Old Yankee Ale even surpassed that... It was creamy, fresh, tasty and all I could look for.. This is the kind of beer you can enjoy all year round and has real character.
I had never heard of Cottrell until a few weeks ago but I stand impressed. Our restaurant brings in plenty of craft beers and this one ranks amongst the best we've ever had!

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a muddy burnt orange to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a minute. Light stringy lacing.
The smell had some toasted caramel malts. Light cracker. Some citrus bitterness.
The taste was malty sweet with a light citrus bitterness.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a decent tingle of carbonation hitting my tongue.
Overall, its a decent American Amber / Red ale, nothing special for the most part.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

-dark red, maroon, white head, lacing sticks around
-Sweet cracker malts, a grapefruit peel bitterness
-Sweet, toastyness isnt in your face, sharply bitter at the end of citrus peel
-Medium feel, smooth, then sharp and dry

-Honestly did not care for it considering the heavy dryness almost like that of a gin.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

a: Opaque copper/amber body with a light cream colored one finger head.

s: Faint malts and citrusy hops

t: Toasted malt, rye, cider, citrus rind, floral and spicy hops.

mf: Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Crisp and peppery finish.

o: Benefits from letting it warm a bit. This beer gives something like Rare Vos a run for its money, yet lacks the yeast dynamic.

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmos27
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Celtics76
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on draft. copper colored. just kind of boring, not a lot of flavor. with an amber ale, the malt needs to provide the main focus point, or if not needs some hop flavor to stand out. neither is there.

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Photo of swierczt
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kurvalek
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of midnightcowboy818
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like a clone of Sam Adams Boston Lager.

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Photo of mltobin
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BColton1
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 272 ratings
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