90 Scarecrow Ale, Wychwood Brewery Co. (England). 4.7% ABV (3/11)

Golden amber color. Lovely toasted brioche and mild lemon-peach butter aromas with a round, dryish medium body and a crisp, direct and minerally mossy hop-accented finish. Clean, precise and very much to style.

89 Merlin’s Ale, Broughton Ales (United Kingdom). 4.2% ABV (7/12)

Pale amber color. Aromas of fresh nut bread, roasted corn, orange blossom honey and dried tree fruit with a crisp, dryish medium body and a nicely astringent and foamy rapini, nut and earth finish. A spot-on session bitter.

88 Honkers Ale, Goose Island Beer Co. (IL). 4.3% ABV (3/12)

Brilliant deep amber color. Lovely, pure dried-apricot-pastry aroma with a round, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy orange, rye crisp, mustard seed and greens finish. Very tasty and sessionable.

87 Eagle ESB, Pagosa Brewing Co. (CO). 4.42% ABV (3/11) %{Brewpub}

Copper. Pineapple yogurt, peach and grapefruit marmalade aromas with a smooth, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a relaxed fruit bread and water chestnut finish. An appealing, fruity session ale.

84 Cutthroat Pale Ale, Uinta Brewing Co. (UT). 4% ABV (3/11)

Aromas and flavors of doughy peach cobbler, dark-roasted nuts, bouillon and salty-roasted root vegetables with supple, dry light-to-medium body and a grain sack, peppered turnip and kale finish.