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American Strong Ale - Oceanside Ale Works

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American Strong AleAmerican Strong Ale

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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oceanside Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: grumpy on 12-04-2006)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ncfranklin:
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ncfranklin

Alabama

2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On-tap at Breakwater Brewing Co in Oceanside, CA

A : A dark brownish orange copper color. Very thick, can't see through it. Just a small white head, some good lacing however.

S : Strong malty notes of caramel and toastyness, a bit of alcohol.

T : Malty richness like the smell, but the alcohol is far more dominant. Comes through with wallop.

M : Heavy bodied, with a very light amount of carbonation.

D : With such a high alcohol content, this one is meant to be taken slow. Its dominance however is a turnoff to me, and i won't return to it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2010 00:58:00 | More by ncfranklin
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charlzm

California

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-26-2014 04:36:19 | More by charlzm
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.31/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Field Of Drafts held at The Hanger in Lancaster, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing all that special in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2013 04:32:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Zbeetleman

California

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

07-09-2013 05:24:56 | More by Zbeetleman
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

12-03-2012 03:34:52 | More by t0rin0
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev +8%

08-06-2012 03:37:11 | More by mhaugo
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mactrail

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one seems to be back for late fall 2011. Another malty Oceanside beer. A warm malt flavor with an earthy taste. I suppose you could call it a Winter Warmer. Hops are pretty much in the background. Clean flavors with a nice sharp touch. Attractive dark amber color in the pint glass. Nice carbonation.

A big beery beer with just a slight bitterness in the background. Not much to distinguish it but quite drinkable for the alcohol content. On tap at Leroy's Lounge in Coronado.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 05:20:55 | More by mactrail
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womencantsail

California

3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Stone yesterday.

A: The pour is a light brown color with a thin white head.

S: A light hoppiness to it, but quite a bit of chocolate and caramel malt.

T: Not quite as sweet as I would have thought, but still a fair amount of caramel and dark fruits.

M: Kind of light on the tongue for a "big" beer. Good level of carbonation, but still, a bit thin on the feel.

D: Not terrible, but I don't know if I'd want to drink it again either.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2010 02:24:20 | More by womencantsail
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HalfFull

California

3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky brown with perhaps some deep orange in the color. A thin off white head settled quickly and offered a little lacing. Surface cap clears out as well. Served in a chilled glass, this may have been the moisture on the glass as much as the beer itself, can't say.

Not much on the nose initially, opening up a bit with some warming. Slightly sweet and notable chocolate, but somewhat thin. Taste follows suit. Light in body and somewhat thin in flavor. Milk chocolate and some roasted malts, yet not too sweet. Alcohol is present but not overpowering. Feel is thin but the drinkability is good as a result. Not much lingers after the finish.

Note: ABV 9.2%

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2009 05:19:36 | More by HalfFull
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grumpy

Missouri

2.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer was a guest tap at Stone Brewing last weekend and was sampled from a snifter. The aroma suggested a fruity, Belgian-style beer that was going to taste a bit tart or sour. The appearance was slightly muddled dark amber with light carbonation. Mouthfeel was pretty substantial. The flavor was fruity (dark over-ripe plum, or something along that line), malty sweet, and slightly funky. Not really tart or sour, though. A strange beer that I didn’t dislike, but would not be anxious to have again. Just didn’t do much for me.

I checked out the Oceanside Aleworks website and they describe this beer as hop-oriented and made with several different hop varieties. I also noticed they list a Brewmaster’s Special, and their description of that beer is much more appropriate for what I drank at Stone. Hmmmm…..

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2006 19:42:13 | More by grumpy
American Strong Ale from Oceanside Ale Works
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