Ace Hole Pale Ale - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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1.4/5 rDev -63.9%
Orange 3/25 sticker on the side.
A: A darker shade of yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized off white head that quickly reduces to bubbly surface coating. Moderate amounts of lacing.
S: No, that doesn't smell good. Not at all. Burnt butter and fermented vegetables.
T: Burnt, bitter, brown butter. Maybe some caramel malt. Oh man, the taste just lingers too. Seriously, this tastes like a brown butter sauce, but in the worst way possible.
M: I've got to admit, it's really hard to judge the mouthfeel on this one because my face is wincing. Medium bodied? Buttery? Wait, there is some bitterness.
O: Undrinkable. Absolutely disgusting and completely undrinkable. A complete diacetyl bomb. Whoever allowed this beer to make it to the can should be shot.
04-17-2014 23:50:49 | More by Florida9
2.31/5 rDev -40.5%
orangey-amber pour with good clarity, tho some floaties, and a lasting off-white head. aroma is butter (diacetyl), caramel, & over-ripe fruit (citra). taste is similar plus some grass, pretty much all diacetyl and over-done citra. seems like got a bad batch based on other reviews, but probably won't be giving it a second shot. never experienced so much diacetyl in a commercial brew.
03-18-2014 02:00:47 | More by dcp27
2.58/5 rDev -33.5%
Marshall Wharf Ace Hole
16oz can, packaged 7/12/13
Pours a bright gold with decent clarity but tons of floaties upon further inspection. Good head and retention. (3)
Aroma is has some hop--ripe fruit, citrus-- and diacetyl. (2.5)
Grassy hops, earthy, leafy. Bitter on the back, with a strange, corn-like malt flavor. Moderate levels of diacetyl, but not horrible. Some citrus, pepper, and butterscotch on the finish. Voluptuous malty backbone, biscuit and hay. Full mouthfeel and appropriate carbonation. Drinkable, but I wouldn't buy another pint. (2.5, 4)
This beer just tastes weird to me, probably because of the diacetyl combined with the Citra and Sorachi. Might be good for homebrew, but it just doesn't seem like a pro beer. Looking back on the times I've had it on tap, the buttery character has definitely been there: DiACEtyl Hole Pale Ale? (2)
07-25-2013 22:09:08 | More by dasenebler
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
First had: on tap at Three Tides, Belfast, ME
Poured a clear orange-yellow with a small white head and very little carbonation. Crisp citrusy hops all over the aroma. Citrus zest in the taste, balanced very well with light sugar and lightly toasted malts. Light-medium mouthfeel and a bit syrupy sweet; easily drinkable.
05-14-2011 19:14:02 | More by Rifugium
Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.