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Marble Reserve Ale - Marble Brewery

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Marble Reserve AleMarble Reserve Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 41
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vurt on 11-21-2009)
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kpowledge

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-09-2014 02:44:23 | More by kpowledge
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-08-2014 00:55:35 | More by appetiteforparis
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MrJolly

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-27-2014 21:37:15 | More by MrJolly
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marqoid

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-24-2014 02:15:44 | More by marqoid
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OLaw

Arizona

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip at WOB Tempe. Surprised me with its power and then it's flavor. A delicious craft that reflects bourbon barrel aging without overpowering booze taste. A Belgian character without being a Belgian beer. Will order again and again. I feel the 9 percent without tasting it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2014 04:15:24 | More by OLaw
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2014 19:46:48 | More by richkrull
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-28-2014 02:36:21 | More by afsdan
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-18-2014 20:44:27 | More by kingjohnh
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Nic1524

New Mexico

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Bottle

SM. I get an oaky and abundant vanilla note

T. Everything you smell you taste. It hits you wih a sweet vanilla flavor followed by a
solid oaky alcohol flavor.

O. This is a solid barley wine, but I don't know why it's not advertised that way?! The 1 pint 6fl. is probably a bit too much. I would prefer this if it were in a 4 pack 12oz, much like old stock ale which I would recommend before this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 07:46:33 | More by Nic1524
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-14-2014 13:51:12 | More by Devi0us
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-06-2014 02:49:35 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-15-2014 03:43:26 | More by acslatersbtb
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-04-2014 05:56:20 | More by orangesol
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a real showcase of bourbon barrels here. tons of vanilla, sweetness, wood, and warming alcohol in this brick red colored brew with extraordinary depth. shortish off white head caps off a dark and intriguing brew. the nose here is heavily oaked, with notes of dried cherries and brown sugar. i smell a little alcohol too, but nothing out of place. sweeter red malt starts the flavor trip, but its mellowed nicely by all the oak, which now gets a bit more nuanced with char, must, and tremendous vanilla character. layers of grain and wood compliment each other well, and all the residual sugar i anticipated from the nose is about gone, or at least not slowing this down at all. a very cool beer, soaked with rich bourbon flavors but still being rather drinkable, i could take down a bomber of this without a worry. decadent mouthfeel with just a tickle of booze and a very long finish like warm bread pudding. one of marbles best beers, i hope they make it back to colorado before long, i think they have all brought something unique to the table.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2014 18:22:51 | More by StonedTrippin
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-23-2014 00:07:48 | More by kristougher
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-20-2014 02:02:31 | More by ldhughes3
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-03-2014 01:47:49 | More by MacQ32
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 23:23:25 | More by egrace84
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Makebelieve81

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-01-2014 02:36:33 | More by Makebelieve81
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-24-2013 04:03:54 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-21-2013 22:14:18 | More by Lovely85
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery the second week of December 2013.

The beer was served into a tulip-shaped glass.

A- The beer had a thin, bubbly head of maybe a quarter-inch. The liquidd was light black with some brown hues. Almost more like a brown in terms of color.

S- I struggled to detect any aromas initially. Eventually the maltiness popped up, as did some sweet molasses, oak and dark roasted smells.

T- I was impressed by the sweetness of this beer, as it was the first thing I noticed on taste. This was followed by some oakiness and mellow hints of bourbon, followed by brown sugar, chocolate, and vanilla notes. The beer definitely came alive as it warmed a bit.

M- For a nine-percenter, this beer drank exceptionally smoothly and had very little booze presence. There was a good creaminess throughout and only a tinge of booze on the finish.

O- A good beer and one I enjoyed, but I also would have like more expression on the nose. The taste was great and I only expect more character from the bottles that I age.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2013 04:59:29 | More by ONovoMexicano
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-15-2013 14:17:18 | More by billab914
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-14-2013 21:45:17 | More by IrishColonial
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

12-14-2013 21:10:58 | More by Rhettroactive
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Marble Reserve Ale from Marble Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.