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River Rat Amber Ale - Main St. Grille & Brewing Company

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 8
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Main St. Grille & Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bigdeuce on 05-07-2010

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 8
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: the beer menu states that this is an Irish red ale.

Bazam! Funny, I just had an Irish red by Flying Dog last night and it was, eh. This is what I call an Irish red. Great malty tone. Minimal leafy and peaty thing. The malts come back with a sweetness that just massages my taste buds. A very, very nice beer.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with a slight white head which gives way to skim and spotty lacing. The aroma is of nutty malt and caramel malt with a slight hint of hops. The taste is of caramel malt and toffee malt as the backbone. The is also a presence of hops in the middle of the beer to the back end. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall its an okay beer, there is a decent flavor but nothing to make you demand more, but nothing to dislike.

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Photo of reese
4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I typically feel that an amber ale is an amber ale. But this one stands out. It has a unique malty character, almost bready, but very smooth and balanced with the hops, with a slightly fruity aroma. What impressed me the most was the drinkability. I have to say I just found myself a favorite amber ale. Very well done!

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Photo of akorsak
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Number two in my flight at Main Street. River Rat was awarded "Best Amber Ale" at the 4th Annual OH Brew Week (2009).

A: The amber ale is, well, amber although a much darker amber that you may first think off. This amber verges on brown ale territory. Again, it was served sans head.

S: The aroma is nutty, very malty with an earthy hop backbone. Aroma is intriguing...

T: Unfortunately my first sip revealed a so-so amber ale. The nuttiness, a warming toffee/caramel malt base, is a nice start that quickly turns hoppy with a leafy, vegetal finish. The maltiness works at times but generally the ale fails to go anything exciting. The only other '-' in my Main St. book.

M: The mouthfeel is that of an amber, malty with just a dash of hops. The flavors don't break new ground.

D: A good average amber ale, drinkable because it won't lay you out. But, as they say, the best is yet to come.

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Photo of bigdeuce
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Main Street River Rat Amber..hey, my first "added" beer, after 5 years! It poured a soft head, pillowy, little lacing down the glass. Taste a bit off. Kinda pumkin-like and cinnamon spiceness, almost like a winter ale. Light to medium bodied, pretty easy to drink. Not the best ale ever but a decent red ale.

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River Rat Amber Ale from Main St. Grille & Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.