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Ruby Bloom Amber - Bloomington Brewing Company / Lennie's

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Ruby Bloom Amber
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bloomington Brewing Company / Lennie's
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beautiful rich red-amber in color. Smooth with a hint of sweetness.

11 IBU

(Beer added by: BitteBier on 07-23-2003)
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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GreenWBush

Oregon

2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on-tap at the Jungle Room, an off-shoot of Uncle Fester's in Bloomington Indiana.

This came in a plastic Miller Lite pitcher (ugh) and I was at once shocked by its dark brown apperance. Had to hold this up to the sun streaming into the room just to detect any hints of amber. That's a mistake - the style dictates the apperance and they screwed that up.

The nose is all ketchup. What a strange smell to be overwhelmed with, but all of the people in my tasting party completely agreed. Major disappointment.

Thankfully none of that vinegary Heinz 57 characteristic applied to the taste. A strongly malty ale with only the slightest hop characteristic. A nice lace was left on the glass. The mouthfeel was fairly metallic but the blending of dark roastiness and heady malts kept everything in check. I was ready to be done with this by the end of the pitcher.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2004 01:12:41 | More by GreenWBush
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4.58/5  rDev +29.4%
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Poured a fantastic deep copper with wonderful head and very nice lacing. Great deep malt scent, with a nice sweet tang in the nose. Excellent flavor with deep malts, excellent sweetness and caramel tones from the crystal malts, with enough hops to balance it. Goes down wonderfully well. Great beer!

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3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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poured a hazy reddish amber at the brewpub to a pint glass with a very thin off white head that lasted just a minute or so. not much of a nose to this one, but it drinks very smooth. a nice creamy amber.

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4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at eagle pointe.

great looking dark brown, barely see through. tan head barely there but laces nicely.

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a: deep red/purple; light wisps of foam

s: light warm caramel; apples; very faint

t: sweet toffee; apple grain; warm tartness

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4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at the Trojan Horse.

Pint in Pint glass on tap.

A: Tiny bit of white head, body is reddish amber in color. Bits of lacing.

S: Fresh grains.

T: Nice and dry a bit like tea. Mild hoppy presence. Kinda like Killians with flavor and body.

M: Very nice medium feel. Dry on the tongue.

d: A-one!

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Ruby Bloom Amber from Bloomington Brewing Company / Lennie's
81 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.