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Ale Of Fergus - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Ale Of Fergus
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

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Reviews by velkyal:
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4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What arrived at my table was a deep crimson beer, topped with a light tan head, which was at least an inch thick.

What left the table about 7 minutes later was an empty glass, with plenty of lacing and a request to our waitress to haste ye back with more!

Good? Bloody hell it was marvelous! I am sure I could wax lyrical about toffee and cocoa notes and the merest hint of spicy hops, but why, when it was the sheer pleasure the beer bought me which is the abiding memory?

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass.

Real nice body color. Good hues of chestnut brown and orange amber. Thin collar presented, light tan with carbonation volcanoes popping up through the puck. Minimal collar lacing while finishing.

Nose has very light but distinct toasty ripping grain. Light milk chocolate even creamy with a good light depth perhaps coming. Real inviting.

Palate hits with a light body but fills with flavor. Toasting malts coat, with a bit of dryness. Light toffee mixing with a finishing amount of chocolate. Mouthfeel though is just way too carbonated. It kills the flavors on this brew with too much of a gaseous finish. Becomes seltzery and almost club soda stripping the palate. Gas dominates after some time.

Overall its classic Devils Backbone flavorful, but the carbonation on this is just way too much. If this was dialed down to let that the light toasty malt backbone to come through it would be really fantastic.

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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Poured from growler into a clear pint glass. Purchased with growler trade and 64oz fill for $8.40.

A: Reddish amber with 1-2 finger, nougat-colored head with decent retention but scant lacing.

S: Very sweet but pleasant aromas of caramel and Munich malts, moderate leafy hops, with a hint of smoke.

T: Sweet but full-flavored with tangy maltiness balanced well with leafy and floral hoppiness. Very fruity with berry-like character in the finish and a well-placed smokiness. Reminds me of a more balanced Bellhaven Ale.

M: Medium-body with smooth feel despite the active carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet caramel malts.

D: A very good brown ale that is approachable with moderate hoppiness and with a tocuh of peaty smokiness that lends a great deal of uniqueness. Also notable for a great deal for a growler fill.

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Ale Of Fergus from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.