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Barkeater Amber Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 56
Avg: 3.48
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005

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Reviews by Minkybut:
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3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this new beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a pretty amber color and a very nice tan head. The beer had a slight hop smell to it. It also had a slight hop taste to it which was no big surprise. Slightly malty taste and a little bit bitter at the end. Not bad though and I would buy again.

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A: Tawny dark copper verging on light brown. Clear with a very great amount of active bubbles. Large golden off-white cap of thick foam that really sticks around and leaves some alright lacing.

S: Nutty malts, toasty grain, bread crust, & steely caramel. Soft & vague touch of sweetness. Fairly clean and neutral American pub beer nose on the yeast side. Herbal, woodsy, slightly medicinal in a non-pine evergreen way. Okay strength. Gets a hint more bready as it warms.

T: Nutty & toasty malts up front with some more prominent bread crust and a touch of roast. Sweetness and caramel are there but diminished. Though there is a supporting backbone, the malts are largely overshadowed by the interesting hops in this brew. Bittering is only moderate, but the character makes up for it. The herbal largely fades and instead the focus is on the tree-like medicinal character – sort of spruce/hemlock. Reminds me a bit of the Anchor Steam “Our Special Ale,” but not as burly nor intense.

M: Medium body (perhaps just a smidge over) with carbonation just a tad over-matched. CO2 helps to lighten the beer. Lots of tannin texture and a strong woodsy hop drying.

D: Aptly named at least. Not quite your usual super easy drinking and somewhat anodyne brew pub amber. Definite character – woodsy beer for the big woods. Still drinks plenty alright, just it asks that you take notice of it at least in passing.

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Poured from bottle into pint glass. This was one of three in the Lake Placid Winter Camp Pack.
Pours a slightly over carbonated thin amber. Malty "red" aroma. Nothing special...
Tastes like a malty, bitter, slightly hoppy typical red ale. Again, nothing special...
I have had this brew on tap at the brewery and it was a bit better from what I remember, but again...nothing special.

I wouldnt seek this one out, but it comes with UBU and IPA, so thats ok I guess..although I wish they would substitute in something different.

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Appearance: pours a dark amber color with a two finger head. Some mild lace develops on the glass during the session.

Smell: caramel and some hints of nuts comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, bits of chocolate, roasted nuts, a bit of earthiness, and unripe plum. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nicely quaffable beer. There are better ambers out there but this one won't disappoint.

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Barkeater Amber Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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