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Barkeater Amber Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

Barkeater Amber AleBarkeater Amber Ale

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 8.31%


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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005)
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 13:24:30 | More by SickGnar
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Barkeater Amber Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.