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Barkeater Amber Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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80
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005)
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3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stiff beige 2 finger head dissipated but coated the surface the entire time. Color is chestnut w/ auburn highlights. Smell is chocolate and caramel with very mild licorice and mild pine hop. Taste is malty caramel. Hops bitter but are lost to the malty goodness. Semi-sweet w/ a semi dry finish. Carb is sharp on the tongue and creamy in the throat. Medium bodied. No real surprises, but no real faults either.

Justin23060, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was able to try the Bark Eater last evening on tap. The brew was poured to a medium amber color with a nice sized head that left a bit of lacing. The aromas where nice, malt dominates and gives it a somewhat sweet smell, remind me of toffee. You can notice s slight hop aroma but it seems to be quite muted. This is a very smooth beer, very easy to drink. Up front you notice a sweet flavor that then breaks to a hop flavor that does not last long. Over all this is a very solid brew, definite could be a session brew.

Stimack, Mar 26, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

LPJones, May 26, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like this amber ale, because it is a major shift from the normal ambers made here in the united states. this reminds me of maine beers zoe, brick red with a creamy khaki head and superb lacing. a lovely full bodied texture with a certain density that's not common. furthermore, its incredibly full flavored from the red malts, but doesn't retain any sweetness at all. no caramel, no toffee, no candy, just good fresh grain in healthy proportions. hops are finishing only really, but add a nice crisp bitterness akin to their ipa, but not quite as aggressive. similar varietals though, and a fairly complex brew all up. the feel is really nice, with prickly carbonation and enough oomph to be a great fall brew as well as summer. looking forward to drinking a whole lot more of this while I am back east for the next few months.

StonedTrippin, Jul 21, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours very dark, like espresso - a bit of a surprise - almost looks like the ubu; with a nice head of foam, which turns to a thin lacing rather quickly.

S - not much in terms of smell at all

T - Nice balance here, enough hops to avoid the pitfalls of a lot of ambers

M - Smooth, smooth, smooth

O - very solid beer, could put more than a few back

Lagerhouserules, Nov 13, 2011
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3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear reddish brown with a finger and a half light tan head that fades quickly leaving moderate lacing.

Aroma malt, caramel and hints of citrus.

Taste starts slightly sweet with caramel, nuts and malt, then finishes with a slight citrus hop bitterness.

Mouth Feel was medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy smooth.

Overall a very nice refreshing ale, very enjoyable.

dtivp, Feb 17, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a robust amber with a smallish tan head. The head is does have good retention and leaves some spotty lacing. Average carbonation I'd say.
Aroma is mostly malts and they have a slight toffee scent. Bready and yeast are muted aromas too.
Taste finds the beer having a sweet toffee malt flavor. Slightly roasted almost and tastes pretty good. Hops are light letting the malts shine but I can detect ever so slight piney resin.
The beer drinks a medium creaminess on the palette. Intially smooth but turns a semi-bitter at the aftertaste which itself is rather clean.
Bought as par of a mixed 12 pak at Hannafords, I think it's called, in Lake Placid. I thought this beer to be well made and quite good.

micromaniac129, Sep 01, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

SickGnar, Aug 24, 2012
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Barkeater Amber Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.