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Barkeater Amber Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 9.14%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005)
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

speedball33, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe I got a bad batch, but was very underwhelmed with this offering from Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. Poured a dark amber with a thin head. Smell was malty and of barley, but the taste was flat and somewhat stale. Would try it again just to see if its usually better than this. Judging from the quality of the brewery and also its other offerings, I'm sure it's usually better than this.

oldirtycaffrey, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of JPDOG
2.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into vintage Old Detroit pint glass. Pours a clear reddish amber with light lacing. Semi sweet, bready on the mouth. Malt flavor wit slight coffee under tones. comes through in the middle with very slight bitterness. Goes down fairly easy. Not bad but wouldn't seek out.

JPDOG, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

DrinkSlurm, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

1BadblueSS, Nov 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

themanilow, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

muskiesman, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

woodchipper, Feb 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

DWolf, Jul 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

jheezee, Jul 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

GFish, Mar 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Swanson, Jun 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

polishkaz, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

mcaulifww, Mar 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

rmargeson, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Minkybut, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around 45F.

Pours copper with a good light beige head that leaves nice rings of lacing and maintains a small cap.

Aroma is bready and yeasty with some fruity notes, hints of nuts and caramel and a bit of floral hops. Good strength.

Flavor is fruity malt with fair sweetness, some bread, nuts and caramel, the finish features some grassy and piney hops with a bit of bitterness. There are some slight unwanted metallic notes present as well on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation.

Pretty good Amber Ale. Nothing spectacular, but for the style I think they did a nice job here.

elgiacomo, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep ruby almost brownish color with a two finger tan colored head. The head fades over a few minutes to give a light level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt. Mixed with this aroma are lighter notes of toffee and some coffee.

Taste – A sweeter roasted malt flavor meets the tongue. The sweetness is of toffee while the malt is of roasted barley. In the middle these flavors are met with mild dark fruit flavors. Toward the end some light pine hop notes enter the flavor and bitter it slightly with it helping to balance out some of the sweetness nicely.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was creamier then I would have expected with a carbonation level that is quite average. The creamier body really suits the roasted flavors quite well while the carbonation creates just the right amount of tingle for the sweet flavors.

Overall – Nothing too spectacular, but not a bad session amber.

Darkmagus82, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JedediahK, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Vhailor, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dsshuck, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

nitter, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gavage, Feb 22, 2013
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Barkeater Amber Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.