Barkeater Amber Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
07-21-2013 14:58:20 | More by StonedTrippin
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
02-22-2013 18:56:55 | More by Gavage
3.45/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
08-04-2012 01:53:07 | More by Darkmagus82
3/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
12-27-2011 19:57:49 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.6/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
09-01-2012 11:06:29 | More by micromaniac129
3.3/5 rDev -6%
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.
01-08-2012 22:55:30 | More by elgiacomo
3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
03-26-2005 16:22:50 | More by Stimack
3.28/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
03-08-2013 17:09:41 | More by Minkybut
3.64/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
02-17-2013 19:33:57 | More by dtivp
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
08-24-2012 13:24:30 | More by SickGnar
Barkeater Amber Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.