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Trainwreck - Pearl Street Grill And Brewery

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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%


Brewed by:
Pearl Street Grill And Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-28-2003)
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Cylinsier:
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap

Pours a clear amber red with a white film for a head.

Smells of light copper and biscuit malts.

Light biscuit malt flavor up front with a mild hoppiness following that.

Light body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A little bland but drinks easy and feels clean. Not very memorable but pairs with food okay and quenches the thirst.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2014 20:00:19 | More by Cylinsier
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +25%

01-25-2014 17:19:31 | More by RevCraig
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tsp247

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Ctruskey

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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07-31-2013 20:49:14 | More by theBIERlad
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RyFikes

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-04-2013 02:38:00 | More by RyFikes
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JonSzakelyhidi

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California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-15-2012 19:31:49 | More by spark3148857
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Jupitersample

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-10-2012 02:51:45 | More by Jupitersample
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vonnegut21

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

05-03-2012 14:47:45 | More by vonnegut21
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-30-2012 03:01:45 | More by bluntedboywonder
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this with a Reuben at Pearl Street. Pours a dark golden amber with a slight head, leaving some lacing along the glass. Smell is malty with a slight hint of hops. Taste is crisp with just the perfect amount of carbonation. Very solid beer, but not particularly noteworthy.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2010 21:05:29 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a pint glass.

A - Poured dark amber. Slightly translucent. Small amount of white head.

S - Sweet caramel malts. No hops at all.

T - Sweet caramel malts with some toffee. No hops at all. Smooth and very drinkable but lacks complexity.

M - Light body, low carbonation.

D - A very enjoyable easy-drinking amber beer but could use a slight hop bite.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2010 22:51:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ClavisAurea

New York

4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: hazelnut brown with thick lace and head

Nose: caramel and malt, sweet

Taste: hops beginning with a malty finish, very balanced

The waiter forgot our appetizer so this beer was on the house which, by default, makes it the best beer in the world. Overall this was a great beer; one that I can sit down and enjoy a few all day and night.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2010 13:50:56 | More by ClavisAurea
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

presented with a slightly hazy deep copper colored pint that had very little for a head and left small bubble lacing
smell was faint roasted malts
taste is a bland malt nothing special really has the typical "pearl st. tinge to it"
mouthfeel was medium bodied again nothing that stood out
drinkability this was a good beer just not the best alt I've ever tasted

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2009 03:57:21 | More by sliverX
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WesWes

New York

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice amber color with a 1/2" white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a grainy pale and crystal malt scent along with a slightly dry yeast aroma. The taste is decent. It has a grainy pale and crystal malt flavor that has excellent caramel notes. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is pretty drinkable beer, but these guys might want to adjust the grain mill. The beer has a very grainy feel.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2008 16:59:10 | More by WesWes
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almychristopher

New York

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer poured a good amber color, but the lack of any sort of head retention slowed it down. the aroma was a faint sweet malt with a bit of yeast esters in the background. the taste was much the same the only thing that stood out was a bit of roasted malt, but the dry finish and good co2 make it a pretty drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2008 17:37:09 | More by almychristopher
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz. pint

A - very nice light amber color with a little bit of head

S - nice combination of malt with a small hint of hops

T - nice amount of malt sweetness as is to be expected I guess but balanced out with a bit of hop bitterness

M - very good full mouth feel although I felt it was a little under carbonated

D - Refreshing but not too drinkable the sweetness might make you sick after a while it did to me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2008 18:33:01 | More by JoEBoBpr
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at the Pearl Street Grill in downtown Buffalo. I'm kinda sceptical that this is really an altbier... my suspicions is that its more of a generic offering, but I'll cast them aside.

Light amber body with a small sudsy head. Sweet malty aroma, a light touch of bitterness, and maybe some spices, but a little lacking to tell the truth. Fairly bland generic flavour...some sweet malts and not a whole lot more. Certainly lacking the wonderful balance that I'd look for in an altbier. The body is also a little light, and adds to the impression that everything about this beer is watered down. Not very good at all.

Throw in some more malts to bulk up the flavour and body, and up the hop dosage to provide more depth and balance, then call me back. Better still scrap the whole thing and start from scratch.

Aptly named.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2008 19:52:12 | More by bobsy
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Gehrig

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rust-orange body with a slightly tan cap, decent retention. OK malt on the nose, some hop aromas. Improved taste, slight hazelnut, nice hop flavor but not much of a hop texture, which falls a bit flat. Decent stuff, straightforward, not much to wow the drinker. Pearl Street should liven it up with more hops. Not bad all in all.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2008 21:08:59 | More by Gehrig
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the brewpub. Somewhat amber golden yellow, good lace, foamy head. Bit of yeast there to make it interesting. Drinkable. Their beers are wanting in aroma, except for the one high gravity stout. This is their most popular beer, with somewhat more taste than a macro.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2006 03:22:53 | More by Sammy
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francisweizen

Arizona

2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light rusty red with a small head that dies quickly. Aromas of sweet malts, and a bit of hops and spice. Taste follows suit, slightly spicy, and hoppy, but all-too-bland. Mouthfeel is thin, but not horrible. Drinkability is not the best. Still, not horrendous.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2005 07:27:54 | More by francisweizen
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter shade of brown with a soapy-like head,aroma of fruity malt dominates with a hint of brown sugar.Taste is not real complex but tasty,fruity with a hint of herbal hop with an almost soapy finish.A good quaffer not outstanding but pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2004 18:51:01 | More by oberon
Trainwreck from Pearl Street Grill And Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.