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White Birch Tavern Ale - White Birch Brewing

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-11-2011

Butter’s Tavern was a fixture of Concord, NH in the eighteenth century. Inspired by their loggerhead ale, we’ve created a Smoked Imperial Brown Ale. Hearty malts, with a nuanced smokiness and smooth finish create our interpretation of this historic ale. We hope you enjoy this slice of New Hampshire history.
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 36
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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, Winter 2014 vintage (Batch One, bottle count of 6000, 8.0% ABV). Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like smoked malt, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some nuttiness noticeable. The smoke seems stronger in the flavor in comparision to the amount of smoke in the aroma, and the smokiness lingers in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I thought this was good, definitely worth picking up! $6.99 a bomber.

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark opaque body with foamy tan head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Citrus, caramel, and yeasty bread.

T - Slight citrus hop. Dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee.

M - Full body, with fine carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O - Not bad. Good flavors, and nice creamy mouth feel.

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3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very dark brown in color (black when viewed from afar) and has red visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a two finger high dark beige colored head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of smoky malts are present in the nose along with some faint hints of licorice.
T: Like the smell, the taste is pretty much dominated by flavors of smoked malts, although these aren't too strong or overpower the beer. Slight hints of chocolate malts are also perceptible. While no bitterness is perceptible, there are just enough hops to prevent the malts from having any sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer had a good balance and wasn't overly smoky. This could be a nice beer to try if you want some smoke but aren't looking for the intensity of a rauchbier.

Note: Batch #4 (December 2011)

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