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Great American Restaurant Pale Ale - Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery

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Great American Restaurant Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
81
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2005

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3
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Photo of Traquairlover
3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap.

A = Light amber, great frothy head, huge lacing, heavy carbonation made up of small bubbles. Good looking beer.

S = Slight scent of hops bitter characteristics, with light smell of fresh grains.

T = Bitter at front and in finish with a light malt sweetness in the middle, not nearly as tastey as I'd hoped given the appearance, did have a good length finish though.

M = Light to medium bodied, carbonation felt too strong on my tongue.

D = Okay drinkability, this is a good drinker but not a great one.

Photo of jackorain
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

M-I had this , as it shows, at the Sterling outlet. This beer however, is apparently brewed/sold at several chains within this company.
A-chill haze, copper color, nice 3/4 inch head great lace

S-citrus and green hops, lightly roasted malts and carmel malts.

T-Tastes much like it smells. This beer is well balanced, the hops are there but the malts definitely come through. A pretty good beer.

M-Nice carbonation, somewhat creamy meduim body.

D-very drinkable, I had 2 at this bar. Nice bar too.

Photo of drabmuh
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer served on tap.

BORING BORING BORING BORING (am I to 250 characters yet? No? OK I'll write a real review).

Beer is amber and has a minimal head. Some (a little) lacing is left on the glass. Carbonation moderate. Does not prop up the head at all.

There is a slight citrus hop aroma, but nothing much at all.

There is no malt in this beer at all. I think the color must be food coloring added to simulate malt color. Its as thin as water and no sweetness or alcohol flavor at all. There is some hops but they aren't balanced by anything in the beer. This results in an unbalance harsh acidic flavor at the end of the beer. Gross. Mouthfeel is thin, drinkability is average.

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Great American Restaurant Pale Ale from Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.