1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Acer - Bristol Beer Factory

Not Rated.
Acer
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

8 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bristol Beer Factory visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CanuckRover on 11-03-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of gutbucket2
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml. appearance: clear gold with thick, white lasting head. smell: minimal. taste: fruity hop. medium sweetness and bitterness. mouthfeel: lengthy, medium bodied. overall: A well-balanced, good beer. Quite a refreshing sherbet-spicy feel. Uses Columbus and Sorachi Ace hops. Bottle-conditioned.

gutbucket2, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2013. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. A pale ale hopped with Columbus and Sorachi Ace.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A rich orange-amber hue with chunky floating sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of fruity, floral hops with hints of citrus, melon, faint peel, mild caramel malt and earthy yeast. Rather nice.

Tastes of light, floral hops and subtle malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of lemon, citrus, faint peel, grass, earthy yeast, mild caramel and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with light carbonation and decent body. Could be a tad more effervescent. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of mild citrus hops and earthy yeast.

Tasty and nicely balanced, though I was hoping the hop character would be more intense. Perhaps this bottle has been sitting around for too long - I'll try and re-review a fresh one at some point. Looks alright, with an aroma and flavour of light, fruity hops and dry yeast. Satisfying body for the strength. A respectable pale ale from BBF; give it a whirl if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +1.3%

mdagnew, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jrfehon33, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of gulden
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

gulden, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of StJamesGate
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the GBBF, 2011.

Rusty gold with steady loose foam that laces. Musty nose with a bit of apricot.
Pear cake and toffee sauce up front, maybe a bit of mushroom funk, and musty lemon sourness.
Lingering bitterness. Clingy, medium, drying.

Nice, but I don't get the hop presence that others seem to. Either Sorachi Ace is not the most exciting hop, or this isn't a great example. Still easy to drink, and low ABV helps.

StJamesGate, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of soulgrowl
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Golden and slightly hazed, virtually headless, but then the standard British pint glass does not easily accommodate a respectable crown of foam. Glorious Sorachi Ace aroma, lemon and tea, vanilla and coconut, butterscotch and grass. Beautifully articulated, but still subtle. Honey-ish malts lend a pleasant bass note. If ever a beer smelled both sweet and hoppy at the same time, this is it. The flavor is round and lush, filling the mouth with a deeply savory-sweet profile of toffee, rosewater, coconut, Earl Grey, vanilla, hay, lemon, lychee, and bitter orange marmalade. Malts? What malts? They're in there somewhere, but so superbly interwoven with the complexities of the hops that they only register as mild caramel, light toast, and slight viscosity. It could be dryer, but it doesn't really need to be. A real treat, especially at only 3.8%!

soulgrowl, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of CanuckRover
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A light amber. Seems well-kept. Nice bubbly head and well-marked lacings.

Nice citrus hops on the nose.

Quite flavourful for a session beer. Malt leans towards fruity, nicely complementing the citrus hops.

Bit oily in the mouth, but goes down easily enough.

Very drinkable. A nice choice at 3.8%.

CanuckRover, Nov 03, 2010
Acer from Bristol Beer Factory
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.