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Beach House - Strand Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: augustgarage on 05-11-2010)
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On-tap at Rock & Brews, El Segundo, CA

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose along with some notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the malts are a bit sweeter. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Despite all of its maltiness, this beer is actually quite drinkable and goes down easily.

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Pours a handsome orange amber with a nice swirl of foam in the tall glass. Plenty of carbonation with prickly bubbles and attractive lacing.

The leafy, herbal style, and on the dank side. A tang of wintergreen with a bitter aftertaste. Some malt, which is the most pleasant feature. Nicely sudsy in the mouth. Weird, metallic, dirty notes, which I guess are pretty typical Red Ale characteristics. Quite pleasant mouthfeel, but I wish it didn't taste like dry, elderly canteloupe. Bitter aftertaste.

I just don't know what else to say; this doesn't inspire poetry. Leaf mold is the flavor. Some bitterness for the finale. Five bucks for the 500 ml bottle bought at Bine and Vine in San Diego.

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Acquired for $4.69 a a local SoCal beer store. 5.0% ABV according to my bottle. 1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with white uninteresting label and standard unbranded black pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this brewery has yet to wow me; I haven't even given one of their beers a 'B' or better yet. I do like a good amber; I'm hoping this is worth it's ambitious price point.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger light khaki colour head of nice frothy texture, nice cream, and good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear fairly vibrant translucent copper-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Lacing is messy, inconsistent, and uneven. A bit pale for the style, but otherwise it's standard fare. I don't notice any overt flaws. The carbonation bubble quantity suggests adequate carbonation. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Caramel, amber malts, pale malt. Light toasted malt; I'd like more. Noticeable floral hop aroma; there's not much going on hop-wise but it seems balanced. Little hop bitterness is detectable, if any. It comes off a bit sweet on the aroma; I'm hoping any sweetness is tempered by the toasty character. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Light herbal hoppy notes are buried, but present. Light candy floss/bubblegum notes. I'd like it a bit more grassy, but it's adequately grainy. An above average strength aroma. No overt flaws, but plenty of rough edges.

T: Definitely on the hoppy side of amber ales. Good floral and herbal hop character, but also some weird cotton candy/bubblegum notes. Malty body is a bit too sweet to boot, with lots of amber malt and caramalts but rather restrained toasted character. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. It's malt-forward and has a fairly full body, but it needs more toasted character to really give it direction. Sweetens on the finish, becoming candy-like to its detriment. Overhopped for the style, throwing off the balance. Luckily though, no hop bitterness comes through - at least not nakedly - it's well concealed. Overall, it's very pleasant and approachable, but it's lack of flavour depth makes it come off rather boring and bland. Pedestrian might be the best word for it.

Mf: Smooth and wet, as it should be. Nicely clean and crisp; I'd stop short of calling it refreshing. Overcarbonated. Good thickness; decent body. Okay presence on the palate; there's just not much depth here. The mouthfeel is to style but doesn't feel custom-tailored to the flavour profile.

Dr: A passable amber that won't turn any heads. Priced too high for its lack of quality and stand-out characteristics. I certainly wouldn't bother with it again. Another average beer from Strand. Drinkable but boring.

C

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Beach House from Strand Brewing Co.
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