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The Libertine - Fulton Beer

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89
very good

140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 11-22-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Republic
A: beautiful rich dark ruby in a tulip, with a thin cap
S: caramel, toffee, sweet dark fruits (cherries, berries, plum) almost kool-aidy sweetness
T & M: Like the nose. Malty sweet with very little hop bitterness. Vinous, chewy, low carbonation, but somehow it is still a lively mouthful. Hides the alcohol fairly well, though not entirely. Finishes with a leathery rich sweetness.
Overall: this is quite the contrast to the all the hoppy ambers out there. It is an interesting take, and I give it credit for that. In the fall/winter, in the right mood, this is quite nice.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy red, ok head.

Smell: Dark fruits, maybe a bit of oxidation.

Taste: Malty, fruity, caramel, some earthiness. Kind of reminds me of a dubbel, but more sweetness than normal dubbels.

Overall: Fulton started putting this in 12oz bottles so I tried a single. I've had this before on tap and it seemed a little hoppier then. In the bottle it seemed more malt centered, nice and flavorful, good for a cold fall/winter evening.

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Pours cloudy dark red with almost no head, amost looks like a Barleywine - but it's an amber instead. Sorry, I won't carry on rhyming like that. If I accidentally rhyme once, I tend to start busting them out. Fulton pride themselves on making beers that are both complex and approachable - and while I can't see too many non-craft lovers really getting into this one, it really does manage to be smooth quite complex (at least to this plebian). The ABV is up there but not terribly evident, the finish is pleasant (as are the aroma and overall taste, though I won't attempt a detailed examination). I have only had two 'Imperial Amber' ales, and have like them both. I would like to see more beers like this on the market. I will be picking up a 4 pack of this one yearly.

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The Libertine from Fulton Beer
89 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.