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McCarthy's Bane - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 10-01-2012)
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark red-brown with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops and some caramelized sugars and dark caramel malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and citrus hops, some bitterness, and some dark caramel malts. Through the middle, some caramelized sugars come through with some pine hops and some more bitterness. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts and caramelized sugars, grapefruit and pine hops, some bitterness, and some light smokey flavor.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, bitter, and lightly warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good complex red ale. Nice overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 05:08:06 | More by ngeunit1
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McCarthy's Bane from Knee Deep Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.