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"Keeper!" - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Auraan on 11-27-2013)
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3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep brownish copper, with a half-finger off-white head that quickly receded to a ring of off-white lace leaving minimal lacing. Its not a bad appearance, certainly true to style guidelines. Scents of sweet caramel malt, fruity esters, yeasty aromas, toasty malt, faint grape and a bit of an off, cheesy aroma. Its a pretty good scent, but that cheesy off-note keeps it from being fantastic. Flavor is very malty. Sweet caramel malt begins the flavor, there is a modest level of flora hops, though not apparent at first, that becomes more prominent on the middle and finish of the sip. In the middle toasted malt also begins to appear, sustained through the finish. There is also a bit of a yeasty bread flavor in the middle and some earthy and musty notes throughout, that particularly come through on the finish and aftertaste. The aftertaste also includes a bit of a dank hop character. Alcohol flavor is quite apparent and present throughout the sip. A bit of an off cheesiness appears in the very back of the flavor as the beer warms, which brings it down a little bit. The flavor is far better than the aroma, malty, moderate earthy and floral hop bitterness and a good deal of alcohol, despite its ABV. Its pretty true to what the style should be and not at all unpleasant. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a slightly chewy feel. Its pretty good, very easy to drink. Overall this is a pretty good beer. Its not the best out there, but its pleasant enough and pretty true to style. Its worth trying if you get the chance at the least, though there is that off cheesiness in the aroma and the flavor as it warms.

Auraan, Nov 27, 2013
"Keeper!" from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.