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Bitter Neighbor - Third Street Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morimech on 07-10-2012)
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a just barely translucent, black color. Produced a 1 finger tan head.

The aroma is of roasted malts, hops, and slight caramel sweetness.

The taste is similar. Nice hoppiness, without too much bitterness. medium mouth-feel, and carbonation.

Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:06:26 | More by TCMike
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-27-2012 21:50:31 | More by ssimpson89
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Pours very dark brown and nearly opaque. Small tan head with average retention and lace. Aroma leads with chocolate followed by roasted malt and citrus and pine hops. The flavor follows closely. More assertively bitter than expected, plenty of grapefruit and pine with lesser grass notes, but the flavors seem a little muddled and indistinct. Very roasty and nearly charred tasting. Medium body and carbonation, seemingly right on target for the style.

This wasn't bad but it also wasn't particularly distinctive for the style and the high bitterness and charred character made for a moderately unappealing flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 21:33:53 | More by tobelerone
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-16-2012 17:46:14 | More by kristenrae8
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-03-2012 02:45:47 | More by Cramerican
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-17-2012 21:25:36 | More by ChopsMeister
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a ruby red hue in the edges, finger of head with solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - The nose is dominated by malts, heavy caramel, burnt toast, and a leafy green finish.

T - The hop flavours come through stronger on the palette offering up a nice earthy hop flavour alongside some mild espresso, burnt biscuit and a bitter dark cocoa finish.

M -Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - Overall a tasty black IPA, more dominated by the sugary malts, but a decent hop profile that makes for a pleasantly balanced brew. Easily sessionable and well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 06:22:11 | More by andrenaline
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - deep and almost impenetrable dark brown, thumb of tan head retained well
S - roasty and some dark fruit, light leafs
T - cola and nutty up front, mild pine hops, roasty finish, tasty but a little lacking in hop flavours
M - medium body with a solid and lasting hop bitterness
O - tasty and leaning to the malty side, it doesn't bring the hops to the forefront like an ipa should, black or otherwise, but its a tasty brew none the less

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 02:24:02 | More by joemcgrath27
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice appearance, makes a big head that fades to normal fast. Black as night.

Strong hoppiness, mostly grapefruit, but some roasted malt as well, a nice balance without being overpowering.

Taste is a little t astringent, but not awful. The bitterness of the malt begins to surpass the bitterness of the hops.

Wonderful, refreshing mouth.

Drinkable. A great beer in the stepping stone path to broader beer appreciation.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 01:07:44 | More by mdwalsh
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yokken

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-29-2012 21:12:28 | More by yokken
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pesto has been returned to its rightful place. Thanks to the never ending endeavors of NJGDBK throughout the mountainous regions of our country.

Nice black and brownie color to this brew. Not to mention the two finger khaki head after the pour. Good retention, nice film o' foam for all twelve ounces.

Almost burnt piney, earthy hop aroma. Some coffee grounds and bitter chocolate in the nose mix pretty well for this hoppy dark ale.

Coffee and earthy, piney, sometime citrusy, hop bitterness combine into an interesting, yet sessionable melange of flavor. Roasty, bitter, earthy.

Roasty and oily palate. Pretty good stuff from MN. I'm very happy I was able to try this otherwise unavailable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 22:43:55 | More by scruffwhor
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cowboy83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-26-2012 13:06:52 | More by cowboy83
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-17-2012 20:16:16 | More by Seefeldt
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-16-2012 02:15:50 | More by fuzzcherry
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GringoKid

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-14-2012 13:51:27 | More by GringoKid
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AllenJasper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-12-2012 04:06:00 | More by AllenJasper
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown/black with a foamy top that is dark khaki in color and leaves loads of lacing on the glass.

Chocolatey malt with a hoppy backing. The overall nose is just a bit light though, otherwise nice.

Lightly roasty with solid doses of chocolate and cocoa powder to go along with some bittering hops and a light citrus hop taste. Quite flavorful and has some nice depth to it.

Smooth body that is about medium. The carbonation is very soft and the palate is dried out on the finish.

This is a really nice example of the style. Very enjoyable and drinks quite easily. Solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:08:11 | More by jera1350
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-05-2012 03:17:15 | More by MN_Beerticker
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-29-2012 03:39:03 | More by NilocRellim
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jcparish88

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-25-2012 01:35:57 | More by jcparish88
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silversumo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-21-2012 21:09:38 | More by silversumo
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-11-2012 00:06:18 | More by schopenhauerale
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-08-2012 00:06:54 | More by FightingEntropy
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sonata2008

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very deep brown in color, almost black, with about 5//8" of tan-colored foam, and quite a bit of lacing.
Smell: Definitely a roasted aroma, especially coffee, and some chocolate. I didn't detect any hops in the aroma.
Taste: A strong roasted coffee taste was at the front end, but it was followed by some nice hoppy bitterness. Also some dark chocolate notes in the background along with some nuts, maybe hazel nuts and maybe acorns (but I'm not a squirrel so I'm not certain about the acorns).
Mouthfeel: A light tingly mouthfeel.
Overall: I like it! A great cool weather beer. Nice balance between the dark roasted flavors and the light mouthfeel. The coffee taste makes me think of breakfast. I think Bitter Neighbor would go really well with apple coffee cake or apple turnovers.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 21:03:26 | More by sonata2008
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-05-2012 00:15:30 | More by bscalt
Bitter Neighbor from Third Street Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.