Back East Ale - Back East Brewing Company
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a plain, tumbler pint glass from a growler filled on-tap at Back East Brewing Co. in Bloomfield, Conn.
A: Poured a deep, garnet-tinted amber color with a two-finger head of off-white foam which settled into a thin, creamy veil, leaving behind some soapy lacing.
S: Roasted caramel malts and sweet, fruity esters back up some muted toffee notes.
T: Hearty, roasted caramel malts hit the palate first with a little bit of vanilla wafer and smooth, fruity sweetness to build a sturdy backbone. Very mild, herbal hops appear to cut the sweetness a bit. Some grains and slight bittersweetness creep into the relatively dry finish.
M: Medium-bodied ale with a slightly light, dry, grainy finish that doesn't quite match the malty onset, but well-balanced never the less.
O: Back East Amber is a drinkable brew despite the lack of overall intrigue. It's a good introductory beer to the brand and one that should sell well as their flagship. Flavorful malts shine through this sessionable amber ale.
Serving type: growler
08-01-2012 19:39:29 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I had this on tap at P-Sams in Torrington CT. I had seen Back East beers in the stores and had spoken to people about so I gave it a try. I started with a sample of this and a toasted Lager. Both were good but I went for the Ale. Served in a pint glass.
A - Copper color
S - I don't remember the exact characteristics, but it was pleasant.
T - I thought it had a nice full body taste to it, but not overpowering. It was a good red ale.
M - Some substance was there.
O - I was surprised to see it is only 5% ABV. I would have guessed closer to 6%. It had some substance to the beer, but it went down easy. I could have had more than2 with no problem. I left the restaurant thinking I may have to invest in a six of this.
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2013 11:22:44 | More by TtheGrey
Back East Ale from Back East Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.