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Back East Ale - Back East Brewing Company

Back East Ale
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 9.5%


Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Flagship offering, Back East Ale is a medium-bodied amber ale. This amber-colored beer features a subtle fruity aroma with hints of vanilla and peach. It has a smooth malt character that is nicely balanced with just a slight hop bitterness and a clean, crisp finish. Once you taste this favorite, we're sure you'll be reaching for another "Back East"!

(Beer added by: Gambrinus1184 on 08-01-2012)
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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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Back East Ale from Back East Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.