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Back East Ale - Back East Brewing Company

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Back East Ale
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a growler into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, carbonated, amber-copper coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy white surface coating. Aromas of rich, sweet caramel and nut, with a decent amount of roasty highlights. Some subtle hops presence at the tail end of the aromas, as well. Flavors are light on a smooth, light body. Roasty flavors initially, with a solid nut and caramel backbone. Malty and rich, with a touch of hops to clean everything off the palate. Mild bitter aftertaste that vanishes quickly for a clean, smooth finish. Very tasty brew.

12-16-2012 04:03:06 | More by GarthDanielson
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Back East Ale from Back East Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.