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Back East Ale - Back East Brewing Company

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Back East Ale
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BA SCORE
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Drank 3 straight out of the can.

Pretty malty. Could use some hop presence for balance. Low carbonation and a strange wheat/nut aftertaste. At 5% it tries to be a very drinkable ale for the fall, but in the end just seems unrefined.

0/1

theh3rbalist, Yesterday at 01:08 PM
Photo of TimTodd27
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Best Ale in CT

TimTodd27, Thursday at 04:33 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Wyatt_Sasser, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

rorjets, Sep 10, 2014
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1.96/5  rDev -44.2%

Jamtek, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of TWStandley
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from the can into my Delirium tulip.

Appeared a dark brown, see through color with a 1 finger light brown head.

Smells extremely malty right off the bat, slight dark fruit scent - raisins and figs are dominant.

Taste is extremely malty. A bit too much for my liking but not bad. Lots of dark fruit flavors. Would have liked a bit more balance with the hops.

Mouthfeel was about average.

Overall, not my favorite but not bad either. A bit too malty for my liking.

TWStandley, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bfitzge2, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

datalager, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

hopley, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

aoampm, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

MikeRusso, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

blknikon, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

PEIhop, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

petermethot, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Sspeer1, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

NJBeer265, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ScottieD, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Burkbom23, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

ChrisChagnon, Apr 30, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

JWQ, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

wtighe03, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Griffith, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

arnulfooxblood, Feb 22, 2014
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Back East Ale from Back East Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.