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Buddy - Claremont Craft Ales

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Claremont Craft Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-23-2012)
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womencantsail

California

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Claremont Craft Ales

Dark brown in color with a khaki colored head. I get a bit of a body odor aroma up front followed by pine, grapefruit peel, rye, and molasses. There’s some roasted malt, a mild toffee sweetness, and a hint of coffee. The flavor is similar to the aroma, though lacking the body odor quality. Some pine bitterness, a moderate grapefruit, and roasted malt. A decent amount of rye, some sweet toffee, and a hint of molasses. Subtle chocolate and coffee flavors in the background as well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 17:38:17 | More by womencantsail
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BingCrosby7

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A looks like a porter--very black with a light tan head an almost no lacing 3.75
S hop and smoke--not much else. 3.5
T it has a lot of smoke and rye and malt on the front end--spicy with almost no sweetness. Hoppy in the backend. Nice evolution of flavor on the palate. 4.25
M pleasant--not too carbonated. 4
O a very solid black rye IPA--it does justice to the style 4

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 03:44:55 | More by BingCrosby7
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SoCalSuds

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-30-2014 01:34:06 | More by SoCalSuds
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-14-2014 13:27:53 | More by Gobzilla
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hickmancase

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-16-2014 19:11:49 | More by hickmancase
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Furlinator

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-16-2014 02:24:51 | More by Furlinator
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Unchi

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-09-2014 04:25:22 | More by Unchi
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye bread, chalk, and rubber tire aromas. Taste is much the same with spicy rye and burnt rubber flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that has a distinct rubber tire aroma and flavor that is not pleasant whatsoever.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 18:51:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Skeeze

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-03-2013 18:42:54 | More by Skeeze
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Popp24

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-19-2012 21:55:42 | More by Popp24
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-15-2012 22:35:59 | More by t0rin0
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-14-2012 23:33:00 | More by CelticAleMan
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CEDAMA

California

4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

SMELL. piney hops and nice balance malts.
TASTE.hoppy piney kinda reminds me of wookey jack roast malts balance beer nice carbonation small white head for appearance a little alc lacing on glass.
VERDICT.very good for a local brewery very smooth and dangersliy drinkable at 9%

Serving type: growler

09-05-2012 19:54:45 | More by CEDAMA
Buddy from Claremont Craft Ales
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