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Banner American Ale - Banner Beer Company

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BA SCORE
75
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 23.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Banner Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  3.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-21-2013)
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: tan in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: light toasted malt and citrus hops

Taste: nutty toasted malt and light citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with slight bitterness

Overall: Not as impressed with this offering from Banner as I was with their rye beer. It is a nice, clean, and malty brew, but otherwise nothing jumps out. I could session this, but I could just as easily pass on it.

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2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Seemingly new cans showed up in the area by Banner in four varieties that I haven't seen before. Picked them all up in a mixed-six and will give this brewery a go, at least of the flagships for now.

A- Poured from the can to a can-shaped glass with a clear, light amber body and it appears filtered (or just damn well separated). A small white head forms to about a finger high with a frothy and creamy texture. The retention of the cap is poor as it dies to a bubbly ring. Lacing forms with just some spottiness at the top of the glass.

S- Fairly balanced between hops and malts with the grains getting an edge for me. Malts lend caramel, toasted and fresh cracked cereal grain hints. Hops are floral and a bit spicy. Overall strength is low and forces me to take huge whiffs to get my notes.

T- As with the nose I would classify the overall flavor as on the mild side but not necessarily a bad thing. Malts provide a base to the beer with caramel, biscuit, cereal grain and slightly toasted notes. Hops balance this out lending floral, earthy and spicy tones. Slight amount of light fruits and bread from the yeast.

MF- Light bodied with a silky and slightly creamy texture. Carbonation towards the high side with bubbles agitating the palate just a bit. Slight bitterness in the finish.

Mild overall brew that leaves you wishing for just a bit more. No off flavors or truly bad things happening so you have to give it some credit for that.

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3.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Yamar 18. Thanks, Kevin!

It pours a hazy light gold with a huge head of foam. Shrinking slowly, it leaves some lacing behind.

It has aromas of hops and big grain notes. he hops come across to me as floral.

The grain I got in the smell is much tamer taste wise. There's a nondescript type of bitterness going on; I think I detect some lemon zest but mainly, it's just bitter. What malt I get, comes briefly in the after taste.

Medium bodied, which is nice, but the carbonation level is way too high, imho.

I nice brew for only being 3.4%abv, if only the carbo was lower....

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

A-Light orange with an awkwardly tall collection of doughy foam. Foam, go away. Speckles of lace.

S-Has more aroma that I would have guessed. Hops are of clementines and florals. A humble, sweet dough and caramel malt duo.

T-Flavor is fairly impressive for the ABV. No surprises in the flavor. Slender citrus and floral hops. Some caramel and bread.

M-This is where the beer failed. Was there some sort of unintended secondary fermentation in the bomber? The carbonation is feral and it explodes and expands in my moth. A tidal wave of uncomfortable carbonation. Like a hive of buzzing bees.

O/D-It was a quaint little brew with some kick to it, until I was offended by its molesting carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very sessionable and flavorful beer worth pounding down for a long time.

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3.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent bar poured head. Settles to a thin layer of bubbles but leaves a blanket of lace. Gold color and nearly clear.

Starts with a flowery hop nose. There are some raw grain smells in the background.

More of a biting bitter hop to the taste. The graininess is still present in a mild way. Light on the body but not watery. High carbonation, too. An excellent session beer.

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Banner American Ale from Banner Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.