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Rustic Ale - Lost Nation Brewing

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Rustic Ale
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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 159
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 34.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale | 5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GermanHero on 07-11-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 159
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had at Lost Nation on Saturday, 9/26. Pours a slightly hazy amber/copper color with not too much head. Smell is sweet and caramel with some fruits. Taste is very sweet with some plum fruit juice in the middle, finishes a hair bitter. Feel is medium bodied with gentle carbonation. Overall a bit too one-sided for me, but was easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance - Deep red. Orange at the edges. Nice cream head. Good lacing. Thin layer on top.

Smell - Raw hop aroma. Like hops during the boil. Green and grassy. Caramel blends in.

Taste - Hoppy grapefruit and pine. Musty caramel with a sharp flavor. Almost a tang, but not quite. Not as pleasant as the other offerings.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Medium carbonation. That sharp flavor lingers.

Overall - Rustic may be an apt desciptor. It has a rough feel, but decent flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the brewery into a small snifter.

Deep amber brown presented, with a light creamy head tan in color, very nice thin and excellent lacing.

Real unexpected and enjoyable nose. Fruity like caramel quality, no other way I can describe it. A light toast and almost French milky toast like sweetness of the malts, and also some peach like character too.

Palate pretty matches as the nose expects. Creamy malt flavors fill the mid palate with excellent control. Body is just a bit watery though but the flavors still manage to show through. More of that interesting peach like character and a bit of caramel mixing in.

Pretty good overall, and really unique amber. Thought it might be some other interesting style on a different whiff for sure.

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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +8%

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3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Rustic Ale from Lost Nation Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.