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"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale

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very good

247 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've always liked Berkshire Brewing Company, they've made some great beers, but when I see them, this is always the one I go for. The appearance is a little thin, mostly a dark-ish brown with a light head but the smell disproves that and shows the beer to have nice hop and malt in it. The taste is a great balance of light flavor in the beginning with sweet malt and almost coffee flavors on the back of the tongue. For a company that makes a lot of good stuff, there always seems to be one or two of these guys in the fridge with everything else.

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Not what I was expecting. Yes, I'll order a black and tan (half and half) in a bar once in a while and I applaud brewers playing around with recipes.

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler. Has a brown, almost foggy appearance.

I don't detect much of anything in the smell. Perhaps some vanilla a bit of coffee. Not overwhelming.

The taste is smooth, not too creamy and not at all carbonated. It's also not so overwhelming that I couldn't drink two or three of these.

I'll have to try it again.

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

22 oz bomber into a pint glass

A: Pours with a thick, creamy off white colored head, leaving plenty of lacing on the glass. Color is a dark ruby brown.

S: Roasty, caramel, toffee brown bread, also some lighter crsip, grassy pale ale qualities of a traditional pale ale.

T: Taste is roasted maltiness, caramel and toffee, roasted coffee, a bit of a macha thing goin on, its on the sweeter side. Hops are earthy, crisp. a bit lemony and a bit grassy.

M: Medium feel, a bit creamy, carbonation is medium.

O: Pretty tasty stuff, BBC is very consistent with their brews, and i like this one quite a bit.

"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.