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Fat Ten-Er #1 - New England Brewing Co.

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Fat Ten-Er #1
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BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZEB89 on 08-23-2013)
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A: Hazy orange-gold body under an inch of delicate white head. Retention is just ok, but the lacing is impressive. Quite nice.

S: Light, fresh, and vibrant. The hops and yeast mix beautifully, with citrus, floral, and tropical hops alongside spicy, grassy esters. Not as intense as I'm sure some BAs would prefer, but simply wonderful for a session ale.

T: Even more amazing here, both because the hops have a greater depth of flavor than they did aroma and because they're balanced by a delicious, biscuity malt backbone. Citrus and mango hops are right up front, followed by fruity yeast esters midway through. Towards the finish the crisp (yet substantial) maltiness provides some welcome balance, only to have the hops come back on the finish with just enough herbal bitterness to leave me thirsty for more. Wonderful beer.

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Fat Ten-Er #1 from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.