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Bar Harbor Real Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Bar Harbor Real AleBar Harbor Real Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

305 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A good, clean nut brown ale with a malty body. This is our most popular ale due to its smooth and malty flavor.

We use a mixture of pale, crystal and black malts in this one, and our primary hop is Target, though we also add some Whitbread Goldings Variation as well.

The Real Ale is best fresh, so fresh in fact, that it's great right out of the bright tank.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 07-25-2001)
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Citadel82

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark amber with a soapy off-white head that fades rapidly. Some nice lacing in the withdrawl, with a collar of foam that lasted for some time before vanishing entirely when the beer reached room-temperature.

Aroma was sweet-roasted malts. Hints of pear and ripe apple. Some bready notes and caramel. Little hoppiness in evidence up front with some spicy notes and perhaps some faint grassiness in the finish.

Taste was mildly sweet and slightly hoppy with a mild finsh. Very balanced non-eventful ( a good thing here). Not as sweet as many browns nor as hoppy as dogfish Head's efforts. A nice balanced compromise. For me this would be a nice session beer.

Mouthfeel was slick and smooth coating the tongue and palate and dissipated rapidly. Little carbonation evident at first an even less as the beer warmed.

This is a nice drinkable brown ale. One of the better ones that I have tried and I will buy more of it when I make it back to Red Bank.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2006 20:58:10 | More by Citadel82
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Bar Harbor Real Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.