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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

304 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 304
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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grs8313

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 12oz bottle that has a freshness label, but it was not punched. Pours a brown with reddish edges and a light tan head that settles to a sparse covering.

Smell: Malts, caramel, apples and hints of coffee. A great smelling beer.

Taste: Watery coffee, seltzer and a hint of malts. Some alcohol notes can also be tasted. I found the taste a little thin. No aftertaste to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Seltzery mouthfeel, the beer leaves the mouth feeling clean.

Drinkability: A very drinkable beer, but a beer that does not have a terribly complex taste. I could drink this beer all night, but I would not notice the beer all that much. This beer does not have a very memorable taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 19:33:57 | More by grs8313
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Bar Harbor Real Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.