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Bar Harbor Real Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 07-25-2001

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.
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Photo of illpass78
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

14 oz. on tap at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, home of your Portland Pirates.

Appearance: Pours a dark cola color with a short white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma: A little caramel, a little grain. Fairly light in the nose.

Taste: Pretty tasty, malt-forward beer. Caramel and toast notes are up front. Hops strike me as muted. This was served really cold and I think it might actually have more flavor served a little warmer. Solid sessionable brown ale, though.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body. Well balanced; has substance while still being easy on the palate.

Overall: Nice, easy-drinking brown. It wasn't what I expected; I thought this was going to be a big, "old ale" a la North Coast's old ale, and I was way wrong. A pleasant beverage nonetheless.

Photo of hozersr
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cheld
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a massive, unstoppable heap of dense off-white foam. Underneath there is some brown liquid, but I can't quite reach it. Trying harder, i get to the rather bland nutty and metallic flavor - like my first attempt at home-brewing a brown ale so many years ago. Big fan of their coal porter, but this is not quality.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color.
Tan creamy head.
Thick, Creamy mouthfeel.
Malty and sweet but not as sweet as some brown ales.
Earthy hop bitterness and a some what dry finish.

A very good beer.

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Bar Harbor Real Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company
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