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Buttface Amber Ale - Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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Buttface Amber Ale
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BA SCORE
81
good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chetripley on 11-19-2009)
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Irresponsibly-deserved Tick #7

A) Dull tobacco brown. Small foam, no retention.

S) Tangy fruit, caramel, buttered toast.

T) Floral hops and caramel and bread. Buttered toast and apple jam.

M) Medium body and nippy carbonation.

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(A)- Pours a chestnut reddish hue. Some tan froth.

(S)- A richer amber/caramel malt backbone than the big red. Still, a "grassy" dryness to it.

(T)- Better! A good malty rich backbone with caramel malt and an almost graham cracker part to its subtle sweetness.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Malty, but smooth and clean.

(D)- Overall, a solid amber. A good malt profile and feel.

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Where's Dr. Turkleton when you need to mock him? His namesake brew pours a clear amber-copper topped by a half-finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises light caramel and what seems like a light maple syrup. The taste holds notes of mandarin oranges, caramel, and sourdough. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a somewhat watery feel. Overall, a decent amber, nothing really that special.

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Smells of dates and grapes, a caramel presence and herby hops.

Tastes began with caramel sweetness, slightly bitter hop presence and slightly sour aftertaste. Quite a fulfilling balance of effects.

Drinkable and delicious. Each taste a little more satisfying than the last.

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Buttface Amber Ale from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.