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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

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
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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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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A dark brown hue with sparks of red and yellow with a medium carbonation, which provides a light head and bubbly coating on the glass.

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 17 ratings.