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Lobster Ale - Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%


Brewed by:
Belfast Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lobster Ale is a copper "Red" ale with a medium hop flavor and aroma. It offers all the qualities of "Red Ale" with subtle levels of fruity-ester flavor and hint of caramel. A slight yeast haze and chill gives Lobster Ale a clear. foamy. rich head. Belfast Bay Brewing Co, is near tile Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia known for it Red Ale breweries.

When Pat Mullen's wife suggested that a brewery from Maine should make a beer called Lobster Ale. a user-friendly red ale seemed to be the perfect brew, We scaled back on the heavily hopped formulas our neighbors produce. We then added slight amounts of black and dark crystal grains to produce a smooth. medium hopped brew. The result is a very flavorful and drinkable red ale with an extremely smooth finish.

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Bunnyhop

Georgia

2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear, medium dark, reddish-brown Red Ale with a large, creamy, tan head. There is a sweetness to the smell along with hops. It has a mild malty taste in the middle, and a bitter-grapefruit like finish. The body is firm in my mouth. Overall, a bit bland in comparison to what it could be.

(source: Gift; ME)

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2003 15:44:57 | More by Bunnyhop
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Lobster Ale from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.