Lobster Ale - Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
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Reviews by EPseja:
4.43/5 rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Served from a 12oz bottle in my SABL glass at between fridge and cellar temperature. Thanks to BA yelterdow for the hookup!
A - Deep chestnut brown with a fluffy, sand-colored head. Retention is mediocre, and lacing is sporadic but cohesive in the spots where it does form.
S - Biscuity English maltiness with a touch of hoppy florals. Simple, but elegant. Nothing more or less than it should be for this style.
T - Starts with the smooth mellowness of a finely crafted Barry White tune; sweet without being overtly sappy. Dry and biscuity in the middle, with a perfectly balanced dryness in the end and a pleasing, toasty aftertaste. An excellent example of simple, "non-extreme" finesse.
M - Easy and slightly watery on the way in, rising to a creamy froth with a vibrant effervescence on the tongue. Quickly condenses to a seafoam wave for a quick and fulfilling swallow.
D - This is the definition of a fantastic session beer, and one that could hardly be surpassed as a companion for a good steak dinner. Upon first smell and taste, I could easily have mistaken this for a great English ESB. It's got the right mouthfeel, and a supreme balance that keeps the next sip constantly coming. This beer is the antithesis of everything extreme brewers are trying to accomplish -- and thankfully so.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2010 00:29:58 | More by EPseja
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3.88/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark amber color. Clear. Small head but there's plenty of tiny spots of lace.
Caramelized malt aroma--semisweet. Light floral hop nose.
Leans slightly to the hop side. The malt is well toasted and mildly sweet. The hop is featured in the swallow. The aftertaste is more of the same. Full body with a decent level of bubbles.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 18:42:31 | More by smcolw
Lobster Ale from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.