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Lobster Ale - Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

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212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review taken from notes dated October 16th, 2013 while vacationing in New England...

Dark copper body w/lingering, persistent thin head. Strong caramel and toffee aromas. Taste much like the aroma w/light hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; sweet w/o cloyingness.

A wonderful, malt-centric beer. Big yet very approachable.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Connecticut

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12-23-2013 16:20:46 | More by ejane
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Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

p-one finger head

a-white head that settles down to form a white film on top. Dark golden amber but more on the brown/orange side than it is red.

s-caramel with a burnt/roast kind of smell

t-first impression matches the nose with the burnt taste, which almost reminds more of a scotch ale. On the back end there is caramel sweetness and a bready malt.

m-light/medium texture and light carbonation.

o-a pretty good beer thats worth a try. Reminds me a bit of a scotch ale with its burnt characteristic, but thats certainly not a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before June 2014.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip glass

a: Gorgeous clear dark amber, an offwhite head faded to patchy surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Mild caramel malt.

t: Slightly fruity bitterness over caramel malt. Rather sweet finish.

m: Light to moderate and tangy.

o: A tasty brew which is probably best called by the rather broad names on the label and here, "Amber/Red Ale.". I did save it for a lobster dinner and it went well with it. Also a pretty enjoyable sipper which becomes a little more caramel malty as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste is decently balanced with flavors of caramel and citrus and a good burst of hops bitterness. There’s a hearty malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, I could drink a few of these and it’s an all right beer to stick with for an evening if you want something with a little substance that isn’t very heavy, but overall it just seemed ordinary to me.

Serving type: on-tap

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Murphy's taproom in Manchester.

A- a dark copper color with a nice foamy white head.
S-very bready yeast smell very reminiscent of shipyards old thumper, I'm thinking ringwood yeast.
T- bready as in the aroma. There is hop presence mellowed out by a nice malty flavor. I get some Carmel as well
O- very drinkable ale. Tasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

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Florida

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Serving type: bottle

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Lobster Ale from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.