Tavern Ale - Fordham Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -22.5%
Dark copper/red body, topped by two fingers of level bubbly off-white foam. Good lacing. Its not pretty as a peacock, but its good looking enough.
Aroma is a mix of light grapefruit and fresh bread. Pleasant, not strong, but not requiring much work either.
Big fat dollop of malt sweetness hits the tongue first. Fleeting fruit. Bitter snap at swallow. Needs a lot more fruit and a lot less bitter for a good session apa.
Acceptable medium mouthfeel.
Overall, an okay pale ale, but not special enough to seek out on in a crowded beer store.
10-17-2011 22:43:07 | More by RonfromJersey
3.03/5 rDev -17%
Discovered a mixed 12 pack from this brewery at a liquor store near the DFH Pub. Reminiscent of the run-of-the-mill, throw-in American Pale Ale in most mixed packs, this one doesn't do too much to stand out from the crowd. Decent hop bitterness, a decent malt back to it (moreso than the average APA), average mouthfeel an clean finish. Not bad by any means.. but I'd be hard pressed to pick this one out again over the 100 other options.
12-20-2011 02:35:36 | More by oriolesfan4
3.28/5 rDev -10.1%
Pours a thin layer of light tan head that settles over a nearly clear red amber liquid. Smells potent woody and piney american hops. Some red ale maltiness and iron.
Tastes hop flavor dominating over hop bitter and little malt flavor. Malt sweet is present, but non-distinct. Hop flavors are pine, oranges, and mild lemon. Hop bitter has some rough edge, which appears apmlified due to the strong carbonation and just detectable alcohol. Malt flavor is lightly of caramel. Some creaminess in the mouthfeel is nice, but the carbonation is too sharp and a bit acrid. Fairly drinkable.
09-28-2009 05:08:50 | More by mentor
3.3/5 rDev -9.6%
I'm not sure why nobody has reviewed this beer yet. As far as I can tell, they started bottling at the DE brewery a few years ago. While I assume this is essentially the same beer that is brewed at the brewpub in Annapolis, MD, this is the bottled product from Dover. New to NC.
Amber with a modest, creamy off-white head. The aroma has a hint of diacetyl blending with some sweet malt and citrusy hop flowers. The butteriness works in favor of the smell, smoothing it out. Caramel and hoppy bitterness...not a tremendous amount of hop flavor. Some leafy and slightly metallic flavors. Standard medium-light body, a little dry in the finish.
Not bad, but flawed.
04-18-2008 20:21:27 | More by wedge
3.33/5 rDev -8.8%
A hazy orange amber colored ale with a fading small white head. lots of sediment here with light carbonation. Aroma of light hops and malt, basic. A desent taste with some citrusy hops and caramel malts. A slightly toasted malt taste at the back end. On the palette it's thin and with some astingency. An okay beer, although i wouldn't rush out for another one.
12-26-2011 13:28:17 | More by micromaniac129
3.33/5 rDev -8.8%
A - Opaque copper with a finger of head. Lacing sticks nicely to the sides as it dissipates.
S - Citrus from the hops is most of the aroma with some malt taking up the back.
T - Definitely follows what the smell is. Starts out bitter and continues after swallowing. Still can taste the bitterness a good five minutes later.
M - Light with a good amount of carbonation.
O - Decent, but I wish it offered something more in flavor than the hops. Not bad when in the mood, but certainly not landing on my regular list.
10-08-2011 01:22:17 | More by JustinAniello
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
Appearance - not a very pleasant looking beer. Like Murky iced tea. Did have a slight retention of head.
Smell- some hop presence and some spice
Taste - very ho hum APA. Some mild hop bitterness with pine notes but lacking in positive flavors.
mouthfeel - decent for an APA
Overall - Not the best APA but its ok. Not too bitter so its somewhat easy to drink for the style.
09-26-2011 00:17:59 | More by bubseymour
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
Poured a deep copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma dominated by malt, not what I was expecting or looking for in an APA. Some carmelly sweetness in the nose with a hint of citrus notes. Flavor is just okay - the hop bitterness is a bit more assertive in the taste, but still quite a bit of malt in the profile. Mouthfeel is decent - well carbonated. Overall, okay, but if you are looking for a hoppy pale ale, this isn't it. If you lean toward malty beers, you will probably enjoy this one.
06-30-2008 23:02:19 | More by kevinglin
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
Pint glass at the airport.
Color is a medium to light brown with little head. Some lacing around the glass.
The smell has some fruit notes to it, but is not distinct. It also announces a good amount of hops.
Tasting the beer you will detect some roasted malts up front, which will be immediately overpowered by a good amount of hops in the middle. Towards the end the hop bitterness is mingled with some citrus notes.
A good beer for tab, a little on the bitter side for my taste, but overall a good composition.
05-27-2011 03:32:38 | More by Hopfenpeter
3.43/5 rDev -6%
Thanks Fred (I think) for sharing this!
Bottle dated 3/23/11. Review from written notes.
Into a small tulip it pours a high-clarity orangeish amber. A fluffy cap of off white foam follows. Slow trails of carbonation are visible. Retention is pretty good as the head lasts for a bit.
Mellow aroma of subdued hops, mild citrus and herbal notes.
Soft easygoing feel, mellow toasted malt and some herbal notes but not all that bitter. Light carbonation with a generally mild taste. Would have pegged this as an English pale due to the mellowness. Overall not bad but sort of average. Likely better as fresh as possible, this was about 2 months old.
05-24-2011 01:28:55 | More by emerge077
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
Color is coppery brown topped by a modest slightly beige head. Very clear and no significant lace. Smell is lightly toasty, creamy butter, and soft floral hops. Flavor is likewise with added prickly carbonation. Not bad I suppose, but nothing spectacular. I don't have very much to add about this beer. Texture is mostly smooth and ever so slightly gritty. Easy to drink and probably more of a warm weather drinking type beer. Might be ideal with greasy, grilled or spicy food.
An OK option.
04-18-2008 21:07:34 | More by tastybeer
Tavern Ale from Fordham Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.