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Sweet Potato Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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Sweet Potato Ale
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82
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.81% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 09-22-2005)
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-29-2011 03:30:15 | More by Cubsfan1087
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-25-2013 19:18:47 | More by NorthSideSean
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2014 17:37:30 | More by boomdigs
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HopHeadKen

Iowa

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have had several Pumpkin Ales this fall, and so had to try this.
I have had Sweet potatoe pie and it is a close cousin to pumpkin pie, so this should be similar.

Pour was light coper cloudy with ivory white head

Smell was spicy and sweet.

Taste was sweet, full and spicy; much more full than some of the pumpin ales we tried earlier in the fall.

It probably doesn't hurt that it is the day before Thanksgiving and we are all thinking about Turkey & Sweet Potatos.

Very nice ! I would drink this anytime

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2005 03:27:27 | More by HopHeadKen
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Lionhawk

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-23-2013 19:44:13 | More by Lionhawk
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-12-2013 21:03:22 | More by muddyh2oblues
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2013 04:15:12 | More by egrace84
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TimErickson


3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Josievan

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-09-2013 02:25:19 | More by Josievan
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Orange body with a half inch of white head that is quick-lived.

S - The aroma contains that of slight cinnamon.

T - The brew has a bitterness to it alongside cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg. However, the beer is not sweet.

M - It's coarse and actually not very easy to drink. The only benefit of the texture is that it brings out some of the flavors.

~ I'm certainly glad I gave this one a try simply because of the uniqueness of it. That being said, I'll never have this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2011 03:11:27 | More by cdkrenz
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AceMan

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-28-2011 01:44:20 | More by AceMan
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Burnished copper color. Looks a bit like a pumpkin pie beer. Tastes like it, with mostly spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Brewmaster said the idea was to lay down a base for a spicy beer, since potatoes add little more than fermatables to a beer. This is nicely turned out if you like spices outside of a hefeweiss.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2005 15:51:25 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

My fiancee dared me to try this...so, I did.

Appearance: Nice dark orange/amber hue, with just a slight haziness and a thin film of a head.

Smell: Quite spicy. This was very similar to some of the better pumpkin ales I've had (like Schlafly's for example) but there was an added layer of rich, earthy fruitiness to it, that pumpkin beers often lack.

Taste: Nutmeg. Too much nutmeg. There's a little bit of malty sweetness, a kind of sweet potato-ish background, and spices. The spice was just a little over the top, and came off as too aggressive for me. There was also slightly more of a hop presence than I was expecting, but with a less aggressive spicing, this would have balanced this brew nicely.

Mouthfeel: Fairly full, rich and creamy

Drinkability: I had one pint and didn't really care for a second.

Conclusion: Close, but slightly off the mark. W/a little less aggressive spicing, this could have been pretty tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2008 00:41:45 | More by BedetheVenerable
Sweet Potato Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.