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Sweet Potato Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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Sweet Potato Ale
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BA SCORE
82
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 09-22-2005)
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Duff27, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

egrace84, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

jzlyo, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of cdkrenz
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

cdkrenz, Feb 13, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

tdmccarthy, Sunday at 01:14 AM
Photo of BedetheVenerable
2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

BedetheVenerable, Nov 03, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Rborre321, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

DrunkMcDermott, Sep 22, 2005
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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%

alostplot, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Sunn, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

muddyh2oblues, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Cubsfan1087, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

pascilla, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

NorthSideSean, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Lionhawk, Oct 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Josievan, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

mrjbrown27, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Ginepiece, Apr 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of HopHeadKen
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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

HopHeadKen, Nov 24, 2005
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4.24/5  rDev +17.5%

mjs814, Sep 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

deuceduce, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

boomdigs, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

TimErickson, Jul 13, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +17.5%

RayVB, Wednesday at 11:18 PM
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Sweet Potato Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.