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Next Door Ale - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

Next Door Ale
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%

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Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: yesyouam on 12-07-2009)
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Photo of mjtiernan

New York

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler poured into a straight pint. Unfortunately not sure when this growler was filled.

A: Pours with a two finger white head. Body is clear with a reddish brown tint..almost alarmingly clear...borderline watery.

S: Grassy hops, lots of biscuit and a dose of caramel. Appealing.

T: Somewhat grainy. The hops and biscuit are nice, but minimal. The palate didn’t quite deliver what the aroma promised.

M: Light body, texture is watery, carbonation soft and the finish a touch metallic. Drinkability is high, but could be higher if the finish and aftertaste didn’t have a standard adjunct flavor.

O: I think this is probably a style that I’d like, especially in summer. It’s not a popular style in the US, so maybe I’ll try brewing one of my own sometime. It’s brewed locally, so I’ll keep an eye out for it on draft.

Serving type: growler

09-12-2012 03:25:00 | More by mjtiernan
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The chalkboard at the brewpub said English Strong Ale,but I dont think it was that,I would say its in the right category.Came to the table in a standard pint glass a dull medium golden with a thinner white head atop,aromas mainly consisted of biscuit malt and light fruitiness.Caramel toffee flavors stood out most on the palate,a firm biscuit malt base was the main component of the beer,very light herbal hops in the finish.Not bad for the style,would like to have on cask to magnify the subtle flavors of the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2011 12:44:33 | More by oberon
Photo of generallee

New York

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from tap and served in a pint glass at the Rohrbach brewpub.

Appearance: The head was just off white creamy and small. It settles down to just a wispy thin layer as I drink. Glass lacing was minimal and slick. Under the head was a nice medium amber colored beer with just the very slightest haze.

Smell: The aroma is bready and malty with a mild hope presence.

Taste/Palate: The flavor matches the aroma with a simple yet very good bready malty character. There are mild toasted notes with sweet caramel notes, all balanced by mild herbal/leafy hop bitterness. The feel is smooth and easy drinking. It's not too heavy or too light.

Notes: This beer just works well with its simplicity and balance making for a very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2011 00:29:14 | More by generallee
Photo of yesyouam

New York

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Next Door Ale" is the house beer for the soon-to-open Next Door Bar & Grill in Pittsford. It's a very clear, golden ale with a small white ring of a head. It has a faint, malty, pretzely aroma that's slightly sweet. It's medium-light bodied and the finish is clean. There's plenty of flavor-- more than I expected after smelling it. It's well balanced with a pretzely malt and a grassy, herbal, perhaps minty, bitterness. It's a session ale. It's almost like an ale version of a Dortmunder. It's clearly a hybrid of some sort, but not a Koelsch and not a California Common.

Serving type: growler

12-07-2009 02:00:46 | More by yesyouam
Next Door Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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