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Maris Otter - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: clvand0 on 01-19-2005)
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sommersb:
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

Tasted On: 04-02-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Growler
Glassware: Nonic Pint
Purchased: Filled at Blackstone, Nashville

A: Clear amber color, with 2 fingers of tan head on the pour. A fair amount of lace is present; retention is low.

S: First aromas are of hops, grassy and earthy from the Kent Goldings. Other aromas include caramel malts and breadiness.

T: Both malty and bitter, the bitter seems to dominate when the beer is cold, and then the malts become more prominent as the beer warms. Bready, with caramel, plus some nuttiness.

M: Medium body, with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter.

O: Very drinkable and refreshing pale ale, with a nice balance of sweet and bitter. A good session beer I would recommend.

04-03-2012 01:44:46 | More by sommersb
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured into a standard pint glass a clear copper color with a thinner but well sustained white head that held pretty well.Caramel malts and mild earthy hops in the nose,as expected quite English in nature.Caramel/biscuit malt flavors dominate the palate with just a smattering of earthy and leafy hops in the finish.A good beer for what it is and it was quite food friendly.

05-07-2013 21:30:46 | More by oberon
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javlin624

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-19-2013 06:16:06 | More by javlin624
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-20-2014 18:03:57 | More by Gonzoillini
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-01-2014 17:18:38 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-21-2013 21:32:02 | More by Ajlvt
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-21-2013 01:29:40 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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NapoleonInRags

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-10-2013 03:53:08 | More by NapoleonInRags
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-26-2013 20:55:32 | More by jaydoc
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aasher

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-12-2014 19:17:44 | More by aasher
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +14.8%

Had this on tap at the Flying Saucer in Nashville.
A deep golden color, clear, with a short white head, good retention and lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty. Hops present, but not as bold as other pale ales. The flavor well balanced, good blend of maltiness and hoppy bitterness. Well carbonated, good body, another good one.

02-15-2008 05:09:04 | More by BigBry
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Bearcatsaaz

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

Had this at Blackstone Restaurant tonight on tap. Was passing through and love trying the local beers. This caught my eye on the beer list, because as a home brewer, I love Maris Otter malt. Was expecting a little more of the Maris Otter character at first but what hit me was the hops.

A- very clear light amber color with a small white head.

S- very strong aroma of the east Kent Goldings hops, floral,grassy. Not much of a bready/toasty or carmel character coming through. Pretty hop dominate.

T- some hop bitterness in the up front and swallow. Smooth drinking, but some of flavor from malt not present as expected. As beer warmed up, some of the Maris Otter character started to come through.

M- medium body some drying, but not too much. Creaminess became more apparent ad beer warmed up.

O- very drinkable beer, just a little different than o was expecting from a Maris Otter dominated beer.

04-06-2012 04:57:43 | More by Bearcatsaaz
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nleaders

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-02-2014 23:12:22 | More by nleaders
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

2.15/5  rDev -37.5%

Appearance: Pours a copper/orange color, too thick of a white head with great lacing. The head is dissipating too rapidly and there is not enough carbonation in the beer.

Smell: Not much. Perhaps metal. Perhaps the slightest amount of skunk.

Taste: A mouth full of pocket change that's been skunked.

Mouthfeel: Watery, no carbonation.

This beer SUX. Please don't drink it. You could die of something nasty.

05-05-2014 03:52:22 | More by donmonkey1
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Jalogan2

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +16.3%

03-29-2013 21:35:17 | More by Jalogan2
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RTitus

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -7%

This is my first beer from this brewer. Picked it up in a mixed sixer from Cash Saver in Midtown Memphis. I do typically like English Pale Ales. Poured into a pint glass, pretty and typical of style hazy gold with a nice off white head that only lasted a few minutes.

Smells like an EPA earthy, nutty and nicely hopped (not by American standards). A little more leafy smell than I would prefer, but not bad.

Taste is immediate English style hops. Much like it smells with an emphasis on the bitter. Malt is there but nicely balanced. My only complaint is the nuttiness and earthy hops come together to almost a puckering effect. As it warms some of the malt reasserts itself to help the taste.

Mouth is medium bodied and just the right amount of carbonation. The bitter lingers on the tongue a little longer than I like, but this too is moderated after a little warming.

If I judged on the first sip I would not have been overly pleased, but taken over the course of the glass this is an enjoyable beer and good example of style. Now I am ready for the others in the mix.

05-17-2013 03:00:32 | More by RTitus
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-11-2013 22:22:51 | More by Bobhoya
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-08-2013 20:50:02 | More by beerguy36
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khargro2

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -12.8%

05-30-2013 00:26:59 | More by khargro2
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Wheelinb

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Had this at the Repeal of Prohibition event in St Louis.

This was not what I was expecting. It had what I can best describe as a wine flavor but with a carmel and more malty taste. While it was sweet, it wasn't overwhelmingly so and had a nice hop character. Initially I thought I wasn't going to enjoy it but the more I tasted the better I thought it was.

04-19-2009 23:41:39 | More by Wheelinb
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-10-2013 22:55:36 | More by grahamboudreaux
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-08-2014 04:32:11 | More by mattsdenney
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

A - Pours a beautifully colored honey with a one finger fluffy white head. Bubbles are present thoughout the beer. verage head retention with nice lacing

S - The aroma is light. Mainly light malts with a hint a caramel and roasted grains

T - Good flavor. Not as malty as one would think. Good bitter finish.

M - A medium body beer that is slick in the mouth. Has a dry finish

O - A very drinkable beer but not standout. Would a be a good drinkable beer at a BBQ.

04-24-2014 17:59:33 | More by Goosehunter75
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%

Had this on tap at the brewpub in Nashville. OG = 1.058, IBU = 27. Hops are EK Goldings and Willamette. Pours a golden color with ruby hues. Very clear for an unfiltered brew. The aroma is sweet and slightly malty. Not much hops in the aroma. The flavor has a mild maltiness and finishes slightly bitter from the hop. Flavor reminds me slightly of a red ale crossed with a good pilsner. Very good.

01-19-2005 23:32:35 | More by clvand0
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.03/5  rDev -11.9%

12oz bottle, best by 2nd week of June 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear amber with a one finger white head that leaves a ring and a light sheet of lacing and holds a good foamy cap.

Aroma is dough, yeast, grainy, earthy, dirty with some floral hops, some notes of cardboard. Gets better as it warms, but still not great. A little off.

Flavor is bready, doughy malt, some caramel, some earthy hops, hint of citrus, somewhat sweet, good bitterness, minimal alcohol, finishes sweet. Gets more and more sweet as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, with good carbonation.

OK. And that may be a stretch. Average at best.

04-01-2013 00:22:43 | More by elgiacomo
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Maris Otter from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.