Mass Transit Ale - Bristol Brewing Company
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Reviews by RblWthACoz:
3/5 rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a oddly murky brown with orange tints. Nose is bland wood tones. Flavor is unusually acidic and citric. Earthiness is there too, but it just doesn't mesh well together. Feel has a thicker liquid body and the carbonation is a bit biting. This is okay. Not really coming off as an APA to me. I think some cask conditioning might make this one more interesting. But for now, it's lacking.
Thanks to ArrogantB for the chance to try this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2009 16:39:50 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.04/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Somewhat tantalizing red appearance, not unlike the new girl in the Wendy's fast food video. Off white head just under the 1" mark makes for a positive appearance. Lacing was haphazard and anything but consistent.
Aroma was very much in the red ale and lager vein, sans lager yeast aroma. A little bit of that soggy vegetal-wood and red malt type of aroma I tend to shy away from. Not much in the hop department aroma wise.
Taste wise, the lack of hops are still evident. Doesn't really float my boat, not exiciting, not even tolerable in a reliable standby when I don't want something aggressive or strong kind of lawnmower type of mood. For what the hopping is, all it contributes is some bitterness, nothing in the way of flavor really. I wish the caramel would come out of it a little better.
It is pretty effortless I guess for someone making the jump from BMC, so this beer does have a place, and it is probably their flagship from what I've seen.
Pretty average stuff overall. If someone likes Fat Tire, they should like this, similar beers.
Serving type: on-tap
04-22-2013 18:30:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Mass Transit Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.