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Mass Transit Ale - Bristol Brewing Company

Mass Transit AleMass Transit Ale

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.03%


Brewed by:
Bristol Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Based on the amber style, Mass Transit is a flavorful ale that goes down effortlessly. Crystal, Carapils, Victory and Vienna specialty malts give this ale its rich auburn color and mellow taste."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002)
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Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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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Mass Transit Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.