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Mass Transit Ale - Bristol Brewing Company

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Mass Transit AleMass Transit Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

76 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

wroberts42, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

OKCNittany, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

LXIXME, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

OregonGrown7, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Gerred, Dec 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

smlmeyer, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Mondomondoman, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

UncleAddie, Oct 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

XLR8, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

famous_mortimur, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

GDBEERMAN, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

IPA1978, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

backslide311, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

mikehillman, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

grahammi, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

JamesStreet, May 12, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.04/5  rDev -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.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

MissMeg, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

MeisterMayhem, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

kylemckinnis, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a pint glass. Has one finger of head on a hazy dark straw reddish colored body.
Smells like honey and not much else.
Taste has a good malt background with a medium bitterness.
Fizzy texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Pretty descent drink.

Fatehunter, Dec 16, 2012
Mass Transit Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.