Bulldog Amber Ale | Half Pints Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company
Manitoba, Canada
halfpintsbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
British crystal malts give this beer its distinctly deep amber body and nutty aroma that persist throughout the glass. The soft underlying hop bitterness is tempered with the flowery aroma of the U.K. Golding hop. Like its namesake, Bulldog Amber Ale is tough on the exterior with a soft disposition, so it’s a great introduction to Half Pints.

20 IBU

Added by fisherman34 on 08-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
9.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of morimech
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle. No bottle date could be found. Copper color with a quickly settling head. Sticky lacing is left down the glass. Not getting much of an aroma. I get caramel and some grassy hops. Nice mild, clean flavor. Just enough caramel malt to give flavor but not too much to make it taste artificial. Very little hop character. Light body and nicely carbonated. A very approachable beer but also not very interesting.

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Photo of KStark
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgwami
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt1147
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeledonia
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rempeba
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mlkluther
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle, pours a clear copper color with a wispy thin ring of white head.

The smell is mostly malt, caramel, a little toffee, but mostly buttered popcorn. The flavor is light floral and earthy hops, more caramel, a little toast, butterscotch. It is a bit syrupy and leaves a very thick coating aftertaste.

Look, amber ales are rarely excellent, but when you miss, it is easy to miss bad.

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Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of SimonHamm
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of imbibehour
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Carlsberg tulip glass.

A real nice clear copper light orange body, real thin carbonation with a large soapy off white to egg tanned head. Forms four fingers tall with some soapy retention and minimal lacing.

Real large notes of caramel sticky quality almost toffee like doppelbock character. Good toasty brown ale like notes and almost biscuity aromas. Bouquet is a bit of a one hit dominant nose though.

Palate is fairly solid. Caramel notes are more subdued compared to the nose, but a light toast and caramel in the mid palate. Not much aftertaste, and a little watery as well. Some mild wet sensations but the caramel notes manage to just dominate and almost burst. Muted hop quality and indistinct, but some muted bitterness letting the malts shine a bit.

Overall a pretty easy drinking flavorful amber its nose is a bit of a one note wonder but sings loudly.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ksolomon
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bsp77
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from tap into pint glass.

Appearance: Rich amber with decent beige head.

Smell: Spicy and fruity, almost reminiscent of Belgian yeast. Lots of caramel.

Taste: Caramel, some nuttiness. Quite fruity and spicy - once again, a little Belgian mixed in with this otherwise English Ale.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a semi-dry finish. A little thin.

Overall: Nicely balanced Amber.

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Photo of Idrankthat
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Tarks
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of robuncorked
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Litrecola
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of ptarmigan98
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Bulldog Amber Ale from Half Pints Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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