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Buttface Amber | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Indiana, United States
theram.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pezoids on 06-28-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
45.61%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 32
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3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing out of this world, but also quite enjoyable; malt sweetness is present upfront but is attenuated by a balanced hop bitterness. This reminds me a lot of Aruba Red and Sam Adams Brick Red.

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3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More of the same with the chain breweries- the beer hits all of the basic marks for the style but without challenging themselves with boldness, complexity, or identity.

A clean amber color (strong golden with copperish brown notes) with fair head formation of creamy eggshell foam, fair retainage reducing to a trace half way though the session, and fair on lacing. It's beer.

Aroma and flavor of caramel dominate the glass in rather one-dimensional fashion. Hop bitterness and soft grassy/straw flavors help to offset sweetness but is a far cry from balance. Bread crust and light yeasty spices remind me a bit of graham crackers. Low estery notes give a bit of interest as the beer warms, but so does a residual toffeeish sweetness and feel.

Creamy early, the carbonation disipates and leaves a lot of sweetness on the mouth that prevents the beer from drying or providing a crisp or refreshing finish. A minty-hop flavor offers a much needed reprieve in the aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is just your basic amber ale. It had around average coloring, a bit paler than usual, but still an all right light red. The head was all right, but nothing spectacular. It had a good, sweet/malty aroma that was pleasing, although again, it was what you could get out of any amber. It was fairly smooth and good to drink, a nice sweet beer as promised, but nothing out of the ordinary.

UPDATE: so much better! Better head and lacing, and good copper color; nice scent with good hops at the end; crisp, clean, semi-caramel flavor; goes down great.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one was on special when I was waiting for a family get together. I wondered why my brother chose this place for my mother's birthday party but i was glad nonetheless. This was just your average amber ale not the slight hoppy reshingness i was hoping for. A nice even maltiness. Maybe a bit too sweet but it warmed nicely and became a bit more spicy. Mouthfeel was a bit thin but not too much so. Drinablity is pretty good.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Buttface Amber from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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