Northstar | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MuddyFeet on 07-10-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of fitzy84
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on a sampler. The drink had a clear amber appearance with a thin head but thick lacing on the side. A smoky, caramel aroma was prevalent in the drink, mixed quite well with hints of spice. However, the taste itself lacked what I felt from the aromas. Although it did have a smoky aftertaste to it, it was a mostly dry amber ale, with no real sweetness to it from malts of hops. A generally medium body with a pretty potent carbonation hindered from a complete appreciation of the drink. The mouthfeel was just way to crisp for my tastes. Overall, this is a tough beer to love but it does have some good attributes.

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Photo of Gavage
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear amber in color with a short 1/2" head that lingers a bit. Light spotty lacing sticks to the glass during the session.

Smell: hint of caramel is tough to pick up by the nose.

Taste: a bready and caramel malt profile dominates the flavors, with some softer plum sweetness and mild bitterness bringing up the rear. Not a very exciting beer here.

Mouthfeel: smooth from start to finish. Medium bodied. Bread like aftertaste is short lived.

Drinkability: geared as a session beer, this is a so-so beer that is geared towards general public to enjoy with the pub styled food.

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Photo of Dewey0603
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark amber with a medium foamy head. The smell is malty and nutty, not bad,but just not that strong. The taste is very chewy with nuts and a real strong malt presence,very nice. The m/f is light and well balanced making this a good beer, one of Rock Bottom's better beers.

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Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish amber in color and slightly cloudy. Single bubble head that does leave a little lace.

The aroma is mostly malt. I could not detect hop but that may be more a condition of the full glass.

The hop bite shows up on the flavor. Smooth (round) body that exentuates the malt. Excellent balance with a full body. Moderately lingering aftertaste.

This is an easily consumable beer. No extremes here, just a very good middle-of-the-road beer.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant brick red. Absolutely clear. No head and very slight carbonation. Aroma is all but non-existent. Was not bad or anything, I was getting essentially nothing for a nose. MAlt base is not overly complex. Slightly sweet, but with lots of toasted grains. Tasted like toasted white bread. Slight hints of dried apples too. Medium body with a fairly dry finish.

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Northstar from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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