Ale Of Fergus | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,140
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
38
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated 9/9/14 into a Belgian snifter at about 45F.

Pours with a clear, dark, ruby-brown body topped by a short, weak beige-colored head that nonetheless leaves good lacing.

Near medium body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: mild bready malts with hints of cocoa and caramel.

Flavor: mild; very good bitter/sweet balance. Maltiness builds with continued drinking.

O: solid version of style; improved with warming.

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark brown/black in the glass with a nice tan head on top.

S: Caramel maltiness, with a rich burnt sugar smell.

T: Malty goodness with a hint of roasted malt, and campfire smoke. The finish is fairly clean and water, with a slight burnt caramel aftertaste.

M: Light in body, with fairly active carbonation.

O: Overall a decent session dark beer. The finish is a touch on the watery side, but the overall flavor is certainly interesting.

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

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3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is suppose to be a light to moderate bodied ale, which I found it to be super light. It was very clean, and honestly a bit bland. The nose of this beer was light, I really didn't pick up a whole lot from it, and as a light ale I wasn't expecting a huge nose anyways. The flavor profile was minimum, as it had very little to offer. I picked up minor malt notes and very light caramel notes. This would be a beer for someone who wants a change from say, Yuengling. The finish was short lived.

This beer was not bad but it was far from outstanding. Devils Backbone Brewing has better offerings.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
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Ale Of Fergus from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 38 ratings