Ale Of Fergus | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

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
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by velkyal:
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4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What arrived at my table was a deep crimson beer, topped with a light tan head, which was at least an inch thick.

What left the table about 7 minutes later was an empty glass, with plenty of lacing and a request to our waitress to haste ye back with more!

Good? Bloody hell it was marvelous! I am sure I could wax lyrical about toffee and cocoa notes and the merest hint of spicy hops, but why, when it was the sheer pleasure the beer bought me which is the abiding memory?

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | 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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Photo of Barracudas
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of zp6167a
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Photo of robebo44
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smakawhat
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass.

Real nice body color. Good hues of chestnut brown and orange amber. Thin collar presented, light tan with carbonation volcanoes popping up through the puck. Minimal collar lacing while finishing.

Nose has very light but distinct toasty ripping grain. Light milk chocolate even creamy with a good light depth perhaps coming. Real inviting.

Palate hits with a light body but fills with flavor. Toasting malts coat, with a bit of dryness. Light toffee mixing with a finishing amount of chocolate. Mouthfeel though is just way too carbonated. It kills the flavors on this brew with too much of a gaseous finish. Becomes seltzery and almost club soda stripping the palate. Gas dominates after some time.

Overall its classic Devils Backbone flavorful, but the carbonation on this is just way too much. If this was dialed down to let that the light toasty malt backbone to come through it would be really fantastic.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattyb79
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of AlexFields
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of VTWicked
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Ale Of Fergus from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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