White Birch Tavern Ale | White Birch Brewing

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84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States
whitebirchbrewing.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Butter’s Tavern was a fixture of Concord, NH in the eighteenth century. Inspired by their loggerhead ale, we’ve created a Smoked Imperial Brown Ale. Hearty malts, with a nuanced smokiness and smooth finish create our interpretation of this historic ale. We hope you enjoy this slice of New Hampshire history.

Added by womencantsail on 02-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a dark brown and has a foamy off white one inch head in a regular pint glass. It slowly concaves into the body leaving some clingy filmy lacing. The smell is smoky and roasty with a bit of tobacco, and is slightly malty underneath. The taste is sweet, smoky and roasty through the grains and malts, however some bitterness through light coffee grounds comes in to balance as the beer warms. The palate is light with nothing harsh on the tongue. There is a dry aftertaste and a smooth finish. Overall, I like this one, but haven’t had too many "smoked beers" to compare. I would come back to it.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AntigravityECE
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant deep chestnut under a 1” light tan, finely bubbled, clingy foam collar. S: Brown ale nose, big sugary malt, some smoke, nutty. T: The malt flavors are more caramel to chocolate – not a lot of roast and it has a pleasant nuttiness. The smoke is light and adds character. F: Medium full body and an exceptional soft, creamy texture and a slight alcohol warmth. O: A big tasty beer that is too easy to drink.

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Photo of FrankShirley
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from growler
nice deep brown color
smell and taste has a nice roast to it
Overall a good brown. A style I feel should be more appreciated

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, Winter 2014 vintage (Batch One, bottle count of 6000, 8.0% ABV). Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like smoked malt, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some nuttiness noticeable. The smoke seems stronger in the flavor in comparision to the amount of smoke in the aroma, and the smokiness lingers in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I thought this was good, definitely worth picking up! $6.99 a bomber.

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Photo of jwwjd
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of c-rum
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smanson56
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JAFoley
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark opaque body with foamy tan head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Citrus, caramel, and yeasty bread.

T - Slight citrus hop. Dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee.

M - Full body, with fine carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O - Not bad. Good flavors, and nice creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of rderedin
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TubbyDullard
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of harsley
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of maxhock
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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White Birch Tavern Ale from White Birch Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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