Maltster | People's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mynie on 03-27-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of spointon
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a shaker pint glass. I snagged a growler of this at the brewery after tasting a sample and talking beer with Chris the head brewer (who is super cool by the way).

A= This ale poured a cloudy orange/brown color with a nice 1" tan head. The head dropped to a cap but never disappeared and left fair lacing down my glass.

S= Smelled very rich. Bready/malty, with coffee, chocolate, and some nuttiness all present.

T= Much like the smell, with the malt dominant all the way through. Full range of malt muscle, including a sweet breadiness, nuts, some chocolate, and a hint of coffee bitterness (saving this from being too sweet). Hop bitterness was extremely mild, but present enough to keep things balanced. Actually finished fairly dry for all the malt going on.

MF= Medium bodied, finishing thinner than I was expecting. Carbonation was lively but not harsh.

D= This was a damn fine and interesting beer. Sort of defies categorization, but if I had to take a stab at it I would call it an American brown ale before classing it as an amber ale. Its very good no matter what you call it.

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Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Sparrow. Review from notes.

Hazy, rich copper body crowned with a head of tan foam and a ring of spotty lace. This pint has a fairly robust appearance, it's not completely opaque, but the unfiltered haze gives it some fortitude.

Nutty aroma, trace brown sugar, very rich and bready. Full bodied with a spicy hop aftertaste, floral tea-like notes. Malt bomb sums this one up, there's a good level of malt complexity yet it's easy going and drinkable. Probably not quite sessionable, but definitely worth a try. Glad I had the chance to try People's on a recent trip through Lafayette.

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Photo of mynie
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Described as an aggressively malty amber. You got to admire the balls of any craft brewer, in this age of mindless hop worship, who is willing to advertise the bold maltiness of a beer.

Pours a little hazy, very dark for an amber, with a medium-sized white head.

Smells like strong pale malt, light English hops, and some rounded weediness and bread. Bold, especially for its size.

Tastes like it smells lightly hopped, almost nutty amber. Lots of mineral nodes--pleasant ash and rust, moving into a bready middle and ending on light european hops that are bitter and tart. It's nice complex but a little unbalanced, as the backend overwhelms the front.

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Maltster from People's Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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