The Libertine
Fulton Beer

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Style:
Red Ale - Imperial
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 11.08%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
181
From:
Fulton Beer
 
Minnesota, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  7
Gots
  26
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by PurrMonster:
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PurrMonster from Minnesota

4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another worthy entry from Fulton. As a big fan of worthy adversary(is it back out yet?...no?...*SIGH) and s.c.o.v. I've had high hope for what will be the 4th beer of there's i've tried. Been E-stalking their w-site for a few months wondering when this beer will hit taps around mpls. Luckily the crew at acadia aren't slacking about putting this beer quickly into their always tasteful tapline.
Had some ideas about what this beer would taste like just by viewing the color on fulton's page, but wait, this beer is quite the curveball, imo, for the better...I expected a rich toasty malt bomb by the standard of red ale characteristics, and no doubt there's the malt...As expected, however this beer does what others seem to fail to do...repeatedly. Most malt centered beers(especially of this abv) have a heavy sugar content that can overwhelm the taste of this much loved grain and tend to "paint the tongue" in a syrupy finish. This beer scales back the sugar accordingly and much like the s.c.o.v. FINISHES CLEAN. The flavor and body are all there, but the finish makes it highly sessionable and makes my tuna melt on pumpernickel EVEN better. The rye rounds out the grain flavor nicely without getting heavily bitter. 2bros rra and summit unchained iira seem to be slightly(altho good) guilty of this to some extent and i think it took this beer to bring that to light for me. My only question: When will this be in bottles?

Dec 23, 2010
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The Libertine from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 181 ratings