Derailleur Ale | Moab Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States
themoabbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Change gears for a smooth downhill ride! This well-balanced ale has six types of malt and four hearty hop additions. The end result - a deep amber color with a rich and complex profile.

Added by beernut7 on 08-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
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Photo of nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very balanced, very smooth, very clean, mild (but not Mild) ale. Touch of grainy bite, very soft alpha acids, a touch of thymey herbaceousness. Lots of lacing, nice mellow stickiness; extremely clean finish. Very refreshing ruby-orange amber—only lacking a bit in depth and complexity.

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Photo of mflamar
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ac22rush
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of lauries444
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of mcsauter82
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Arborescence
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark copper/amber. Pours a very light head.

Aroma: Mild, malty and nutty.

Taste: A bit watery, but with a nice malty character. Fairly complex, but very light.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, smooth.

Overall: Utah law is the reason for this beer being so weak. This might be great at 6-7% ABV.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burnt amber colored with a large rise of bone-colored head. Retention is moderate, and it laces well.
Toasty, nutty nose, with backings of bitter chocolate, burnt whole grain toast, subtle dark fruits, and bitter floral hops with pinpricks of pine.
It hits the mouth with hazelnuttiness and a forceful toasted breadiness. Some caramel and plum notes fill in the gaps with a light sweetness. Cocoa and almonds, and mild coffee notes resume it in an earthier, drier direction. Hops are herbal and moderately bitter, with some evergreen moments.
Light bodied (as 4% beers nearly always are), with a moderate CO2. This has enough depth to appear somewhat larger than it is, but remains endless drinkable. This was my favorite of Moab Brewery's offerings.

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Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: copper in color, small head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt chocolate, and a bit of piney hops

Taste: touch of piney hops in the beginning and end with a bit of chocolate and toasted malt in the middle, and caramel throughout.

Mouthfeel: smooth, semi-bitter, medium-heavy body, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Very different from other beers I have had. I did not expect that much of a chocolate taste from an amber. I would have this again, but two max in a session. A very good and suprising beer.

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Photo of blackie
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: deep amber-brown in color, topped with a cream colored head, great retention and heavy residue laces the pint glass

s: toasty body with some light fruity caramel underneath, toasted whole grain bread, nice earthy hop aroma

m: light to medium in body with a smooth, moderate level of carbonation

t: toasted malt lightly sweetened with caramelized grain, whole grain bread crust, glimpses of dark roast, big earthy hop flavor with a moderate bitterness that dries the finish, toast and nutshell linger, good stuff

d: a nice beer that makes the best of the 4%, good for a few

standard pint at the brewpub

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Derailleur Ale from Moab Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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