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Moustache Ride | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American-style Amber Ale aged in Angel's Envy bourbon barrels with whole vanilla beans.

Added by JamesS on 04-06-2012

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Brewed and enjoyed for a great "no-shave" November cause, the Flat 12 brewers boldly go where no brewer has before- an American amber ale with cameo appearances of vanilla and Angel's Envy bourbon barrels.

Its brownish red hues cast deep mahogany low-light as it sheds a creamy lather of foam. Deep with toasted grain and slightly singed sweetness the nose is alive with a candied pecan scent. Its toasted sweetness is dry and almost buttery early on.

Settling onto the middle palate, the sweetness relaxes and the fruity center of the beer awakens with red apple, orange peel and white grapefruit. As the beer's caramels and succulent vanillas wrap around the fruit, a tandem of caramel apple and pistachio brittle pull forth.

Highly drinkable and semi-refreshing, the peps of bourbon introduce in finish with its own powdery oak texture, caramels and vanillans. Light spice from both toasted grain, charred oak and bourbon give the ale a unique cause for contemplation and exploration.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. It's a vanilla barrel-aged amber. It smells like beer, not bourbon (thankfully): lightly rusted malt, moist vanilla, and little hints of whiskey. Nice blend--interesting but not overpowering.

Tastes like it smells. Starts off like a medium-hopped amber, the vanilla takes over near the middle, and the end is all whiskey and booze.

Nice beer, packs a big flavor wallop for its relatively low ABV, and the vanilla doesn't come off gimmicky or cloying.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Very nice fruity nose of papaya, tropical fruit, nectarines and then some vanilla. The flavor is a bad combination of peanut butter or peanut brittle and oranges. I get some citrus notes, a bit of pine bitterness and vanilla but I'm constantly reminded of peanut butter covered oranges. Notice there are no peanut butter covered oranges in your local food store, because it doesn't work.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice burnished copper-red with decent head and some decent lacing. Nice thick malty scent, with hints of chocolate, along with a nice earthy bitterness in the nose. Good flavors, with a thick sweet malt, hints of chocolate and caramel, and a nice slightly citrus and slightly earthy hop finish. Goes down quite well; not as complex as a lot of red ales, but it was still quite good and fairly tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was sampled on-tap at the Illiana Mayfest on 5/26/2012.

Mustache Ride Red is an amber with roasted malt and very moderate hop bitterness, aged in a bourbon barrel with real vanilla beans. Poured in to the sampler glass, it was a dark color with hints of reddish hue. Vanilla and hints of honey are very present in the aroma. It is a sweet smell, not necessarily typical of an amber. The most notable impression of this beer is its smoothness. The vanilla lends itself well to the texture as it begins to give the impression of Dairy Queen soft serve. There is not much change in the after as it goes down like creme soda. Notes of the barrel aging are present, but are generally disguised by the vanilla beans. One would have difficulty being able to tell this is an amber, but maybe that is not a bad thing.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Moustache Ride from Flat 12 Bierwerks
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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