Abe's Ale | Rolling Meadows Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rolling Meadows Brewery
Illinois, United States
rollingmeadowsbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A brown ale with maple syrup, molasses and brown sugar. This smooth trifecta is accompanied by a high ABV. Its dark amber color comes from deep malted barley and molasses.

Added by emerge077 on 08-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Nat1975
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgarvis
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Vixie
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep ruby red color with a small tan head. A bit noisy on the pour, sounds like I am pouring a soda. The head doesn't stay around very long, leaving some lcing across the top.

Bit sweet on the smell, in a good way. Caramel and toffee seem to be the main notes, hint of brown sugar as well.

Has a nice nutty sweetness to it. Caramel and toffee along with some maple syrup. There is some bitterness at the finish, along with a lingering nutty flavor.

Has a bit of a bite due to the high carbonation, otherwise nothing to complain about

Definitely a nice beer here. It's a bit high in the abv department, but very drinkable. Lot of flavor to it, sweet without being cloying, has a nice balance to it. This is my first beer from this brewery, and it makes me anxious to try more.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is nutty malts, caramel/toffee and mild maple syrup sweetness. The flavor is nutty/biscuit malts, fruit/berries and a mix of tart and dryish/medium sweetness.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MustyDusty
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of bigbeerfan
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of mnphish
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served into a Snifter. Thanks to match1112 for this one!
Appearance is very dark brown with a vanilla colored two finger head.
The nose is inviting. Scents of caramel, malts, brown sugar, maple syrup, alcohol, and maybe some vanilla. It starts with a caramel malt taste followed by sweet sugar, maple, and a nice nutty flavor. Mouthfeel has a light to medium body and average carbonation. This is a quality brown ale from a brewery I had never heard of. I like the addition of maple syrup. Nice and sweet but not overdone.

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Photo of scootercrabb
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Abe's Ale from Rolling Meadows Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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