Gator Tail Ale | Miami Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miami Brewing Company
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by smcolw on 12-29-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
36.86%
 
 
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0
Gots:
19
For Trade:
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by smcolw:
Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I asked the bartender at the brewery if this was a Porter. He replied, "it's an ale."

I said, "Porters are ales."

His response, "I guess you could call it a Porter."

20.6 srm; 29.6 IBUs

Brown color where light does pass through the center of the glass. Some ring lace to the otherwise minimal head.

Lots of milk chocolate aroma. Sweet and dark. Some caramel.

Taste mimics the nose, perhaps with a little more mocha. Above average body with a below average level of carbonation. Smooth. There's some sweetness and an element of liqueur to the taste.

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Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can purchased and consumed in south FL.
Aroma: lightly sweet; simple but pleasant medium and light roasted grains. hints of caramel.

Flavor: slightly sweet but well balanced for style. Lacks complexity but has a solid malty flavor with no defects.

Feel: medium body and carbonation.

O: good version of style.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter. This is a 5.3% brown ale that pours a dark brown color with a light tan head with great retention and lacing. The nose is sweet chocolate malts with just a hint of coffee. The taste like the aroma is a little on the sweet side with notes of bittersweet chocolate coming through and a nice malty finish. Overall, Gator Tail brown is an easy drinking brown that is light enough in alcohol and just enough flavor to enjoy a few of them in a single sitting. Cheers!

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Photo of mtvolkens
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very surprised by this brew! Got it from a dive bar down the road, and certainly did not expect anything special. However, it was delightful! Super light and drinkable, (like I drank it so fast without knowing it), but still has a nice robust coffee/malt taste up front with a tart follow through making it delicious! I'll definitely be getting this more often!

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Photo of mbmiche
3.32/5  rDev -10%

Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Photo of Hoskins31
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dtomes
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ttylicki
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BigBry
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alk3kenny
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a tan creamy head. Smell is roasted malts, dark toast just the slightest dark chocolate bitterness... Taste is roasty and toasty nice carbonation on the back end with a pleasant finish. I tend to be a bigger fan of browns then most at least from the reading I've done and this is a nice one.

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Photo of crobinso
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gatorlove
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Gregf51
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopmashian
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable! if you like this style give it a try. It's smooth with overtones of coffee and light chocolate. Big head lasted 5 min. Not much aroma but a real smooth ale taste. I could drink a few of these as they go down real easy and don't leave an aftertaste.

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Photo of Gator_Nation
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JNForsyth
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejohnson654
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thesquire
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

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Gator Tail Ale from Miami Brewing Company
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