Gator Tail Ale
Miami Brewing Company

Gator Tail AleGator Tail Ale
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #640
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,788
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 15.69%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
62
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Miami Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
82
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Reviews by smcolw:
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Dec 29, 2012
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thesquire from Florida

3.64/5  rDev +2%

Aug 14, 2014
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BigBry from Canada (AB)

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Feb 22, 2015
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alk3kenny from Georgia

3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Jun 18, 2014
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chris1919 from Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

Jul 07, 2014
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cjgator3 from Florida

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

Jul 13, 2015
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nickfl from Florida

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Oct 05, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%
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.

Dec 15, 2014
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tharper178 from Florida

3/5  rDev -16%

Jul 25, 2014
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sunsjammer from Arizona

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

purchased an undated 6-pack at Tradewinds Liquor's in Key Largo on 8/4.

Aug 04, 2017
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csurowiec from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Oct 28, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice dark brown hue that is clear with a nice bright light, one finger light brown head fades slowly to leave very light lazing. Creamy.

S - Aromas of sweet roasted malts, light darkness, faint milk chocolate.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, light darker sweet roasted malts, mocha chocolate going on. Very nice chocolate note.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, faintly smooth.

O - Overall, a solid brown ale. Alcohol nonexistent, very drinkable.

Jul 03, 2014
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 22, 2015
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Amp from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Oct 27, 2014
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hopmashian from Florida

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Dec 31, 2015
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crobinso from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 06, 2016
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DuffDaddy from Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23%

got a six for the hotel room while in Hollywood for a deposition. Tasted kind of flat...

Nov 21, 2014
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass. no dating could be found ,though there was a weird code on the side 3 11 13 A. doubt it was dating.

pours really nice. very dark brown almost black body with a full tan colored head. this diminishes somewhat, but a head of some form maintains throughout. lacing is minimal.

despite the can promising coffee and chocolate, i couldn't detect either on the nose.

neither of those flavors came through in the taste either, however, the overall taste was quite pleasant.

mouth was between medium and thin.

overall, a completely inoffensive beer and very smooth and drinkable. could see pounding away on a six pack of these.

Apr 17, 2016
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ejohnson654 from Florida

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 17, 2016
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 20, 2016
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Lare453 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 01, 2015
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cyrushire from Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

May 17, 2013
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TX-Badger from Texas

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Nuts, roasted malts and some hints of dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with nuts and caramel.

Feb 26, 2016
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 11, 2015
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Syracuse12 from New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 04, 2015
Gator Tail Ale from Miami Brewing Company
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