Gator Tail Ale
Miami Brewing Company

Gator Tail AleGator Tail Ale
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From:
Miami Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 15.86%
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 22, 2019
Added:
Dec 29, 2012
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  18
SCORE
81
Good
Gator Tail AleGator Tail Ale
Notes: None
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Ratings by smcolw:
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3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

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
More User Ratings:
 
3.63 by Griphon from Florida on May 22, 2019
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3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by spectru from Florida

Coffee colored, opaque; A tan head recedes to a surface film; A rich, pleasantly pungent aroma; Feels a little flat; The
flavor is sharp and, considering it is only 5.3% ABV, it has a surprising hint of alcohol. Towards the bottom of the glass it gets a little sour.

Oct 29, 2018
 
3.5 by BallsDeep from Florida on Jan 14, 2018
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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jcarlosv from Florida

Notes of roasted coffee and chocalate.

Dec 27, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by sunsjammer from Arizona

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

Aug 04, 2017
 
1.94 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2017
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3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by msink28 from Florida

Average brown ale. If there's something special going on here, I didn't taste it. This is a decent example of the style, and it's inoffensive, but unremarkable. I like it quite a bit less than Cigar City's Maduro Brown Ale, for example.

May 13, 2017
 
3 by BeerTest from Florida on Jan 14, 2017
 
3.69 by bb-magic from Florida on Aug 14, 2016
 
3.57 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jun 20, 2016
 
4.28 by bigdwolfgang from Florida on May 21, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TX-Badger from Texas

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
 
4.13 by dabear85 from Illinois on Feb 22, 2016
 
3.78 by crobinso from Colorado on Feb 06, 2016
 
3 by ejohnson654 from Florida on Jan 17, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hopmashian from Florida

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
 
3.02 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Dec 11, 2015
 
3.63 by Fillllll from Florida on Oct 25, 2015
 
3.67 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Oct 19, 2015
 
3.94 by tim007007 from Illinois on Oct 13, 2015
 
3.75 by Chris-1911 from Illinois on Oct 12, 2015
 
3.43 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Oct 07, 2015
 
3.31 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Oct 06, 2015
 
2.95 by nickfl from Florida on Oct 05, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mtvolkens from Florida

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!

Aug 14, 2015
 
3.18 by Syracuse12 from New Jersey on Aug 04, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cjgator3 from Florida

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
 
3.28 by BoljaBoy52 from Texas on May 31, 2015
 
3.48 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2015
 
3 by jaswilson2 from South Carolina on May 22, 2015
 
3.68 by fthegiants from California on May 15, 2015
 
3.25 by wrecknut from Florida on May 05, 2015
 
2.92 by Notacraftdrinker from Florida on Apr 22, 2015
 
3.5 by rspauldi from Texas on Mar 11, 2015
 
3.75 by Lare453 from Florida on Mar 01, 2015
 
3.58 by BigBry from Canada (AB) on Feb 22, 2015
 
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

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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