Gator Tail Ale | Miami Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miami Brewing Company
Florida, United States
schneblywinery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by smcolw on 12-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
16.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of sunsjammer
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of CharlesK
1.94/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of msink28
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bwbetts
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigdwolfgang
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of dabear85
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejohnson654
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopmashian
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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 Dave_Treat
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fillllll
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickfl
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mtvolkens
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
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 Syracuse12
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjgator3
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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 BoljaBoy52
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Gator Tail Ale from Miami Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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