Ain't Jemima | Rockford Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Rockford Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
rockfordbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We replaced 100% of our brewing water with Maple sap straight from locally tapped Maple trees, which lends an underlying wood-like character similar to the effect of oak barrel aging. Caramel and Munich malts play a supporting role to the familiar flavor of Maple syrup. Being a simple sugar, maple is easily fermented down to a dry, refreshing finish!

22 IBU

Added by mjshearer1 on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
16.75%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slight hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, maple, molasses, toffee, wood, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, maple sap, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, maple, molasses, toffee, wood, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, maple, molasses, toffee, wood, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, maple sap, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/grainy/bready, and lightly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great amber ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, maple sap, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Was not expecting English yeast, but it worked really well with the other flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Buck_Jones
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of jduprey007
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of mjshearer1
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Ain't Jemima from Rockford Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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