Poor Richard's Ale | Amos Howard's Brew Pub

7 Ratings

Brewed by:
Amos Howard's Brew Pub
North Carolina, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Seasonal offering each January

Added by Enola on 01-08-2006

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of oberon
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Until this past weekend I never had any of the different Poor Richard's offerings.Poured a tawny brown with a thinner white head that was gone quickly.Big molasses sweetness in the nose, along with some dark fruit tones,no real hop presence to be found.Cloying on the palate,the molasses dominates everything in my mind,mild roast shows through just not enough of a drying effect here to take away the sweetness.Not a big fan of this offering.

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Photo of ncvbc
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Amber in color with a medium white head, leaving sticky spots of lacing down the glass. Slower, steady carbonation with big bubbles. Smell is pretty light for the most part. You get some caramel and light fruity smell with earthy hops. Kind of grainy. Taste has a bit more to it. Caramel,toasted bread, biscuity. Light fruit and mild hops to balance with a decent crispness. Mouthfeel is almost thin. Not quite enough carbonation or hops. Pretty good in terms of drinkability. A couple pints would be fine but it's not too approachable to have a session with either.

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Photo of Craftbeeramore
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer IS ON TAP again at Olde Hickory Tap Room in downtown Hickory, NC.

The color is a deep red amber with an off white head that was minimally represented in my offering. Lacing was fair. The aroma was fruity, bready, and smooth with malt. The fruity smell did not come from copious amounts of hops as this beer had much more of a malt heavy stout/porter taste. The mouthfeel is smooth like satin and makes you feel like you are drinking a top notch beer. The alcohol is not a prevalent flavor or feeling unless you session this beer. Overall I would recommend if you have the chance to try this beer, do it.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at The Red Lobster in Hickory, NC.
Arrived in an 18oz pint glass for only 3$(whoo hoo). Amber color with some ruby hues. Clear with little carbonation. Nice beige head that held until the glass was empty. Lot's of sticky lace completely covered the glass.
Nose was a bit sweet but there really wasn't much there.
Very well balanced flavor between sweet to bitter. Wonderful finish and aftertaste of molassas.
Mouthfeel is smooth as silk.
This is an excellent session ale that Ben would be very proud of. The balance really makes this beer. The molassas and herb flavors make is a great beer. One of OHB's best.

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Photo of Enola
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first cask ale. Happy birthday Ben.

This beer as a cask ale was much different than the regular version. It was cloudy where the regular was not. It had a much fruitier smell. The taste was much more smooth. It lost the bite of the regular version. The mouthfeel was real creamy. The drinkability on this beer is higher then the regular version. If cask ale is this good I will certainly have many more. I am very impressed with this beer as a cask ale. It reminded me a little of 90 min. Just not the high alcohol bite.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served with a very nice head on top of about one and one half fingers in height.

Aroma is a little muted. Bready, sugary, oaky. Smells to me like a scotch whiskey or bourbon.

Taste is a reflection of aroma. Scotch or whiskey taste. Nice hop bitterness.

Body could use some work. I am not sure I would have liked to have this as a session beer. Good beer though and I like the tribute to the man of one thousand or so inventions.

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Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the table with a clear medium amber body and a nice 2 finger head that leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Somewhat muted but a grainy/bready aroma is apparent

Taste: Rather bready with distinct peppery tones; the finish is bitter, but in a very unusual, somwhat herbal way

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I struggled to figure out the unusual finish and then it hit me - it tastes like sassafras tea; all in all, a decent and refreshing tribute to Ben Franklin

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Poor Richard's Ale from Amos Howard's Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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