1775 Tavern Ale | Battle Road Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
68 Ratings
1775 Tavern Ale1775 Tavern Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Battle Road Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
battleroadbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OtherShoe2 on 02-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a thick but small head perched atop the copper colored liquid; excellent lacing

Smell: Caramel, nut and stone fruit tones

Taste: Caramel and nuts forward, with the stone fruit flavors building through the middle; limited bitterness, after the swallow, and a somewhat cloying finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; feels a little heavy

Overall: This beer captures the malt profile of an English pale ale or ESB but the hops need more oomph as the end result is cloying

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Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Gatch
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Meh. Pretty disappointing. Sweet and malty without much of a hop presence and somewhat cloying finish. Though if this is what they drank back in the 1700s, not bad! Probably an English Pale Ale, but even with that, the score shouldn't improve much further. A good beer compared to the macros but there are just way too many options out there that make this subpar.

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Photo of kkmiller76
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Severymusic
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: opaque; burnt orange in color; 1+ finger light khaki head that receded to a very thin cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy, floral, and touch musty;

T: caramel malt, nutty, mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: as an APA, this isn't very good; as an English PA, it's quite good; previous reviews all see to note the English aspects of this beer;

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Photo of Duhast500
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sellen
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
2.21/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cbutova
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours into the tulip from the standard can with a fairly hazy deep copper body and a thick frothy off-white head. The cap retains well and drops large blankets of lacing.

S- Sweet, freshly mashed grains borderline dominate the aroma with caramelized sugars popping off the top above a base of nutty grains, toffee, yeast spices and brown sugar.

T- Again with the raw mashed grains and all the sweetness that comes with making a fresh wort. Cereal grains, nutty, toast and especially caramel lead the way in the flavor profile that gets a slight balance from yeast bread, phenol spices, light roast coffee, toffee, raisin, white grape and earthy hops.

MF- Medium bodied with plenty of substance and a very smooth and silky texture. Moderately high end carbonation and a spicy hop finish.'

Bold is a true descriptor of this brew. The variety and depth of the malt flavors is the best aspect of the brew. If the raw wort character of the beer was toned down a bit it would be a great malty pale, it especially hurts the aroma.

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Photo of Maznoc
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patlee3324
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JratBones
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wroywel
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joegallows
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of predikit
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Tucked in a corner cooler, with a rather nice price tag.

Pours a deep amber, off white head that recedes quickly, leaving behind a bundle of lacing.
*Upon pouring the last half of the bottle, a large amount of sediment came out with it. Agitate before hand if you want an even mix, or if you wish to avoid sediment, decant carefully.

Some citrus in the scent, other than normal yeast and wheat aroma nothing too spectacular.

I was blown away by the taste, I don't know if it was just the setting or circumstance or combination of what's in this beer, all I could taste was chocolate on first sip. Floral hops blends into chocolate, maybe a hint of coffee or caramel leaving a nice bitterness over everything that makes you want to reach for another sip. Tastes similar to an IPL I've had, only better. Fairly sure the notes I picked up weren't actually there, given the amount of sediment this could have been on the shelf for quite awhile.

A tad thick, leaves a bit of a residue that sticks around a for awhile.

Pleased with this purchase, would recommend to anyone who can handle a bit of bitterness.

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Photo of buzzarooski
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

I enjoyed and would definitely recommend this APA. Solid flavors enhanced by moderate carbonation. Has a bit of a kick after the swallow but is still SMOOTH enough to drink all evening......ENJOY!

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1775 Tavern Ale from Battle Road Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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