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False Cape Amber Ale | Back Bay Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back Bay Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
backbaybrewingco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by clayrock81 on 05-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,812
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
21
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 2
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hophugger
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden, slightly red color. Decent head and nice lacing. Smell is light with some malt and little hops. Taste is malt forward and light hops. Too much carbonation, almost burns going down. Not a great ale !!

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Photo of drummerguy
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Saudereth
2.4/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A little toffee, a little cereal, a lot of nothing. Just a bad fat tire clone.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zraly
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Soft, subtle nose. Easy drinking. Decent flagship.

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Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of breardon1776
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average.

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.02/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of fishguyac
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper red body one-finger head and minor lace on top of a roasted, grainy malt aroma that doesn't profile much hops. The taste is the same as the beer is light, smooth, there are both grainy, dry malts along with touches of sweet malts (caramel) but the hops are subdued and barely noticeable in this beer. The lack of hops isn't a bad thing but just makes this beer one dimensional and it finishes light and bitterly bland.

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Photo of JodyPowers
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of rs10
3.52/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

False Cape Amber Ale from Back Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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