Caramel Latte Beer
Last Best Eatery & Brewpub

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
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Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 4.63%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
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Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
 
Alberta, Canada
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ltradical from Canada (AB)

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great breakfast beer with sweet coffee flavor and creamy nitro head. I love cappuccino and flavorful beers. They have managed to marry the two together as weird as it sounds. From a beer connoisseur point of view it is very sweet and has too much coffee flavor that detracts from the hops and malt but Damn is it the closest thing to Starbucks in a beer. You have to try it and you will admit it is tasty and fun. I may never win a brewers competition but every woman who tries it loves it and so do I.

Jun 21, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz glass at Last Best's crib in DTYYC. A nitro ale of otherwise nondescript provenance, except for the stated 'special grains'.

This beer appears a murky, dark bronzed amber hue, with one perfect finger of creamy, supple ecru head, which leaves some thick swaths of mountain vista lace around the glass as it very slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of laid-back milk-heavy artisanal coffee, toffee ice cream topping, a touch of bittersweet cocoa, a wisp of dry smoke, grainy, bready caramel malt, a bit of dark orchard fruit, and leafy, weedy, and slightly floral hops. The taste is a blend of caramel-tinged creamed coffee from one of those insufferable 124th street caffeine purveyors, sweet toffee-heavy red ale malt, muddled black fleshy fruit, and low-key earthy, floral, and perfumed hops.

The bubbles are very understated in their gentle frothiness, the body a solid, stoic middleweight, and incredibly smooth, with an equally heady creaminess there from the start. It finishes on the sweet side, as the coffee continues its slow swan dive, and the hop-tweaked toffee/caramel flavour plants its stake.

A tasty and mostly enticing dessert-friendly brew, the softness of the nitro treatment going a long way there. Nothing complicated here, other than my neural activity in trying to discern what English chocolate bar this reminds me of.

May 27, 2015
Caramel Latte Beer from Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 7 ratings