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The Session Gap | MacLeod Ale Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MacLeod Ale Brewing Company
California, United States
macleodale.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-19-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
40.61%
 
 
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1
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Photo of augustgarage
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand pull from an Angram beer engine into a 10oz nonic. Brief notes:

ECE/ACE amber...almost burnt orange...clear, with a low head and fine lacing. Described as unfiltered, the clarity suggests the use of finings (didn't get a chance to inquire with the brewer on my first visit).

Butterscotch, floral notes, and faint hops in the nose.

Mellow malty sweetness and a caramel kissed finish suggest intentionally low attenuation. Low roast and bitterness (32 IBUs); medium sweet finish.

Sticky, smooth, with slightly low carbonation.

A touch of diacetyl and a lack of bitterness and esters make this my least favorite of their offerings thus far, but I'd be willing to re-visit in the future.

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of dipso123
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Modernrickk
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbw314
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of stumac
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of zak333
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EB1
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber brew with a brief flicker of foam in the tulip. An odd aroma of something like old bath water. Very light body and a watery mouthfeel.

Faint suggestion of caramel with a little musty malt flavor. Bitter finish. This is almost a record for low ABV in American bottled beers, so I give it some slack. I think there is some more experimenting to do, but it's a worthy attempt. a little hop aroma would be welcome.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at MacLeod Ale Brewing Company in Van Nuys, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, earth, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, and floral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is light, tasty, and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sethsquatch
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%

The Session Gap from MacLeod Ale Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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