Bar Harbor Real Ale | Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

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3.54/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States
atlanticbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A good, clean nut brown ale with a malty body. This is our most popular ale due to its smooth and malty flavor.

We use a mixture of pale, crystal and black malts in this one, and our primary hop is Target, though we also add some Whitbread Goldings Variation as well.

The Real Ale is best fresh, so fresh in fact, that it's great right out of the bright tank.

Added by UnionMade on 07-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,425
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
382
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Mainely Meat in Bar Harbor, ME.

This one pours a dark-ish brown/red color, with a small white head, and not much lacing.

The aroma is inviting here, with some malty nuttiness, with light citrus, caramel, and toffee.

This is really quite basic, but I think it achieves what it is setting out to do here. There's a nice maltiness, not too sweet, rich, but dry, with a slightly tangy twitch on the finish.

This a little bit thin, but not watery, with a great level of drinkability, and typical level of carbonation.

I definitely like this beer more than most people seem to give it credit for here. It's a solid little beer.

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Photo of jprudhomme7
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustCamIt
2.11/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Had this on draft. No head. Color was an espresso brown. Scant carbonation. A slight aroma of mocha. Mouthfeel was thin to watery. Taste was a fleeting flavor of caramel with a touch of smoke. No detectable hops.

This was my first draft in Maine. What a disappointment!

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Photo of Bhunter0812
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justme
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle. Massive head lingers throughout. There's a real low ceiling on a brown ale, but it's decent.

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Photo of gopher0806
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lowlyone
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ben1313
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancathy
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It poured a deep copper and left a small beige head. It left just a bit of lacing. The aroma had some faint roasted nuts and light caramel malts. The taste took those smells and made it sweet yet more bitter and dry altogether in the taste part of it. The palate was dry in the finish and aftertaste. Overall, a pretty good beer that I would have again in any season.

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Photo of Granitebeard
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark Brown with a small white head

Smell: Nice malty smell, slight hop notes, but very minimal.

Taste: At first got malt flavors with slight hop flavor mixed in. Some what tangy flavor at end I can not place. Yeast ester perhaps?

Feel: Again mostly smooth and medium bodied. Dry finish.

Over all a good beer. It has been a while since I had it last and don't remember the tang that was at the end.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tshute
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpeters
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joe_from_Planet_Kenmore
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephan16
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kgammell1
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bar Harbor Real Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 382 ratings