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

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81
good
368 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Bar Harbor Real AleBar Harbor Real Ale
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
Ratings:
368
Reviews:
220
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Fitzy01
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cnwillis31
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doremite
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOSHRINARD
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RMentair
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Didier
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of paresis
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KLHBB
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

14 oz. on tap at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, home of your Portland Pirates.

Appearance: Pours a dark cola color with a short white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma: A little caramel, a little grain. Fairly light in the nose.

Taste: Pretty tasty, malt-forward beer. Caramel and toast notes are up front. Hops strike me as muted. This was served really cold and I think it might actually have more flavor served a little warmer. Solid sessionable brown ale, though.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body. Well balanced; has substance while still being easy on the palate.

Overall: Nice, easy-drinking brown. It wasn't what I expected; I thought this was going to be a big, "old ale" a la North Coast's old ale, and I was way wrong. A pleasant beverage nonetheless.

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Photo of hozersr
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cheld
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a massive, unstoppable heap of dense off-white foam. Underneath there is some brown liquid, but I can't quite reach it. Trying harder, i get to the rather bland nutty and metallic flavor - like my first attempt at home-brewing a brown ale so many years ago. Big fan of their coal porter, but this is not quality.

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Photo of Blueowl
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of matter59
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color.
Tan creamy head.
Thick, Creamy mouthfeel.
Malty and sweet but not as sweet as some brown ales.
Earthy hop bitterness and a some what dry finish.

A very good beer.

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Photo of Hallitaway
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of raybrissette
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ThomOsborne
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of wonothesane42
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Bar Harbor Real Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
3.53 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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