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Buttface Amber Ale | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
theram.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chetripley on 11-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,823
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
24
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.

Where's Dr. Turkleton when you need to mock him? His namesake brew pours a clear amber-copper topped by a half-finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises light caramel and what seems like a light maple syrup. The taste holds notes of mandarin oranges, caramel, and sourdough. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a somewhat watery feel. Overall, a decent amber, nothing really that special.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of sweemzander
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Ram.

(A)- Pours a chestnut reddish hue. Some tan froth.

(S)- A richer amber/caramel malt backbone than the big red. Still, a "grassy" dryness to it.

(T)- Better! A good malty rich backbone with caramel malt and an almost graham cracker part to its subtle sweetness.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Malty, but smooth and clean.

(D)- Overall, a solid amber. A good malt profile and feel.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Ryan011235
2.12/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub on 7/24/12

My intention was to review only the Big Red IPA but after my wife pointed out that the Raspberry Blonde Ale was made by dumping raspberry syrup into a pint glass and then pouring the regular Blonde Ale into the glass. I decided right there to tick-up the tasting flight by allowing only one line from my steno pad to each beer.

Irresponsibly-deserved Tick #7

A) Dull tobacco brown. Small foam, no retention.

S) Tangy fruit, caramel, buttered toast.

T) Floral hops and caramel and bread. Buttered toast and apple jam.

M) Medium body and nippy carbonation.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of maxcoinage
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of jharris0624
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of DaveRinn
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bralston345
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Lewdd
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Daffron24
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DubiousGopher
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chetripley
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drawn into a growler and stored for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Shared with light drinkers who are convinced they need to give it another try at the brewery.

A dark brown hue with sparks of red and yellow with a medium carbonation, which provides a light head and bubbly coating on the glass.

Smells of dates and grapes, a caramel presence and herby hops.

Tastes began with caramel sweetness, slightly bitter hop presence and slightly sour aftertaste. Quite a fulfilling balance of effects.

Drinkable and delicious. Each taste a little more satisfying than the last.

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Photo of krasher68
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Asamite
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is very good as a stand alone but it tends to bitter if eaten with the normal fare at the Ram restaurant where it is served. Smooth with a hoppy finish.

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Buttface Amber Ale from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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