Lobster Ale | Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

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Lobster AleLobster Ale

Brewed by:
Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lobster Ale is a copper "Red" ale with a medium hop flavor and aroma. It offers all the qualities of "Red Ale" with subtle levels of fruity-ester flavor and hint of caramel. A slight yeast haze and chill gives Lobster Ale a clear. foamy. rich head. Belfast Bay Brewing Co, is near tile Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia known for it Red Ale breweries.

When Pat Mullen's wife suggested that a brewery from Maine should make a beer called Lobster Ale. a user-friendly red ale seemed to be the perfect brew, We scaled back on the heavily hopped formulas our neighbors produce. We then added slight amounts of black and dark crystal grains to produce a smooth. medium hopped brew. The result is a very flavorful and drinkable red ale with an extremely smooth finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2002

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2/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.36/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is a seriously strange beer.

Pours a deep amber with a thin head. The aroma is thin and unpleasantly sour. The flavor is powerful, raw, and sour, with overtones of raisins and plums and sour cherry. It is sour and exotic. There is both bitterness and sourness on the back end. The mouthfeel is thin and seems to accentuate the thin, sour, vinegary character of the beer.

Maybe someone likes this beer. I don't.

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2.39/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.43/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a clear reddish-brown Red Ale with a large, creamy head. Minimal lacing throughout. There is a sweetness to the smell along with hops. It has a mild malty taste in the middle, and a very bitter finish with an unappealing aftertaste. The body is firm in my mouth. Overall, a bit bland and is a rather forgettable beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.61/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear medium dark red/brown color with a large creamy light tan head. The mouthfeel is somewhat firm. The smell is crisp and sweetish with a mild cedary aroma. The taste is a mild "airy"maltiness with mild bitter middle and lingerring malt with an odd "plasticy" flavor. This is a very mild red ale which might be a good transitional brew but overall very bland and forgetable.

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2.62/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.66/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On draught at Oyster Bar @ Grand Central NYC- pour is copper color with little carbonation and little head; no hint of malts/hops or other grains. The initial sip is hop bitterness that quickly softens to semi-sweet on backside.

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2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a reddish color, lacey head. Pretty uneventful beer, although it was a good few steps up from a macro. It just lay there, nothing out of the ordinary for taste. I felt like I was just drinking a beverage to drink it, not because I enjoyed it. I'll pass next time I see this.

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2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Lobster Ale from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
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