Lobster Ale | Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
311
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
12.82%
 
 
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3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a clear deep copper color with a very small off white head that disappears very quickly and leaves a few whispy lines of lacing behind.

The smell is very mild and bland. Muted notes of caramel and toffee are the only notes present.

Taste is similar, but improved by the fruity esters that accompany the caramel and toffee malt flavors present in the smell. Still fairly mild though.

The feel is very light and thin with low carbonation. Not much to it at all, but it does go down easy.

Overall this beer is ok. Not something I will choose to revisit, but not offensive either. A bit malty for my liking, but since the flavors are rather mild it doesn't come across as a "malt bomb."

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Lobster Ale from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 311 ratings.
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