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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
Ranking:
#41,206
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
317
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of NickySop
2.62/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For a red ale, this is a good beer. Has a great reddish hue and pours a slight head which is light. Mild lacing. I find the aroma to be of the same flavors I taste. Caramel, toffee, whiskey and oak. Crisp drink and small bite on the palate. Overall a good beer, but nothing that knocks my socks off.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sprat1960
3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: Dark amber toward copper in color. Transparent and watery in appearance. Pours with a thick layer of foam the the surface of the beer that disappears quickly without a trace; no real head. Upon close inspection there were some small bubbles present; however the beer overall appeared flat.

Smell: Mostly smelled sweet malt mixed with faint aroma of grain. Decent.

Taste: Lots of malt, slight bit of grain with a slight hoppy finish. Acceptable, but unremarkable.

Feel: Thinner side of medium in terms of body. Slight fizz from the mild carbonation. Mildly dry finish. In general refreshing.

Overall: Overall there is nothing wrong with this ale; it was fine to drink. I found it unremarkable and not memorable. With so many better beers on the market today, this ale was kind of boring in comparison. If someone served me this, I could certainly drink it. However I could not see me purchasing this ale in the future.

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Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbfarris
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpig372
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLB025
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brbremer
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of V1per41
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allenson21
4.02/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of digitalflood
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerEsquire
2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Smooth, very drinkable but non-distinct. Definitely brewed for the middle of the road, don't believe it will standout in an amber drinkers bevy of choices. Color is saison like, hazy non-uniform, with very slight caramel sweetness on the nose.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of williamjbauer
3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricPetrazio
2.89/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tomis850
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JakeBarnett
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Lobster Ale from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 317 ratings
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