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Style:
Mild Ale - English Dark
Ranked #1
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,507
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.32%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
39
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Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
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SCORE
93
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's difficult to find darker beers that don't disappoint on flavor, but also don't sag you down, when it's 90 degrees in late September, in upstate NY. This beer doesn't skimp on flavor like some in favor of watery dreariness.

Rather it's full of carbonation, silky, light-med feel is great with a light toasted toffee, mildly bitter cocoa finish. Plum and raisin fruitiness finds their proper place. The malt and yeast really combine for something nice here. Dark chestnut brown appearance, tight mocha head make for a special beer.

Sep 25, 2017
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a brownish-black with an off-white head.

Smell - The beer had a nice dry ale nose with malts and mild bitterness.

Taste - The initial taste had baker’s chocolate with mild bitterness. There was a touch of sweetness with hints of coffee in the malts. Mild hops came through at the finish.

Mouthfeel - The finish was smooth with small carbonation and a medium body.

Overall -The beer was super refreshing. It would work great with a fish fry.

Jan 09, 2021
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SkiBum22 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 01, 2020
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Griffith from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 15, 2019
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can (30Sep2020) into a 25cl Suarez stein

L: pours a very clear dark caramel/amber with a moderate off-white head. Fades somewhat but there’s a decent head sticking around after 5+ minutes. Bit that’s faded leaves some nice lacing, as does each sip. No visible carbonation

S: excellent slightly sweet and roasty nose. Get toffee, roast coffee, some very rustic whole grain bread, this bit of honey sweetness

T: follows the nose well, impressively full flavored while being quite light. Get toffee and that medium/light roast coffee from the nose, a bit of that honey sweetness as well. Some sort of grainy/rustic bread note as well toward the middle/finish

F: medium body, light+ carbonation, has a bit of a fuller feel which may be the lactose or maybe I’m forcing it

O: just a delicious beer. Full of flavor and far from watery, easy drinking, love it

Dec 24, 2020
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Profundobaso from New York

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - purchased at the brewery, and poured into a standard pint glass. dark amber in color, transparent, and small frothy head with trace lacing.
Smell - a ton of roasted malts and some coffee, with a honey-like sweetness.
Taste - mostly roasted malts with a hint of black-coffee like bitterness and light smokiness towards the end. finish is smooth, with the fragrance of the roasted malts lasting for quite some time.
Feel - medium bodied, high carbonation, and fairly low ABV at 4.2%.
Overall - it's hard to find a bad beer at Suarez. another beer that is a quintessential representation of its style.

Nov 24, 2020
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campfirebrew from New York

4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2019
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M4CDO from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 09, 2020
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Benish from Wisconsin

3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: looks like brown ale with very minimal head. No sediment or floaties.

Smell: light biscuity malt with a floral sweetness and a little honey.

Taste: very mild. Whole-grain biscuity malt with little caramel sweetness and light coffee with just a faint of creamer. Also a little cola taste in the backend.

Mouthfeel: very light bodied, smooth.

Overall: a really solid beer during the autumnal months and a nice break from the more popular beer style's in today's society!

Oct 23, 2020
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 04, 2019
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kniles38 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 03, 2018
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 18, 2018
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petermethot from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 17, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 22, 2017
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allenson21 from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 21, 2020
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Sulty from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 07, 2017
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 04, 2017
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xtonytx from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 12, 2019
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 23, 2018
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alexsergio from New York

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 19, 2018
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prisdefer from New York

3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oct 19, 2018
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bigred89 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 16, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark-ish golden brown, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like chocolate, sweet breadiness, toasted malt, and slight smoke.

This is absolutely delicious. You never see this style anymore, and Suarez has absolutely nailed it. It's so creamy and full tasting for the low ABV- lots of malty goodness- chocolate, toast, sweet grain, and smoke. There's no real hop flavor here.

This is very creamy, and surprisingly full bodied for the ABV. It's amazingly drinkable.

Suarez continues to floor me with how good these beers are.

Sep 16, 2017
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chrishiker1409 from New York

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a dark brown/black with a thick tan finger and a half of head.

S: Some burnt toasty malts.

T: Malty, toasty, roasted malts, a little smoky even. Very tasty.

F: Moderate carbonation, medium to full body.

O: Didn't remind me of the beers I drank through out England, but still this is a tasty, easy drinking brew that we need more of.

Sep 04, 2017
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 25, 2018
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 39 ratings