Pinsetter | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by videofrog on 03-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,188
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
35
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of kojevergas
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Initial impression from a bottle:

I'd sooner have Freedom Reserve or Yuengling, but this is easily above average.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SicemWT
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BryantForestry
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(best before July 19, 2017)

L: orange-brown, more bronze than copper and not much red; clear; pushes up almost 1-inch head of offwhite foam that sticks a little; MASSIVE activity in the glass, hundreds and hundreds of bubbles everywhere and creating a thick collar and full skin of offwhite/beige foam; laces a little; overall a fantastic show

S: caramel, butterscotch with most of the sweet taken out, dark dried fruits, just a hint of earthy hops underneath the fruity dark-malt notes; apricot, peach ... lightly toasted or like a peach pie; slight bit of yeasty dust, almost abbey ale-like

T: similar to the nose but with a sizable earthy hop bite ... the mix of malt and hops can get a little like candied orange or mango, but the hops try to stay more Old World earthy than American fruity or citrusy; a big swallow gets those dirty earthy hops in there and allows them to really bite down, whereas they come off a bit more mangoey with smaller sips; malt is dark enough to almost push in a slight roasted wood flavor, but it's very faint ... might be the earthy hops lingering in the aftertaste

F: relatively soft for such a large show of carbonation; the collar and skin you have to drink through softens it some, making it an easy quaff, close to midweight

O: very close to nailing the California Common style that inspired it with a solid earthy hop bite; the malts haven't full overtaken the hops in my bottle despite it being a month away from its best-by date, which is pretty impressive because there's clearly a lot of malt in it; tasty and a nice complement to Real Ale's Hans Pils; an instant entry into my rotation ... I'll be drinking this often

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Crystal clear amber with quickly dissipating thin white head. Not much on nose. First taste is "beer". A little bitter in the first taste but mellows quickly, breads and toasted but flavor. Light and goes down easy. A decent amber.

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Photo of Nick4444
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gvickery
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really liked this, drank it from the bottle and a glass. It is a nice reddish brown like really clear iced tea. Average amount of foam and carbonation. Good balance of malt to hops, with the hops coming out just a little stronger than the malt. This would be a good choice for a traditional big brand beer drinker who wanted to try something different. I still kinda fall into this category myself. I'll buy it again.

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Photo of n2pux
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On cask ...with rum soaked orange peel. Pretty complex for the style. Lovely silky feel. Overall, a really nice offering.

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Photo of mjurney
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Copper, clear. Highly carbonated. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Crisp, bready, caramel, a little spicy.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bready, caramel, toasted. Hop bitterness is low, mainly spicy. Finish is crisp and dry. Light-medium bodied, crisp, clean, dry, nice carbonation, super drinkable.

Overall:
It's very good amber lager.

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Photo of Jacobus79
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pinsetter from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 35 ratings