Buttface Amber Ale | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rhoadsrage on 10-27-2006

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by emerge077:
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3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good clarity, amber color, some head with flecks of foam on the sides. Sweet and grainy crystal malt aroma, with the taste following that up with the addition of a fruity yeast to the malt sweetness. Not much hop bitterness, just a tiny bit. Low to medium carbonation. Pretty easy going and drinkable. The bartender mentioned this was her favorite of their beers.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a frosty Imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm reddish-brown body that is pretty clear with a thin white head that last and last. There is a nice gentle carbonation.

S- This beer has a dry lightly toasted malt flavor with nothing to follow. As it warms there is a faint herbal hop hint in the finish but it is very soft.

T- There is a nice toasted malt flavor that is light but well balance by the hops. The hops have a spicy note that turns more to pine as it warms. There is a slight sweetness to the finish that balances the dryness of the malt.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a big fizz in the finish.

D- The flavors are nice but they are a little faint and light. The malt taste good but I always want to taste more malt and it's not there.

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Photo of kkoz
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

We flew into Chicago and stayed by the airport and it turned out that The Ram Restaurant and Brewery was right around the corner from our hotel in Rosemont, IL.

Prior to our meal, I ordered the Buttface Amber Ale. It was described as a "medal-winning American-style Amber ale features malty caramel flavors and a smooth, slightly sweet finish."

It arrived with a nice creamy head and was an amber color. What surprised me was how crystal clear it was. It had a bit of a sweet malty smell.

The body was a bit thicker than I expected, especially for the clarity of the beer. It was creamy and had a good sweet caramelly maltiness and leaned much more toward the malty side than the hoppy side. The hops were barely noticeable and it finished with malt sweetness.

While I didn't have any food with this beer, I'm sure it would go very well with BBQ with a sweet BBQ sauce. Although I was hoping it would have more American Amber hop bitterness, I should have read the menu, as the beer tasted exactly as it was described. Overall, it was a pretty good beer.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jjanega08
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

A= pours a bright amber color. Really a bright red ale. A small head comes through and then falls fast into a somewhat lasting thin layer on top of the beer. No lacing to be seen though.
S= smells really grainy. Smells a lot like fresh crushed caramel malts and a small bite of hops.
T= similar to the smell. Very grainy with small notes of toffee as well. Some sweet roasted malts come through but mostl just the taste of grain. A little hop bite and the after taste greaty resembles that of a BMC beer.
M= low carbonation. Really prickly still though. Really not that great. Dare I say atrocious
D= pretty good but not something I will search out again. I was really let down by the mouthfeel on this beer in perticular as well as the BMC after taste.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of KBomb
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color was a rich warm red with a lasting head. The smell was of nicely toasted malt, well balanced with the smell of herbal hops and aromas of pine. The flavor was a well balanced bouquet of hops, malt, and just a tiny bit of a sweet finish. Mouthfeel was good with robust carbonation that lifted the sweet finish. The smooth and well balanced mild flavors made it very drinkable.

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Buttface Amber Ale from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 9 ratings