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Sweet Potato Ale | Bent River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
bentriverbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.81%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DrunkMcDermott on 09-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,378
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
73
pDev:
17.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
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17
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5/5  rDev +41.6%

Photo of JoeIPA
4.93/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely one of my favorite seasonal beers

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of CycleDad
4.31/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was skeptical but took a sip of a friend's at Bent River Brewery. Bought a 6-pack. Much better than expected. Poured a cloudy yellow with a one finger head that dissipated almost immediately. Subtle sweet potato flavor with butter and just a hint of spice. Better that the majority of pumpkin ales. Decent mouth feel and a nice finish with some lingering clove.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Just semi sweet, wheat, veggie notes, with sweet potato and cinnamon. smooth with a clean finish. Pumpkin spices in the nose. Dark amber in color, unfiltered, with no real head. Medium body, and very drinkable. 20 IBUs

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3.96/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. 'Wheat Ale brewed with sweet potato and spices'. My first beer from Bent River Brewing Company, based out of Rock Island, Illinois.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a nice crisp burnt golden orange body, appears aptly carbonated, with one finger of thin fizzy frothy off-white head with good retention. Moderate sticky fluffy lacing. Looks very nice for what it is.

S - A very unique and interesting aroma. Notes of herbs & spices, brown sugar, yeast, caramel / brown malts, nutty. Has a very marzen / oktoberfest feel to it.

T - Taste is the same: malty, nutty, toasty, notes of yeast & spices. Brown sugar, maybe some cinnamon. Wheat is subtle, but noticeable. Wouldn't guess sweet potato without being told, but there is a unique earthiness to this beer, that's for sure. Bit of cola-esque spicing.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean, & easy-drinking. Light-bodied with good carb.

Overall, a unique and interesting first beer from Bent River. Would definitely be interested to try more from this brewery.

Bent River Brewing Sweet Potato Ale -----4/5.

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3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a nice dark iced tea color with a fleeting head of only 1/2 finger, then a thin ring. 30% transparency.

Aroma is actually much like a Pumpkin ale, with cinnamon, yam, gourd, and nutmeg. It does smell delicious, like a baked pumpkin pie.

The spice flavors are there, namely cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by citrus peel, sweet potato, and pumpkin filling. The citrus (lemon, orange rind) sort of clashes, and malts begin to wax metallic. Finishes on what I can only say is like juicy fruit gum and day old cola.

The feel is highly carbonated and appropriately so; a medium body and a slightly chalky finish.

Overall, Sweet Potato Ale isn't too bad though it's not great either. Had I bought a six pack, I wouldn't cry. It's easy drinking. It just has a lot to be desired where the clashing comes in.

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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sweet Potato Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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