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Southport Sasco Hill English Pale Ale | SBC Restaurant & Brewery - Southport

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SBC Restaurant & Brewery - Southport
Connecticut, United States
southportbrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our brew master’s tribute to the ale that made Burton on Trent famous. An English style copper colored pale ale with medium body and a dry finish.

Added by stirgy on 06-14-2002

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
pDev:
5.74%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by rsgcwhite:
Photo of rsgcwhite
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Saco Hill EPA

Poured amber-yellow, with a small head that quickly dissipated.

The aroma was generally hop-dominant - hop aromas, floral herbs, with a background
of comforting maltiness.

It has a sweet, drinkable taste, with more hops that standard for an SBC beer. (Progress!) Interestingly, it tasted like a weaker version of what it smelled; you can detect (faintly) floral flavors, the hop bitterness is weaker than expected. Imagine a strongly flavored EPA (Ipswich) watered down with a bud light. There is a good beer buried in here somewhere - ramp up the hop flavor, this could be a damn fine beer.

Mouthfeel was on the thin side, mildly carbonated, but was more or less very drinkable.

Overall, a solid Pale Ale that evokes an English garden, where gentlemen meander about in top hats and monocles. Interesting? Perhaps. Exciting? Not really.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass at the SBC in Southport CT.

Medium copper pour, with a touch of white foam. No lacing observed.

Mildly malty smell, some fruitiness. The taste is more of the same. There's a subdued hop bitter in there, but its more sweet than bitter. Definitely in the English style. Seemed low ABV also, easy drinker.

Like most SBC brews, very low carbonation - I'd love a little more in there, affects the mouthfeel.

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Photo of rsant
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Southport Sasco Hill English Pale Ale from SBC Restaurant & Brewery - Southport
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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