Butchertown Black Ale | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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85
very good
66 Reviews
Butchertown Black AleButchertown Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Butchertown Black Ale celebrates the long forgotten neighborhood of San Francisco, Butchertown, where our brewery stands today. The nearby creek was once the home to over 16 slaughterhouses and was a thriving neighborhood till shipbuilding took over the waterfront in the 1930s run up to WWII.

This beer is a play on the senses: black as night, but with a deceivingly light body and a bold dry-hopping regiment more akin to an IPA. Butchertown pours black/brown with a thick, lasting toasted marshmallow head. It has aromas of pine, orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit, & light coffee. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, currants, and red wine come through before overturning to a malt depth intricacy of dark toasted bread, pumpernickel, subtle notes of dark fruits and hints of dark chocolate, tobacco and leather.

Added by capra12 on 09-04-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
195
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
19.74%
 
 
Wants:
6
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17
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0
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Butchertown Black Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.
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