BruRm AmBAR Ale | The Brü Rm. at BAR

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Brewed by:
The Brü Rm. at BAR
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a celebration of malt. The aroma leads off with an appealing fruitiness, produced by our house yeast, which gives way to a rich caramel aroma which, in turn, is followed by the herbal character of our finishing hops. Predominately malty – from the initial nutty flavor through the rich caramel sweetness – it has a light finish that leaves your palate clean and ready for more.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 11
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 50marathons
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great malty flavor. Notes of caramel.

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3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jgasparine
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from the tap with a very diffuse haze layer, almost non-existent head; a little touch of edge lacing over an optically clear dark amber body. No visible carbonation.

S- Malt-forward with impressions of caramel malt and some dark fruity esters. A bit one-dimensional, but I dig it...

T- Right up front, you get some moderate caramel malt flavor combined with those mild fruity yeast esters. On the mid-palate you get a surge of mild, low-alpha, earthy hops. The finish is comprised of an amalgamation of all preceding flavors. A little one-dimensional, but it doesn't taste bad. Somewhat balanced, but slightly skewed to the malt end of the spectrum.

M- Thin body. Moderately soft carbonation. Slight astringency. Nothing outstanding in the mouthfeel department.

D- Despite its simplicity in aroma/flavor/mouthfeel, this stuff goes down wonderfully smooth, and is a fantastic compliment to the pizza they make here.

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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a plain pint glass at BAR in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a medium-dark copper-amber color with a minimal head of tight, frothy white foam and a decent level of carbonation. Lacing was decent, but head retention and body carbonation were a bit lacking.

S: Smells of sweetly roasted caramel malt and a bit of herbal hop bitterness amid the fruity ale aromas in the nose.

T: Taste is a saturated breakfast roll, featuring a full boat of slow roasted and sweetened caramel malts and rich, fruity ale flavors, just bitter enough to offset the buttered toffee flavors of the brew. Pretty nice and sessionable, I'd day.

M: Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied but quite enjoyable.

D: I could have drank this one all night, but since pizza was on its way, I D/C'ed it in favor of something lighter and more adaptable, However, this is a nice beer and one which I would normally get if walking in to just order a one-off.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the BruRoom Brew Pub.

Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, and all around fruity. Tastes of caramel, floral, and it also had a herbalness to it. Light lacing left on the glass.

Notes from: 09/14/07.

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Photo of Durge
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is a light copper with a medium, big- bubble, off-white head and solid lacing. I enjoyed the light, nutty oat aroma. This ale offers a sweet caramel flavor with low carbonation, floral hops and some nutty goodness for a generally tastey blend. A bit too sweet for some perhaps, but I like it and found it to be a medium bodied and easy drinking treat.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not a pale ale, but it has the same color and consistency. A nice dark amber color with a nice white head. The taste is really good which makes it perfect to drink with the delicious brick oven pizza they serve. The taste is excellent. A nice blend of the malts and hops that make it a very good amber ale. Not sure why it is listed as a pale ale. Good crisp clean finish that leaves me wanting more. Well worth a try if in the New Haven area.

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Photo of dherling
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is listed as a Pale Ale, and it's not. This is an amber ale. The sign even reads "This is a celebration of malt" and hops are distinctly missing from both the nose and palate. That being said...

Poured out a golden honey color with a chunky off white head. The nose offered malt, caramel, and a bit of woodyness. The taste was led by caramel, but no sweet or cloying. Lots of fresh malt, lightly toasted, and a bit of green hops, just barely enough to be noticible and provide a modicum of balance to this malt laden brew. Had a medium bodied mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Probably the best sessioner at the brewpub.

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BruRm AmBAR Ale from The Brü Rm. at BAR
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 30 ratings