Next Door Ale | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by yesyouam on 12-07-2009

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Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The chalkboard at the brewpub said English Strong Ale,but I dont think it was that,I would say its in the right category.Came to the table in a standard pint glass a dull medium golden with a thinner white head atop,aromas mainly consisted of biscuit malt and light fruitiness.Caramel toffee flavors stood out most on the palate,a firm biscuit malt base was the main component of the beer,very light herbal hops in the finish.Not bad for the style,would like to have on cask to magnify the subtle flavors of the beer.

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Photo of generallee
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from tap and served in a pint glass at the Rohrbach brewpub.

Appearance: The head was just off white creamy and small. It settles down to just a wispy thin layer as I drink. Glass lacing was minimal and slick. Under the head was a nice medium amber colored beer with just the very slightest haze.

Smell: The aroma is bready and malty with a mild hope presence.

Taste/Palate: The flavor matches the aroma with a simple yet very good bready malty character. There are mild toasted notes with sweet caramel notes, all balanced by mild herbal/leafy hop bitterness. The feel is smooth and easy drinking. It's not too heavy or too light.

Notes: This beer just works well with its simplicity and balance making for a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler poured into a straight pint. Unfortunately not sure when this growler was filled.

A: Pours with a two finger white head. Body is clear with a reddish brown tint..almost alarmingly clear...borderline watery.

S: Grassy hops, lots of biscuit and a dose of caramel. Appealing.

T: Somewhat grainy. The hops and biscuit are nice, but minimal. The palate didn’t quite deliver what the aroma promised.

M: Light body, texture is watery, carbonation soft and the finish a touch metallic. Drinkability is high, but could be higher if the finish and aftertaste didn’t have a standard adjunct flavor.

O: I think this is probably a style that I’d like, especially in summer. It’s not a popular style in the US, so maybe I’ll try brewing one of my own sometime. It’s brewed locally, so I’ll keep an eye out for it on draft.

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Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.64/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Pittsford Wegmans Food Bar in Pittsford, NY.

Pours a light, clear amber color, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like some toasty bready malt, with a little bit of peppery hops in the background.

The taste is similar. Very light, almost weak taste to it, unfortunately. Malt forward for sure, slightly sweet. There is a small hop bite that's peppery and piney.

Light to medium bodied. Well carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.

My first and only stab at the Pale Mild style, I wasn't super impressed with this one.

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Photo of bcarey913
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +12%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of craftaholic
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smooth and almost nutty. True to it's style and would drink again but not seek it out

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of yesyouam
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Next Door Ale" is the house beer for the soon-to-open Next Door Bar & Grill in Pittsford. It's a very clear, golden ale with a small white ring of a head. It has a faint, malty, pretzely aroma that's slightly sweet. It's medium-light bodied and the finish is clean. There's plenty of flavor-- more than I expected after smelling it. It's well balanced with a pretzely malt and a grassy, herbal, perhaps minty, bitterness. It's a session ale. It's almost like an ale version of a Dortmunder. It's clearly a hybrid of some sort, but not a Koelsch and not a California Common.

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Next Door Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 13 ratings