CB's St. Patricks Ale | CB Craft Brewers

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CB's St. Patricks AleCB's St. Patricks Ale

Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by yesyouam:
Photo of yesyouam
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Custom Brewcrafter's St. Patrick's Irish Ale is a very clear ruby ale with a thin white head that vanishes and leaves decent lacing on the glass. It has a very faint, slightly sweet, malt aroma with a note of herbal, medicinal hops. It's light bodied, slick and a little watery. It has a slightly watery finish, but it doesn't leave any grittiness. It's lightly flavored, but well balanced; slightly sweet with an herbal, medicinal bitterness. Yup, it's an Irish Red. It's quite drinkable.

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an American amber ale first off no doubt about it,poured from the growler into my trusty impy pint glass a deep rich amber a nice tight 1/2 finger craterous slight off white head,it look liked the moon shot.At first whiff a nice piey hop presence shows thru with all the nice malt character (caramel.light roastiness,brown sugar etc...)bit it seems to fade and really never comes back to my dismay.Good light to medium mouthfeel it really goes down easy and is going very well with a spinach and mushroom calzone I baked up,quite dry and earthy for a red ale it has some caramelly sweetness but its dryer earthy hop finish really steals the show for me it makes me want more it has a solid light roasted base to make it even more tasty.Iam gonna guess this is not the same recipe as the old ST. Patricks ale from CB's because this has a definant character about it,a very solid and different take on an amber.

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Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into mug. The bottle has no apparent freshness date or abv percentage.

Appearance: The body has a very deep amber color with good clarity. On top sits a tall light tan head that was produced by a fairly vigorous poor. It slowly fades but hangs on well, keeping a thin covering to the end.

Smell: First off the aroma hits with a pleasant bouquet of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes with sweet maltiness coming in right after.

Taste/Palate: The flavor follows suit on the aroma with a good mix of hops and sweet lightly toasted maltiness. The floral and citrus hop flavors are up front with sweet and very lightly toasted malt flavor moving in to the middle to balance the hops. On the finish herbal like hops take back over and bring dryness and pleasant bitterness. The palate has an easy drinking medium body that slides right down with just enough carbonation to give it life.

Notes: All things considered this was a fine example of Red Ale and enjoyed drinking it.

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Photo of westcott
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap into a standard pint glass at Mammoser's in Hamburg, NY.

served with a reddish orange color, just a touch cloudy. very nice white head with some nice sticky lace covering most of the glass at first. avergage head retention.

the aroma is big amounts of caramely, bready grains. not much else.

again, caramel malty, sweet bready graininess. a bit heavy on the caramel grains. the slightest bit of hops to balance.

medium to light in body, average feeling carbonation.

a bit sweet and a little too much of the caramelly grain. not something i would really order again.

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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pale hoppy and carbonation beer for St Paddys Day. Refreshing and malty. Better than average but intended for the general public. Will work as a substitute at the table for soft drinks. Generous head, not much color, and malty aroma. There are better brees in their lineup.

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Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdj5
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Ruby red colored. Clear. Very little head that vanishes fast.

S: Sweet malt, floral hops.

T: Sweet, syrup, cherry, strawberry, not much hop bitterness, medium malt.

M: Light, thin, medium-carbonation

D: Could have quite a few of these. I'd probably stick with one due to the sweetness.

Would go great with a slice of fruit pie.

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Photo of Beejay
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks DmanGTR!

A: Red Amber that fades into darker ruby hue. Lots of off white bubbles forming a head at the top.

S: Malty and sweet. maybe a little bit of hay in there as well.

T: Malty, smooth, and creamy. A touch of burnt carmel in there as well. Very nice and mellow.

M: Medium bodied.. carbonation seems a little low though. Still just fine!

D: A good beer overall, but not something I would drink a lot of. Still good and enjoyable.

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Photo of spark3148857
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of logicalparadox
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of iceball585
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep red color, semi-transparent, thin white head that lowered quickly

S- Roasted malts, caramel, hint of herbal hops, fairly sweet auroma

T- Caramel malts, toasted, nutty, grains, sugary, light hop bite

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, clean, crisp, dry finish

D- Great session beer

This is a good all around Irish Red Ale. Nothing outstanding but you can definitely drink a lot of this one.

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Photo of animal69
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 3/19/10;

A- pours a slightly hazy deep burnished copper color w/ a thick off-white cap that dissipates after a bit leaving rings of lace down my nonic after every sip

S- smell is mostly of baking nutty bread with some notes of caramel and an earthy hop giving off a tea-like aroma, some other toasty cereal grains, roasting nuts and a bit of dried fruit come thru subtly

T- taste is also chock full o nutty, toasty, bready grains, i mean a total domination of palate type of maltiness, some hints of hop bitterness balance it out quite well, some hidden dark fruitiness and some eng. hops(i think) poke their head out briefly before the crisp, slightly astringent finish

M- a fairly dry lighter than med. bodied brew with a good amount of co2

D- a very drinkable brew whether your irish or not, prob. one of the best "irish" reds i've tried, don't undestand why it's entered as an Am. red, however, it would prob. be a top 10 irish red for sure

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Photo of timmy2b
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of John
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Irish style reds...yawn. This one's above average though with a bit more malt substance than most. Rich color and head, light aroma. Generally this style is good for those ready to branch out to craft beers.

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Photo of TheOakKing
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CBFanWish
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Custom Brewcrafters usually goes to great lengths to make a great beer. Lucky for us, this only comes around once a year. Better than most, I would still say that it is just better than average. The taste is very malty, the colour is red with moderste head. Nothing to write to mom about, but it isn't bad at all. Just boring.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a saturday St. Patricks Ale from custom brewcrafters. Love March

A- pours a ruby red body with a nice head that quickly retreats. The color of the brew is very impressive

S- an all malt experience with some mild caramel, earthy tones, and some type of herbal hop scent maybe

T- some sweet and dry flavors at the same time. Decent sweetness and flavor for the brew

M- a little more syrupy that carbonated than I would like

D- St. Pat's Ale is pretty drinkable from CB. It's a good brew to grab for this time of the year

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coneybeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of StrangerTides
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear ruby color with one finger of off-white head. The retention was not much to speak of but it did leave some spots of lacing off the thin collar. The aroma was of caramel malt, some elements of soil and sweet breads. The flavors were mostly caramel malt again with the added notes of nuts, toasted malt and dry grains. I also tasted a pleasant, bitter finish of slightly medicinal/herbal hops. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation appropriate. A decent example of the style, though rather middle-of-the-road.

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Photo of Patricksmith88
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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