CB's MacBubba
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CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
3.39 | pDev: 15.93%
May 22, 2019
Oct 17, 2011
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Rated: 3.64 by DruC4 from Michigan

May 22, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown/amberish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, dark malts, little else.Taste is malts, smoke, some sweetness, alcohol is present. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.
Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by FHayes from New York

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by Ctoastcrunch from New York

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by kuhndog from New York

Aug 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Rock_Glenn from New York

2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Heavy, even for a wee heavy. Pours more brown than red, to my surprise. Tastes thick of malt, with little hopping. Tastes bitter somehow, but not of hops. Sweet flavors come on strong and dissipate slowly. Too sweet and thick to be enjoyable.
Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by colonia25 from New York

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 4.62 by Cgclar01 from New York

Apr 16, 2016
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Rated by KWolf from New York

2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Yeah, no.... More like rauchbier lite??
Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by Lucular from Maryland

Jan 16, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by T-34-85 from New York

Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by UnderStageMan from New York

Dec 19, 2015
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Reviewed by mrpoizun from South Dakota

3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Flavor is peaty, slightly hoppy, a bit sweet. I suppose that's the Scotch Ale style, but it's not one I particularly care for. Drinkable, but nothing special.
Dec 08, 2015
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Reviewed by atr2605 from New York

3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A-pours an a deep amber with an off white head with decent retention
S-caramel, toffee, toasted marshmellow
T-tons of rich caramel and toffee, with a bit of toasty biscuit in the finish and a nice caramelized sugar flavor like freshly made peanut brittle
M-medium bodied and average retention
O-pretty solid scotch ale, I wouldn't seek it out again but wouldn't mind drinking it if it was available
Nov 27, 2015
Rated: 2.58 by kelseyr713 from New York

Nov 04, 2015
Rated: 3.3 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Aug 17, 2015
Rated: 3.3 by Nyrangersgrrl from New York

Jul 30, 2015
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Rated by j0hnc2468 from New York

4.31/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
good carmel toffee bread taste
Jun 28, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
it looks like these guys do a fair few beers in this style, which i think is awesome, but this one isnt my favorite, and pales in comparison to the oak aged wee heavy i had in february. this is punishingly sweet, and in some ways quite one dimensional. the malt is mid crystal range and very sugary, brown sugar and honey notes to it, like sweet wort itself, the fact that it is fermented is only partially obvious. auburn rust color to it, and looks fine in the glass, although not particularly heady. the aroma is better than the taste, the sweetness isnt so dominating and the yeast makes an entrance. it lacks depth in the flavor, no smoke, no caramelized notes, no dark fruit suggestions, just sticky sweet crystal type malt all the way. it tastes fine, its just not as evolved of a beer as many of their others. the residual sugar limits the drinkability that would otherwise be there thanks to the lighter body and low abv for the style. one pint was enough for me, although its cool to see these guys having such a presence in rochester these days. i remember way back when they were just starting out...
Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 3.02 by Avool1960 from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bluntedboywonder from New York

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 3 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by wattersmike90 from New York

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by poohbearzeccola from New York

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by medic25 from Connecticut

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by JOrtt from North Carolina

Jul 21, 2014
Rated: 4 by coneybeer from New York

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by kyle86 from Michigan

Mar 29, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Mar 01, 2014
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Reviewed by rlee1390 from Indiana

3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Black in the glass, one finger off white/brownish head.

S-Peat, roasted/smoked malt, slight coffee and some dark chocolate.

T-Peat, smoked malt, coffee, chocolate, nutmeg, some brown ale similiarities, not much bitterness and the balance is off.

M-Medium bodied but not much carbonation.

O-Too much smoke. Almost like a smoked ale. Balance needs to be improved.
Dec 28, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Dec 08, 2013
Rated: 3 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2013
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
On tap at CB Craft Brewers in Honeoye Falls, NY.

This one pours a caramel-esque brown, with no real head or lacing.

Smells quite sweet, lots of caramel and brown sugar, with a little bit of chocolate.

This isn't all that great, but it's not horrible. It's way too sweet for the style, and falls a little bit flat in terms of flavor complexity- it's just sugary sweet malt, with just a little bit of chocolate to keep things slightly interesting.

This is fairly light bodied, too light for the style, with a lower level of carbonation.

Another miss in the CB's lineup.
Aug 18, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by The_Doubtful_Guest from New York

Aug 18, 2013
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Reviewed by emyers from Illinois

2.44/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber-brown with a 2 finger off-white head. Great head retention.

Smell: Smells...sweet. Not much depth, a little bit of floral character in there. Almost reminds me of very dilute honey. Just not a lot going on here.

Taste: Similar to the smell in that an odd mild sweetness is the most prominent flavor. A little bit of grainy malt and acetaldehyde slither into the picture. Not to be overly harsh, but to my taste there just isn't much flavor, and the flavor that is there is not particularly good.

Mouthfeel: Very light-bodied for the style, which doesn't help the watered-down flavor profile. Medium carbonation.

Overall: This just flat out does nothing for me.
Aug 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Brewmeistermeisterbrewer from New York

Aug 02, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by westcott from California

Jul 28, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by FrankSchramm from New York

Jul 02, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by ejh06752 from New York

May 13, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by sketchyhoodie from New York

Mar 03, 2013
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