Mass Transit Ale | Bristol Brewing Company

Mass Transit AleMass Transit Ale
BA SCORE
21.6%
Liked This Beer
3.28 w/ 97 ratings
Mass Transit AleMass Transit Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bristol Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
bristolbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Based on the amber style, Mass Transit is a flavorful ale that goes down effortlessly. Crystal, Carapils, Victory and Vienna specialty malts give this ale its rich auburn color and mellow taste."

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,811
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
97
Liked:
21
Avg:
3.28/5
pDev:
14.33%
Alströms:
3.35
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of ffshore545
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden/reddish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice small thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behing. The nose is slightly hoppy, with some malt notes, nice little citrus going on. The taste is hoppy, kinda malty, kinda citrusy. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.47/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD_Transplant
3.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.92/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty reddish hues on this one. Almost a full inch of head on it. Aroma was that red malt thing. Not a big fan. Taste was one dimensional, under hopped, over carbonated. There isn't much here. I mean, fat tire has more heft in this style of beer. Great artwork. Good crossover beer I guess.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red color, white head around the 7/8" mark. Looks good, even if the lacing was scattershot.

Aroma was average red ale malt stuff. Hops absent.

Taste, lack of hops still evident. Pretty meh. Minimal bitterness. Caramel doesn't even jump at you. Effortless stuff, although if you're in the mood for adventure, this will disappoint.

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
2.53/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light to Medium yellow with an amazingly fast fading head. Head goes to nothing and looks like your drinking yellow water. Very clear, however. No discernable smell and a weak non distinct flavor profile - having nothing to do with an amber or red ale. Not worth a return visit for me.

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Photo of milehighhop
2.37/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Cloudy bronze color, not much head
Bland, very little flavor
Not good, don't waste your time

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.26/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of maniaczak
3.74/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Teafirst
3.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of infinitebruner
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

January 17, 2015

Draft, taster

A – Medium amber with slightly off-white foam. Very clear.

S – Definitely caramel, some light toffee, and baked bread crust. Some fruity esters, apples and light pear. Hops are lightly fruity, slightly medicinal.

T – Slight caramel, light bread crust, some spicy hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Lightly fruity.

M – Moderate carbonation and leans more toward bitterness. Bitter and mildly carbonic. Moderately dry.

O – Malt base is nice but the hop balance seems a bit off.

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Photo of sirhc3034
3.14/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheOldMachines
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gchl_arrm
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Darhawk
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Mullins83
3.87/5  rDev +18%

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Mass Transit Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
Beer rating: 21.6% out of 100 with 97 ratings
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