Paddy's Fat Ass Bastard | Paddy's Pub And Brewery

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Paddy's Pub And Brewery

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by laituegonflable on 09-15-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by tobeerornottobe:
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2.03/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Murky golden colour, expected head to be thicker, interesting collection of bubbles lying below the head, doesn't really stack up to the idea of a heavier beer.

N: Smells like a wheatwine, but a very mild version thereof.

T: Does not match with appearance, as in it needs to be a whole lot more intense. Has some hints of astringency that are unwelcome too.

M: Fine at one level, but really needs to be thicker.

Overall, the elements of this beer are somewhat mismatched but I expect the recipe could easily be modified to make it better.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky orange-amber with healthy yeasty haze and slow but steady bead. Head is quite dense, but thin (from the pour), retains pretty well. Interesting, yeah.

Nose is quite german in character with lots of banana and some cream. Quite buttery and sweet with some caramel as well. Could use more bitterness or spice, something to quell the sweetness, diacetyl definitely apparent.

Taste is strong, I guess. Fair sweetness on the front with caramel and a hint of vanilla cream. Bitterness starts early, a bit scotch-heavy with a really pungent banana note and then gets very POR with an intense carlton draught yeasty flavour that lingers horribly, developing a slight ashy edge on the hang. Has decent malty notes on front but bitter finish is a complete mismatch, it doesn't blend at all, just sort of floats up through sweetness and the two halves ot the palate are just not suited. Actually unpleasant.

Fair body, slight sharpness towards the back and leaves dry. Not bad though

Yeah, not a big fan, unpleasantly bitter, doesn't have nice flavour overall.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.5/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very cloudy amber golden colour. Lighter than amber, but anyway, it's close. Head is a pleasant film of fine white with good lacing. Some large bubbles throughout. Looks decent enough. Colour is a bit in between great colours.

Very little on the nose, a bit of lagery PoR character and a slight sweaty sweetness. Green organics come through a little as it's warmed. Not bad.

Taste is filmy and thin, with a slightly astingent bitterness on the back palate. Slight banana esters which bloat it and a long lingering but slightly festering sweet finish. Can't say I'm a fan. Mouthfeel crisp to begin but the malingering characters kill it.

Not a great beer. Paddy's do better, and they do them with style. This is overwrought and tending towards offensive. Wish it had more balance.

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Photo of dgilks
2.39/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber colour with a small white head. Okay.

Sweet, butterscotch aroma. Diacetyl. Nothing else.

Malty, sweet and bitter. No hop flavour. Somewhat underattenuated. Not all that pleasant. It just seems to lack character.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine. In fact, this is good for the type of ale this is claimed to be.

An odd and unbalanced beer. The flavours are weird with fermentation faults being obvious and the recipe being poorly formulated. For a beer that claims to be fresh hopped, there is no hop character here.

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Paddy's Fat Ass Bastard from Paddy's Pub And Brewery
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