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Big Time Ave Rat Malt Liquor

Big Time Ave Rat Malt Liquor
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
Brewed in celebration of the U-District’s most misunderstood denizen, the “Ave Rat.” Stylistically, it’s a strong pre-Prohibition West Coast adjunct lager, brewed with Pilsner malt, flaked maize, and Styrian Goldings, which blend together into a rich, golden beer that is smooth, refreshing, and only a little bit edgy. O.G. 16.0,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Smells and looks okay, which scores it higher than most malt liqours. First sip is extremely strong alcoholic and malt liqourish. It gets a bit better, but really isn’t nearly as great as it’s rated to me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
(Growler)Nice body with a corn finish in the flavor.Yellow in color with a white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
A malt liquor! Maybe my first craft malt liquor. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma is sweet hops, dirty malts. The flavor is a bit hot, aggressive, more hoppy than any other malt liquor ever. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Sampler at the brewery.

The best malt liquor I’ve ever had, fruitier and quite a bit hoppier than I expected, quite smooth, no sign of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Sweet aroma with some grain, corn, and a touch fruity. I thought it was almost juicy. Golden pour with a decent lasting head. Sweet and grainy with hints of corn and a decent bitter finish. I love malt liquor so this one works for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Poursa clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet malty grainy aroma with some hints of corn. Sweet malty caramel and grainy flavor. Sweet warming caramel finish with some hints of corn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Clear dark gold with a frothy white head. Big fruity, corn syrup berry aroma with ethyl alcohol. Nice smooth body. Good sweet pale malt lager flavors with a clean finish. Maybe they should bottle this, in 40 oz’ers and sell’m to the pan handlers on the ave........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
On tap at WABL Fathers Day BrewFest 2008. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Medium body & light carbonation. Sweet aroma and taste of biscuit and almonds, maybe a touch of plastic? Not an everyday drink, but ya gotta do at least one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3861) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2008
I had postponed tasting this one as I am not really interested in malt liquors at this point in my life and Big Time always has at least a few decent beers on tap. However, this was a surprising deviation for the style, and had I not known, I would never have pegged this as a malt liquor. It is blonde-bronze in appearance with a foamy-creamy head. Surprising burst of moderately appealing floral and perfumed notes in the aroma mingling with light graininess and alcohol. The flavor reinforces the perfumed-floweriness, with a strong hoppiness. This was akin to a highly hopped cream ale, as it has a smooth, creamy texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
Sample at the pub. Yellow. Holds it head well. Grainy nose. Thick diesel and paint thinner. Almost drinkable.

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