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Bloomington Ruby Bloom Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Beautiful rich red-amber in color. Smooth with a hint of sweetness.
This is a mild beer, with a malty toastiness, buttery smoothness and beautiful ruby color. It is a good “transition beer,” which can be enjoyed by all for its rich yet mellow flavor. According to Michael Jackson, the English beer expert, the amber ale is found in many countries, yet it varies greatly from region to region. Our amber is made with nine different malts, including English Mild, Munich, American 2-Row and Caramalt. London ale yeast is used, and the hops are Mt. Hood and Tettnanger.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6123) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Old notes - on tap at a restaurant while visiting Bloomington in May, 2014. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Light nuttiness in the aroma, doughy, some caramel and toffee, a little earthy. Plain flavor, I wouldn’t say offensive, some doughy notes, caramel, mild nuttiness. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2oz taster on tap, at HopCat Broad Ripple. Mostly hazy amber color. Thin off-white head. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, light to moderate carbonation. More dry finish. Light roughness. Caramel malt, kind of toasty, lightly spicy. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. A light rough bite to the texture. An OK amber

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1363) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Very easy drinking similar to cream where yeast and grain are main flavors. Malty with very light hop light grain husk flavor. No head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11175) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
on tap-offwhite ring-hazy copper. A-caramel-med malt. T-caramel-med malt, spice/floral hops.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2685) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Sampled at the Brewpub. It poured a tan color with an off-white head. The aroma was of sweet malts and floral hops. The taste was similar with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3006) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Sweet tea-like malt aroma. Murky brown with a small beige head. Light caramel malt flavor. LIght body, moderate carbonation. Not bad, but rather boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5709) - Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a cloudy amberish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of sweet malt with notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A decent amber.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10950) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Tap sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced smooth flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ContemplateBeer (1553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma of some caramel, light fruity esters, slight almond. Appearance is somewhat murky brown with bone head. Flavor of sharp almond, but thin malts flavors otherwise. Palate is light, creamy, and soft. Could be a really nice beer if beefed up a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3942) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Tap at Scotty’s Burger Joint: Cloudy, tea brown with reddish tint....minimal light tan head. Scent is slightly spiced, malt and sharp caramel. Taste is tangy caramel. Very smooth and easy drinking. A pretty good one.


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