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Bloomington Ruby Bloom Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (594) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Aroma is malty, taste is mellow, malt, very light, not that crisp of a finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3566) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2016
bottle @ Whitey’s / Lawrenceburg IN --- (btld 04/16/15) Clear rich brown color, off-white head that drops to a thin cover, hanging strands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that is mildly carbonated, then adds light hops in a medium length finish. The malt has a natural, full-bodied taste and chewy texture. Awfully dark for an Amber Ale, but also polite, inoffensive, and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and dried fruit. Taste is malty and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (654) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Tap...dark garnet pour with a fruity nose. Caramel malt body with ripe dark fruit. Finishes quite clean and somewhat dry. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7741) - 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 (9672) - 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 (1994) - 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 (11862) - 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 (3587) - Wentzville, 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 (3609) - 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.


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