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Bluegrass Olde St. Matthews Ale

Bluegrass Olde St. Matthews Ale
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed in the style of English old ale/Winter Warmer, OSM is a long time favorite of BBC beer fans. It is a full bodied malt forward amber ale with just enough Northern Brewer and Golding hops to balance the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Draft. Cherry, toffee malt, and hay/alcohol aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet cherry, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/alcohol flavor. Good body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (2006) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Half at BBC St. Matt’s. Aroma: Mostly toffee/caramel type malts with some very light fruity esters; not much in the way of hops here. Appearance: Amber pour with soft carbonation holding up a sticky bone coloured skin of head. Flavor: Matches the nose with malts and light fruitiness throughout; the finish is abrupt and mostly dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Pretty ordinary, but drinkable malt forward beer. With this beer, I’m now tied with TheBeerOrg for the second most BBC rates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Sweetish malty bitter hoppy flavor with toffee and caramel hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34645) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
Draft. A deep red beer with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruit, red berries, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of alcohol and a tart berry note, leading to a dry, berry, and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 24, 2010
De barril. Clear deep dark brown colour, off-white small head, ok lacing. Sweet caramel dark malty and dark fruity aroma, aged. Ok mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty and dark fruity caramel aged flavour with a bit alcohol and chocolate. Too sweet and aged flavour for my likings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2010
On tap. Slightly hazy orangey brown with a small off-white head. Plenty of burned caramel and sweetish roasted malt in the nose. Medium body, plenty of roasted malt, a little nuts and burned caramel with a fairly dry and hoppy finish that ain’t overly aromatic. But a solid effort indeed. 181210

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5192) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Draught at Mikkeller bar.Dark reddish colour with small head.Aroma is bready and malty finth hint of caramel and dried fruits sweet bready with slight tosted mouthfeels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
18-DEC-2010, draft at Mikkeller Bar. Black with red’ish hue. What is this? A schwartzbier...? Not very roasted, on the light side with charamel. Very easy drinking, but really too expensive for what it is. Many better brews on tap here...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (977) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Draught. Unclear dark with a beige head. Caramel, bread, figs, roasted mats in aroma. Sweet flavour with lots of caramel, brown sugar and toasted malts along with a good bitterness and a lot of coronation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26169) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice. Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops, grass and liquorice. Hoppy finish.

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