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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Buffalo Bill’s Alimony Ale was originally brewed for a customer going through a divorce. It has gained a reputation as one of the most eccentric brews, from reports in the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. No longer one of the bitterest beers in America, just one of the best.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Big citrus hops in the aroma with some caramel. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with some faint malty notes in the finish. Medium bodied. Interesting, but not well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Buffalo Bill’s Brewing Company--Alimony Ale--1997 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--"Bitterest Beer In The World." Sampled 8/8/1997. Buffalo Bill’s Brewing Company--Alimony Ale--1998 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50 ABV% (4.0 / 5.0) ESB--"Bitterest Beer In The World." Deep Porter Red. No hop aroma. Slightly sweet rich body is balanced by hop finish and sweetness goes away. Lingering bitterness in this subtly well named brew." Sampled 11/1/1998.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39411) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light hoppy. Spiced, fruity and solid hoppy. Lingering peachy and melony fruity finish. Medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Draft at the brewpub! OK but does not compare with many IPAs I drank that day. lightly hazy amber with a small off white head. Nose of light citrus and caramel. Flavor was light bitterness and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
Solid IPA here. Plenty of good citrus and pine but well-balanced by nice sweet caramel malt. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty floral hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a slightly sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Light orange pour with some white head. Aroma and flavor are grainy malt, somewhat old tasting with bad fruit sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3511) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Color was a lighter orange with a white head. Aroma of fruit, flowers, bread and caramel. Flavor of flowers, citrus, bread and caramel. Easy to drink, but not overly flavorful or hoppy. Very earthy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Golden amber, fruity, citrus, malty, caramel, light hop, little bready, little dry.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2008
A decent brew. Drank at my grandmother’s funeral reception. Off color head with a dark brownish/reddish color.


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