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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31480) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2011
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber, brief head. Aroma of old grapefruit peels and butter. Mid sweet with clean, bold mouthfeel and solid body. Fruity with buttery cookies and salty grapefruit. Long mildly resiny bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16932) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard)
Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Light aroma of malt. Dry malt and some caramel flavor, strong bitterness, but missing interesting traits, be the malt or the hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear copper-amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of citrus, grass, earth, and caramel malt with a mildly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
First had this beer 20 years ago, and then it vanished from the area. Funny to see it back after all this time. 12oz bottle. Small off-white head, lightly hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Medium body, light resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear copper with a frothy, white foam head. Nice looking beer. Sweet-smelling aroma, some caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, other ripe citrus, mild pine. Flavor is alright. Some dirt, pine, citrus, toast, mild caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Slightly sticky, resinous finish, a bit of grapefruit, pine, earth, lime, and some toasty malts and caramel. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is rather malty. Med body. Flavor is more floral than anything. Underlying mild roast caramel. Granted, this is more bitter than many IPAs. It finishes bitter with caramel, and seems balanced. Bitter enough to seem astringent. No question it’s a good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Orange pour with a white head. Nose is straw, grass, and grain. A bit of bread, some mild citrus peel, and just a sweet malt nose overall. The flavor is just kind of sweet with a lot of grain, bread, and toast. A light bitterness, some straw, grass, and a light citrus peel quality. Very meh.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/28/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greens

dark ale with a red glow, almost nonexistant head, sweet malt aroma, full flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.6/5.0
Score: 4
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