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Carlyle American Strong Ale

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Poor Richard’s Ale, AKA American Strong Ale. Deep amber in color and very malty. Hints of carmel malt, spices and hops throughout.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1472) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Served from tap in a big pint glass. Beautiful ruby red color with solid creamy, creamy, frothy off white head. The froth reminded me of a good root beer float head. Aroma was heavy of earthy hops with a very sweet caramel aroma and cinnamon spiciness. Flavor is purely awesome. Hops flavor hits first with a very grassy and citrus flavor. Malt flavor is fantastic in this beer adding a slight nutty taste to the beer. Alcohol is hidden very well and the beer is so smooth. At times, its smoothness reminded me of an ice cream floats smooth sweetness. Only complaint with the beer is since the flavors are so vibrant, the beer feels a bit on the watery side in your mouth at times. Overall this is an awesome beer and I highly recommend it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Draught @ brewpub: Served in a goblet. this one pours a cloudy brown, with a very small off-white head. it still managed to leave quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is nice. Nothing really jumping out front, but there are notes of caramel, malt, spices, and grapefruit and earthy hops. The taste is also quite good. It is smooth and well balanced. It is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Malts, earthiness, spiciness and fruits way in the back.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2009 on tap at brew pub 4/ 19/ 08 not as big and bold as other stongs i’v had. amber to orangish brown in color with off white head.earthy hops, carameled malts and toffee flavors and a hint of citrus in the finish, nice brew

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/20/07: Pours a transparent dark orange amber with a frothy, well-lacing off-white head. Aroma has a lot of grapefruity hops and sweet dark caramel malt. Body starts with a decent amount of sweet malt and lots of fresh citrusy hops before a toasty, bittersweet finish that hides the abv well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/20/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

muddy rust, fine beige head, drippy lace, rich sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops, sticky sweet body, rich malt flavor, brown sugar sweetness is balanced with some earthy bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Sampler. Finally, we wrap the evening with the former Poor Richard’s. Solid brown body packed with malts instead of sugar (blame that previous quad for this observation). With a little more alcohol, it could be a "young Bigfoot." Strong malt and alcohol. The hops manage some bacup, but give up after a while, leaving just a little lingering bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Good caramel malt. One of the better beers that Carlyle serves. Sweet aroma infused with some alcohol. Very noteworthy flavor. One of eleven on tap. Nice in a goblet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2007
#1009, On tap at the brewpub. Somewhat hazy amber with a thick foamy white head that is quickly discipating but leaves a dirty thick lace. Nose is sweet, perfume. Taste is very interesting. Initially strong with lots of flowers and nectar. Then to this big punch of hops that is again perfume but in the hoppy way. THEN AGAIN to a big strong chewy malty sour mashy with a realk good alcohol presence. This thing is so floral it really is a palate killer. Interesting and so different that it is almost undrinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006
This poured a cloudy, yellowish brown body with a bubbly head. The aroma contains old caramel, a hint of toffee, and an earthy bitterness. The flavor carries on with the caramel and earthiness along with some vanilla and a peppery spiciness. Interesting.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Muddy brown body, thin head. Sweet alcohol infused ale, with hints of fruit and mild bitterness.


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