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Falls Hot Tail Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33/5   ABV: -
Falls Hot Tail Ale would be respected on the streets of 19th century England. Maybe. Traditional in all respects. The warm copper color is the result of our use of pale malted barley, with small additions of caramel and biscuit malt. Falls Pale uses lower hopping rates than the American West Coast cousin to the English Pale. The result is what we consider a more widely accepted beverage. Only English hops are acceptable. A creamy tan, long lasting head rests atop. A great brew to drink while watching the Badgers trounce Ohio State. Also great with a burger and fries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2008
I am rating this higher than it deserves, mostly because of the label. Metallic and citrus acidity takes over before the bottle’s gone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2006
in bottle. amber with a robust off-white head. good retention. acorn/butternut squash aroma. Tastes like a brown ale; lacks hop flavor. medum palate, a bit fizzy, and a bit thin at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Very Pale Amber with White Bubbly Ring. Aroma is of Citrus...and Fast Food Meat. Malty Foundation, Some Citrus...Subdued Hops Overlay....Bitter/Sour Fruit Ending... An Off Flavor Evident

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2007
After trying the Dirty Blonde brew from Falls Brewing, I was a little hessitant to try this one. Oh well, here goes nothing... Pours a hazy amber brew with an off white head. Aroma is orange peel in abundance. A very moist malty scent with a touch of spice. Taste is highly carbonated, some sourness and a bit flat. Finish is quite tart. C’mon guys! Add some hops to this. I could just see an advertisement with that old lady from Wendy’s TV commercials featuring her at some tavern bar counter, grabbing the bartender’s collar and shouting, "Where’s the HOPS?"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Brown pour with moderate foamy head. Nutty malt nose with some faint spice. Orange citrus and lots of carbonated but a little to sweet. No hop flavor at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Lightly hazed light copper color. Stable thick taupe head that has lots of lace. Sour dough and herbal/weed laden aromas. Some cookie dough in the background. If I didn’t know this was from Wisconsin, I’d would have guessed Denmark. Initial sip helps relieve the fear after the aromas. Dry biscuits and mild herbal jam flavors. Has a mild sour/tart finish that I’m not sure is intended, but in some ways keeps it quite quenching. Interesting brew, in that I’m not sure the sourness is intended, but it work with me. I fear this will increase with age and make the bottle less than palatable. So if you find it now, don’t wait for the next UW vs.The OSU game.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2007
A darkish copper with a medium head. Has pretty big carbonation but the mouthfeel is flat. Aroma is sort of a soapish malt, light hops. Flavor is tart malts, grains, metallic. At least the label looks good.....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle from Riley’s in Madison. Poured a clear bright golden with a light layer of white head (receded to a thin ring after a couple minutes). Aroma of floral hops, brushed metal, and some sorta sweetness. There was an odd sourness about the aroma. Sour on the palate upfront, across the tongue, and at the finish... with some English bitterness at the finish. Caramel and honey sweetness formed a rather residual backbone. Finish of sour light fruits and floral bitterness. I kinda doubt that this held up as intended in the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
I drink ale for the hoppy bitterness. This pale had very little of that. The brew that I had on tap was quite flat. Little character to this offering from Falls Brewing Company.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Pours a nice amber color. Aroma is malty, with hints of hops and caramel. The taste is very carbonated with not much going except a hint of bitterness and the palate which is very malty.

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