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Falls Hot Tail Ale

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   ABV: -
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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.


muzzlehatch's rating

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle purchased, hmmm, summer 2007 perhaps? somewhere in Packerland....sampled from a Coors Banquet glass rather cold. Huge head gushes forth, filling 5/6 of the tapered glass, falling quickly leaving little trace of its presence, and revealing a very clear whisky-gold body....the nose is faintly bready/grassy, with a touch of butterscotch, possibly diacetyl but not strong enough to really impact the dull but acceptable aroma....body is alas terribly watery, somewhat acidic/cidery, a bit like a mix of old 7-Up and aged cola in a 70-30 ratio, rather flat and oxidized. I had one other beer from these guys earlier this year (perhaps to be rated here someday) that was vastly better, though still nothing amazing; can’t say this brewery seemed likely to last, based on all the marks it’s gotten. Nice labels though!


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
badgerben (4407) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2010
I believe this is courtesy of Skyview... Copper color with a medium head. Fairly malty and biscuity aroma with a hint of apple. Dry, grainy flavor. Apple a little more noticeable. After a few more sips, tangy metallic funk.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. There was too much carbonation and the head was towering as a result. Smelled of wet stone, grass, and a hint of pale malt. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with carbonation on the higher end of the spectrum. I tasted some adhesive tape up front with lemony flavor and tartness. A bit of cereal grain emerged at the end. Bleh.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Gusher. Amber with a large slowly dissipating tan frothy head. Aroma of malt, grain, must and caramel. Taste is sour and astringent with pale malts and dust to help "balance" it out. Best thing about this beer was cracking the top 10 in the ESPN streak for the cash at 17 wins.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2008
Tasted a lot better back in the day with more unappealing label. Pours a light copper colour , little head, evidence of soft citrusy hops, but not overly prevalent. lighter, slightly watered down. and dissapointing to say the least.

3
   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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Looks fine, a clear copper body with a modest off-white head. The aroma is stale malt with an off sourness and some lemon zest. All continues through the flavor all the way to its odd metallic finish. No more, thank you.

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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing! Amber color. It had a soured malt aroma. I detected malt, metal, and lactose in the flavor. Followed up by a stale finish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Guerde (1169) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
(bottle, Thanks Brewfiend) Pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma was pretty weak, but what was there consisted of slight caramel with just a hint of hops. The flavor is terrible, with a grainy metallic finish that lingers far too long. Not one to ever be consumed again.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (4476) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Not very good at all. Caramel and malt aroma, but it isn’t very pleasant. Flavor has minimal malt and some metal. Almost no carbonation and very light hops, almost like a gruit.


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