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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Tavern Ale is top-fermented, making it an ale. It is a medium to full-bodied beer with a hoppy aroma. Tavern Ale is served unfiltered resulting in a hazy or cloudy appearance. It has a full malt finish with a well rounded bitterness. Tavern Ale is an American Pale Ale because of the large amounts of American hops which lends a distinct, almost citrusy flavor to the beer. Therefore, our Tavern Ales is quite different from the "spicy" or "herby" flavor of European hops.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. There’s a little more malt character than normal in an APA, which pleases me. Toffee and caramel notes add to my pleasure. Carbonation is just a little too crisp for my taste. I reduced the carbonation by pouring from one glass to another, and got quite a creamy head, suggestive of live yeast, though there is no sediment. The beer actually tastes too clean for live yeast, though it could just be the sort of yeast used. Once the carbonation was reduced, the flavours were more pronounced, but the beer had lost some life, so suggesting that it had been artificially carbonated. The hops are firm - just a little too upfront for my taste, giving too much bitterness to the beer. The beer started out reasonably promising, but soon started to disappoint.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robgibbens (410) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Dark amber color with little head. Mild nutty aroma. Taste is slightly bitter and crisp. Finishes clean. Pretty average, but very drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1918) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Malty but skunky, some earthy woodiness with a bit of caramel. Lingering finish, but not in a good way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Amber with a fluffy off-white head. Aromas are nutty with caramel and spiced oranges. Rye with yeast and citrus. Flavours are sweet caramel and rye with dry tea. Oranges with bitter lemon and spritzy yeast. Floral with woody pine. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle at the Chicago Rib Shack in Knightsbridge with David. Hazy amber colour with a thick off white head. Very citric slightly honeyed nose.sweet smooth mouthfeel with a fruity floral and hint of metal aftertaste. Actually quite to my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (887) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Tap. (A month ago on vacation in MD.) Dark amber with creamy white head. Light pine aroma. Nice dry bitterness, not a lot of sweet. Mild. Even in mouth, soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is peat and bread. Taste is bitter, light spice, toast, and then a light toast finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3793) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle from drowland. Pours a clear orange color with a white fizzy head. Aroma is malty, slight roast with a tad bit of cocoa. Flavor is dry, spicy leaves, hops and getting old. Finishes very dry and bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2011
This was my favorite of the line up I had at rams head due to the spicy flavor from the different hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Heaviest normal style beer that they have, i guess it beats out the Helles by a few points because it actually has some flavor.


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