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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours amber with a small white head and lacings. Lots of buscuit and caramel - sweet. Dry and herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied. Ends dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Hearty sweet toasted malt backbone that is resplendent with toffee and caramel. Pretty smooth, if not a little on the chewy side, light chocolate notes and some ripe fruit intermingle with some light spice and fir notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Draft @ Ramshead Tavern & Fordham Brewing Co, Annapolis, MD. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle from GBBF 2011 and drunk at home. Clear russet colour with thin lasting off white head. Certainly a decently intense hop aroma with some toffee there too. Some empty toffee in the mouth. But more hops on the end are quite decent. Like some American beers, this almost seems to clean for its own good. Not a lot of yeast character and the malt flavours are not as full as they could be. Bit of boiled sweet on the toffee and some earthyness on the hop flavour. Decent level of bitterness. ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1857) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Poured a nice caramel color with a slightly off white head. Aroma had a strong caramel malt profile up front and was balanced out by a nice bitter hop note. Flavor was well balanced between sweet malts and hops. Finish was smooth and a little on the light side. Somewhat two-dimensional but it worked. A decent session ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6333) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Sample @ Ramshead Tavern, Annapolis, MD
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus, Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GT2 (7863) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
355mL. Pour is a clear amber generating a massive, large bubbled, ice cream scoop, yellow head. Excellent retention. Lacing looks soapy and weak rather than sheety and full. Nose is really off- no infection but heavy trash and metals. Lots of old character- definitely past its prime. Taste is dishwater and soap to the max finishing with metals and heavy iron and copper. Really just disgusting. Drainpour.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Brown-orange, off white cover. Aroma is buttery toast, caramel, apple. Taste is just metallic stale sweet malt. Some caramel, butter, fruit. Eh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (906) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Pours a cloudy brownish color with an off white head. Smells fairly malty. Has a slight hop aroma in there. Taste isn’t like a pale ale. Not horrible just not pale ale like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
On tap at brewpub in Annapolis. Pours clear light copper with white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light hops, and light citrus. Flavors of caramel malt, medium hop bitterness, and a bit of citrus. Decent house pale ale.


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