Gentle Bens NCAA Ale (NCAAle)
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
The traditional English Double Strong Ale is brewed annually for our WildCat Basketball team, thus the name NCAAle (National Champions Double Ale) This ale boasts a larger variety of specialty malt balanced by high addition of kettie hops NCAAle has a high alcohol content and is only served in 10oz glasses. flavor notes: sweet, malty, tobacco, roast, chocolate, booze/alcohol shines though. This ale mellows with age and on occasion is moved into whiskey barrels for an extended time to impart wood/whiskey flavor notes. This is Barrioís biggest beer, an ale with a push to itís limit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
[Tap] Pours a dark amber color with a red hue. About an inch worth of thick white head and great looking lacing. Sweet malts, alcohol and persistant hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit, mild fruits, heavy sweet rolls and dough in the taste. Strong hop finish gives the initial impression of an IIPA. Lingering boozy finish was all right. They have some weird rule with this beer where you have to wait a specific amount of time before ordering a second beer. Still one of the better beers here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7021) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Barrio
Appearance: Hazy amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Floral and caramel malts
Taste: Caramel, malty, some fruity hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft at Barrio. Pours clear reddish brown/amber; thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is mildly boozy, plenty of spice notes, with toffee/caramel, as well as fruit, herbal fading hops. Flavours of brandied caramel, tight fruit. Middling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Reddish pour. Lots of caramel malt, some good citrus hop aromas, and some light toothpick. Flavor is dry, malty, yeasty and a decent hit of hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at Barrio & Gentle Benís. High alcohol but very well balanced. Definetly enjoyable & will order again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Clear mahogany color with a tan head. Nice pit fruit, sweet ní spicy caramel aromas. medium body. Decent malty sweet pit fruit flavors with spicy caramel. Warming finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Wow! If thatís all I could type thatís all I would say. A very hearty bold brew. A dark amber pour. Thick flavorful delicious palet. Go ahead drink 3 of these puppys. Bye bye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2009
old rating put into GBís data base on november 27,2008

on tap at barrio with the trains going by. i had to get something!!!

pours a very dark garnet brown with an off white head and lots of lacing trails. aroma of raisins, molasses, chocolate, lots of florals/esters, malt and coffee (when it warms). the flavor is awfully similar with a touch of earthy hoppy dryness and pleasant bitterness on the finish which keep in balanced quite well. it has a nutty coffee-like aftertaste... mmm. lots of alcohol vapors noticed as it warms ( i do have four beers in front of me. damn trains!). medium bodied but rather light mouth feel given the alcohol content of this thing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours a clear dark amber with a small beige head. The nose is floral hops and malt. The taste is pretty much the same. Medium bodied. An ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2009
On tap @ AZ Strong Beer Festival. Burnt orange body with a razor thin white head. Citrus, brown sugar, caramel, and spice. Pretty faint aroma...the alcohol is hidden well. Not a bad AZ beer, but not mind-blowing.

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