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Granite City Ostaras Spring Ale

Granite City Ostaras Spring Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 27, 2008
This draft brew from the restaurant in Fort Wayne, IN poured a small sized head of frothy white colored medium sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a hazy dark orange colored softly carbonated body and a poor lacing. The aroma was almost non-existent. The mouth feel was thin and watery. The flavor was of soft malt and very mild hop.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2008
draft - Pours golden with a one finger white head. The aroma is light malt and a little citrus hops. The flavor is pretty light with mild hops and sweet caramel malt. When it warms up enough, it ends up being pretty decent though still somewhat too thin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
On tap at Rockford Granite City. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of mild citrus hops. Tastes a little like watered down apple juice with some light hops and an astringent finish. Luckily this brought my sampler to an end.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Draft at Fort Wayne, IN location. Small head that mostly diminished, spotty lacing, hazy, no carbonation when served, and a dark golden hue. The nose was citrus hops, grapefruit, lightly malty, and some caramel. The flavor was very thin and watery, mildly hoppy, some caramel, and citrus. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin and watery. Liight in body. An easy to forget brew that had next to no body, very watery and left me drinking more of my ice water than this beer. I have yet to be impressed with GCF&B’s beers. Another case of the food being better than the brews.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Not bad, a bit light in flavour and aroma but it was an easy drinker. Golden coloured with a creamy white head. Creamy flavoured with some sweet malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Draft in Omaha. A golden yellow. Up front has a little of the twang reminiscent of Millers Lager, but with a very different hop profile. A nice refreshing hop balance. Not heavy, clean crisp finish. Not my favorite style, but drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Draft, Cedar Rapids, IA location. Poured a slightly hazy dark golden color. Head was white and quickly dissipated to a thin film that left a bit of lace behind. Aroma was of light malty caramel and a touch of noble hops. Flavor was similar with the addition of subdued grape candy. Body was on the lighter side with carbonation on the heavier side. Crisp, clean finish. Eh, not bad, but nothing to write home about either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Put it this way - if I homebrewed a cream ale, I would want it to taste like this. If I made an American pale, I wouldn’t. Pours a lightly hazed straw gold, topped by about half an inch of sudsy off-white foam. Good head retention, very good webby lacing. Mild floral hop aroma and a hint of sweet butterscotch candy. Mild, but decidedly flavorful little ale - with some sweet caramel malt generously balanced with a floral and lemony hop bitterness. Light bodied, brightly carbonated, crisp and clean hop finish and aftertaste. An exceptionally refreshing beer. I enjoyed the first one before the food arrived, and then ordered a second. I found it a bit too timid to stand up to food

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (10445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Draft in S.D. location. Clear pale color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Light sour citrus aroma. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Light sweet flavor with a sweet finish of moderate duration. Refreshing light brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Refreshing with decent hops. Clear golden. A bit of citrus. Not great. Had in KC.


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