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Half Pints Bulldog Amber Ale

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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Ale
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
British crystal malts give this beer its distinctly deep amber body and a nutty aroma that persists throughout the glass. The soft underlying hop bitterness is tempered with the flowery aroma of the U.K. Golding hop. Like its namesake, Bulldog Amber Ale is tough on the exterior but with a soft disposition. This malty morsel makes the perfect pairing to hot wings or hand tossed pizza. Serve in a glass at 4 degrees celcius. Unpasturized.


1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Hazy tea, tepid and thinnest white ring. Heavy diacetyl, light ash and tea. Flavor softer, low cardboard and orange, acidity high but carbonation low, stale end.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5053) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Iphonephan at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured a copper color with a small white head. Aroma was malt, some stale butterscotch notes too.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4477) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
A little rusty with some citrus. Ok for style but nothing memorable. Light sour finish. Copper pour. Bottle shared by iphonephan.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (1785) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by iphonephan. Hazy amber with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel. Tastes of wheat, caramel, light floral notes. Light body with a dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is moderate diacetyl with light earthy hops and dates. Flavor is sweet malt and diacetyl, light hops and no bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma of herbal caramel. Taste is similar. Pretty plain.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3632) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of dried almonds. Crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (106) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Translucent red/brown, no head, served cold from a bottle. Caramel, malt intertwine to create a relatively sweet aroma which presents an accurate depiction of its taste. Light, fizzy, sweet, caramel, malt, with mild lingering hops. A nice refreshing beer, but nothing spectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (608) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from 341mL bottle. Clear copper orange with off-white head. Toasted malt with a bit of caramel malt. Taste was more on the caramel malt side with some nice esters coming through. Light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (511) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Dark amber pour with a pillowy white head. Roasty caramel and light citrus aroma, some bready notes. Malty caramel and soft citrus flavour, sweet with a light bitterness, and slightly metallic. Very nice amber, and definitely better on tap.


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