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Half Pints Bulldog Amber Ale

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


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle: Slightly hazed, amber with a small white head. Toasty caramel, butter scent. Sweet grain and caramel malt flavour. A little earthy bitter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GraffitiVandal (80) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
ENG: 341ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Beautiful clean, amber color with medium tan head and a bit of lacing. Malty aromas with hints of floral hops. Tastes very caramelly, roasty, malty, a bit hoppy but it’s barely noticeable. There is also an interesting chocolate, woody and soy sauce flavor underneath, perceptible after a little while. Delicate but long bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation and medium body, a bit creamy. Overall very interesting, tasty and drinkable british-styled Ale.

PL: Butelka 341ml zakupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Piękna, klarowna bursztynowa barwa ze średnią jasną pianą i nieco lejsingu. Słodowe aromaty z nutami kwiatowego chmielu. W smaku bardzo karmelowe, palone, słodowe, nieco ledwo wyczuwalnych chmieli. Jest też ciekawy smak czekolady, drzewa i sosu sojowego, ale gdzieś daleko, w tle, jakby dopełniający resztę smaków. W posmaku delikatna ale długo odczuwalna goryczka. Średnie nasycenie i średnie odczucie, lekko kremowe. Podsumowując bardzo interesujący, smaczny i pijalny Ale w brytyjskim stylu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle. Buttery barley malt and light hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate off-white head. Mildly sweet butter, barley malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle to half-pint glass (thanks cards04). Looks solid; a cloudy dark orangish brown with foamy eggshell head. Smells malty and mildly toasty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with less toast and a bit of hops in its place. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MrChopin (3575) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5323) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4784) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (2659) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma of herbal caramel. Taste is similar. Pretty plain.

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