Brewed by Moab Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Moab, Utah USA


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Dead Horse Ale is named after the scenic overlook near Arches National Park. A traditional English mild ale with a well-balanced malt to hop ratio. The perfect beverage to compliment all foods. "You Can’t Beat A Dead Horse"

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Nothing special. Aroma is very mild, notes of bready malt. Malt come through in taste, with hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a dark copper brown color with a big thick white head. Aroma is very light. I smells some grass, light malts, that’s about it. The taste is light and refreshing but ultimately boring. Light malts, no hops to speak of, watery. There’s a fruity characteristic to it. Unfortunately there’s a weird metallic thing I keep getting after every sip that I really don’t like.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12oz can poured to pint glass. Nice off white two finger head with good retention. Minimal lacing. Malty biscuit, caramel and toffe notes, no detected hop aroma. Hazy golden color. Tastes of caramel, biscuit and minimal hops bittering. Low carbonation and watery mouthfeel. Not bad but not great either. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
[Tap] Pours a medium amber color. Little head to speak of. Nose of amber malts, caramel and light fruity notes. Caramel, toffee, biscuits, floral hops and cookie flavors. Thin, like all of their beers. No off flavors. Tasting notes from 8/2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2156) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tap at the Peace Tree in Moab.

Not nearly the depth of the red rye IPA that preceded it, but it’s a perfectly unobjectionable session amber. Modest hops, balanced grains, enough going to avoid embarrassing itself at 4%. No reason for hate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2015
WOW -- nice. This is a session, but the flavor suggests otherwise. Incredibly flavorful toasted malts. HIGHLY recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
apwilla (3) - Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
Poured into shaker pint from 16oz can. Aroma is bready, crackery, no hop aroma noticeable. Taste follows, biscuity, malty, bready. Balanced with a clean bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (7078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Meh. Caramel malt, biscuit malt, and some faintly fruity and bitter hops in equal amounts. Nothing about this one stands out...not even quite to average for the style."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5238) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pint can. Nose is heavy dough with dull caramel and dank earth and spice, very promising intensity for a 4-0 beer. Pours transparent copper with slightly above-average carbonation, a rocky and clingy beige head. Watery light body very soft with some extra doughy umph, flavors as mentioned above with a vein of very mild citrus in the middle, medium sweetness with light and somewhat rubbery bitterness, slight hints of nuts at volume and suggestions of complexity despite most metrics marking this malt character as boring or undercut. Little bit of an acrid tang I find unwelcome here, but high drinkability, would gladly have another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Moab, UT - on tap at the brewpub. Sparkling medium copper pour with a decent off-white head. Fresh lake water aroma. Flavor is pleasant but slightly bland. Slight caramel notes, light citrus bitterness, some nuttiness. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Light amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grain, marshmallow, malt. Taste is of toast, malted milk, caramel.

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