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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
From a true "city of neighborhoods" we offer our take on a "biere de mars, " or a ruddy farmhouse ale. In true Philadelphia fashion, European and American ingredients are melded into a complex, ruby ale with flavors of toasted malt and rye. It's the perfect accompaniment for some quality time enjoyed in the backyard (or on the front stoop) of your urban farmhouse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14963) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pours dark red. Initial mild hop bitterness with a dry cherry finish. Better than expected. Rated 4/10/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzzler67 (1666) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Clear copper appearance with a small off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Funky, tart, spicy aroma. Offbeat, vegetal, decently hopped taste that headed out in too many directions. Bitter, medium-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Kept getting this odd dill/pickle relish flavor in the aftertaste that was distracting. Interesting to sample, but does not work as everyday thirst quencher for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
This poured a ruby red color with an egshell colored head. Aroma was caramle malt, a bit toasted and not much else, maybe some spice notes too. Flavor was a hint of the rye, caramel malts, lots of reddish ale flavor and a slight off bitterness. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a fairly brownish copper with a medium head and sweet aromas of apple, caramel, oranges and a little spice. Flavor has a sourness to it that doesnít seem quite right. Iím not sure if itís intentional or not, but kind of a pungent apple cider vinegar edge with a watery caramel backbone and a spice finish. Not quite what I was expecting or hoping for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2010
a frothy foamy and zingy kind of brew that really tastes like watered down rye whiskey. not very much else to say about this it is tangy and the rye is not of any interest really. the palate is watery besides my initial description, though in fairness I gave up "THE HOOTCH" many years ago so perhaps there lies my lack of interest for the flavor. still one dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
pours browinsh honey with a tall grey head that was bubbly and pretty dense. the body is a slightly hazy amber with some co2 coming up. the aromas are malty and floral with some good spice notes. it is light to medium bodied and balanced pretty well but a little watery. i taste heavy malt and bread with a good amount of yeast. it tastes like oat cereal with some bitterness in the finish. it finishes watery and clean with a light aftertaste that was really nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Pin @ Hulmeville Inn. Well here goes, light brown pour, no head. Tasted like a mix between ice tea and a belgian ale. Really weird. I guess light mats,and rye notes dominate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
So whatís with the name? Rowhouse, you know the stereotype associated with rowhouses. Like, I live in Aliquippa man. Perhaps this is a liberal improvement plan that made something good out of a rowhouse? Must have been a lotta money thrown into this littly effective brew? I wonder why Philly took so long getting their beers out here in yinzer land. Smell is a tad hoppy. Taste comes across a little perfumy. Looks like iced tea was mixed with a clear pale lager. Hah, it says its a de mars but is it really a a specialty grain? Unknown and not qualified to say so. At 5% it comes across that way. A mildly hoppy ale to say the least. Watery at times. Weird, dull hoppy finish as if it was lagered. Does have some carbonation in there but it fades rapidly after you take a gulp. Essentually goes flat after you get it in your mouth. Overall, a half decent beer experience. Looking forward to tasting the rest of the variety sixpack from this PA brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6737) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-brown color with a small beige head. The aroma was lightly fruity and nutty. The flavor was bitter, fruity and had a light sour caramel and nut element. The finish was long, bitter, fruity and a bit rough. Medium body. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
A good (and very different) rye beer. Aroma was good. A weird ketchup smell with roasted malt and pickles? I know sounds bad, but it wasnít. Pour was a nice deep dark amber with a one finger off white head. Taste was very different. I donít know what rye tastes like, but since I canít pick out the predominant flavor in this beer, Iím assuming itís rye. It was a weird tart flavor almost like dill with toasted malt and an acidic aftertaste. Very different but good.

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