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Steelhead Poor Richards Ale

Steelhead Poor Richards Ale
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Brewed in Celebration of Ben Franklin's 300th birthday January 17th, 2006. This beer has a beautiful light brown color with a distinctly reddish hue. Its toasted corn bread-like malt aroma is enhanced with molasses character and balanced by generous doses of floral English-varietal Kent Goldings hops. The mild smooth flavors highlight an easy-drinking texture that hides substantial strength

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Cloudy brown with a "poor" head. Chortle, chuckle. Kind of bready with a sour finish. Not bad though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Nut brown, mahogany coloring with a small off-white head. Smells of fresh rye bread dough with a hint of Brazil nut as well. Flavor is of roasted malts with some of the light nuttiness coming through. Finish is smooth and clean, with a light hoppiness and grilled meat smack. Nice overall, and not overly complicated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Hmm hard to describe. It pours hazy brownish with almost no head. Not very appetizing looking. However it has a nice nose, of molasses and sweet honey, and it tastes like that too. Sweeter without being cloying, a hint of roasted caramel. This is a very comforting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2006
This could quite possibly be the perfect session beer. This is a perfectly malty beer, with the wonderful addition of some sweet molasses, and a great malt backbone, just a hint of hops, but this is one of those beer that tastes like something that would come out of the imperial era. I drank two pints, and could have drank more, very well made.

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