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Tap Room No. 21 Moe’s Backroom Amber Ale



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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Celebrating the repeal of Prohibition 1933
Brewing moved from City Brewery to High Falls (Genesee) in 2008.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. Says "ale with honey added" on label, so this might be a different listing. 3.25 A: Clear dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left. 2.5 S: Light toastiness. Bland overall with a noticeable adjunct aroma hinting at rice. A touch of honey comes through, but only because the rest of the nose is so anemic. 2.0 T: Man this is bad. It’s has that sickening adjunct sweetness that I will never get used to. The residual honey only bolsters this flavor. Again light toastiness and maybe a touch of graininesss. 2.5 M: Lighter body. Too much carbonation. Could be creaminess. Finish leaves a horrible sweet aftertaste. 1.75 D: This beer is ass. Don’t buy it. Avoid it at all costs. ★ 792 characters DavoleBomb, Aug 18, 2013

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
cherk (3) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
Upon pouring this beer, I immediately knew I was in trouble. It just SOUNDED like it was going to be a crappy beer. The "head" was fizzing rapidly, as if it couldn’t wait to disappear as quickly as possible. It was reminiscent of finding that 2-liter bottle of cola that’s been sitting in your fridge for weeks because no one wanted the last half glass of flat soda pop. I got screwed when I wanted a frothy beverage then, and I got screwed now with this sorry excuse for an amber ale. The carbonation evanesced faster than the talent level of a Miami Marlins roster after winning the World Series. The aroma was no better. It smelled like your hand after holding a pocketful of arcade tokens. As for the taste--does "fallacy" count as a taste? Besides being flat and listless, this "copper" colored ale tasted like it was brewed with pre-1982 pennies. I’ve never actually drank anything brewed with pre-1982 pennies (or post- for that matter), but I think I accurately likened the taste. This beer is brewed in Rochester, New York. I was in Georgia when I found it. It was probably delivered via backroads in an open bed truck, with the sun pounding away at the uncovered bottles the entire time. This entire Tap Room No. 21 series should be put in a crate Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-style--not because it’s a relic, but because it should be hidden away so the general public never sees it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarineOBeer (40) - - AUG 28, 2015
Not a good Amber. Has a medicine aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ozzy70 (206) - - AUG 6, 2015
12 oz.bottle into pint glass. Pours clear. Toasted and malty aroma. Taste sweet. Average beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ordybill (764) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This is a terrible beer! Avoid it at all costs, the only marginal good thing is the appearance and that is average at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 oz bottle This was enjoyed on the Mattaponi River, The ale poured with a off white head and Amber color. the aroma was of caramel malts. The Amber ale had a medium body with soft carbonation. the finish was clean and dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle. Bleh - what the heck is this? Clear light amber pour with a small but somewhat dense white head. Stale grains / malt. Nothing else to say. Awful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle from GO: Poured a medium amber colored liquid with a soft foam head. Aroma is putrid with the smell of dead yeast and old syrupy malts. The drink isn’t as bad as my nose lead me to believe but it does taste like a watered down amber ale that has a puckering bitterness of old malts that is not pleasant. Tap Room No. 21 you tricked me once into buying your beer but doubt you guys will be able to do it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (3499) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Tastes like sweet corn, malty, rice, toast, musky. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, corn, toast, rice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raiderrob67 (9) - Redding, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Grocery outlet. pour’s a medium copper with a thick off white head that dissipates quickly, nice carbonation. aroma is very lite caramel, no hop’s aroma. taste of caramel, roasted malt. slightly sweet, very little nobel hop’s flavor. body is medium to lite, finish is a little dry.

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