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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Rochestafarian n. 1. A beer, malty in nature, brewed to honor Rochester, NY. Like the city’s fine funky music, this sweet, full bodied, slightly bitter brew is sure to sway the soul and bring about a feeling of Irie. 2. One who loves 3HB.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6169) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, breads notes, and a light earthy bitterness. Smooth, balanced, and drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zickbeer_ye (282) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Malty nutty aroma with veggie tomato notes slight grapiness. Tan creamy head reddish amber body. Malty metallic kinda tase little earthyness but very thin. Smooth but really thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Scotch Ales are a style I tend to enjoy, so I really did enjoy this one. Nice and bitter with some definitive malt flavors thrown in as well. Not too over the top but definitely true to the style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, nuts, raisin, earthy hops. The taste is dark fruits, toffee, earthy hops. Dry, medium bodied, thin, off balance. A disappointment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Clear whiskey looking. Malty with a bit of harshness. Soft floral hops. Light drinking.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bombers from Capone’s and Wegman’s. Pours turbid ruby reddish with minimal off-white head. Nose is earthy nut browny, caramel malt. Tastes metallic, earthy, pretty bad actually. Finishes medium in palate heft with some earthy metallic notes. The first miss from these excellent brewers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2227) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Ron shared a bottle with me weeks ago, I know I rated it but don’t know what happened here! This is not my favorite style, and this, for better or worse did not seem true to style. Was malty but a bit more bitterness than I’d expect. Also lower in alcohol than most of these, which are saved by that. So I probably won’t seek this one out again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2597) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle. This had some malty sweetness in the aroma and the flavor, but I was suprised by how thin the body was. Not a full bodied brew. It was just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5287) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel notes and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, bitter hops, unripe fruit and caramel. Flavor is oddly bitter based off the aroma. Body is medium with a light, creamy carbonation and soft stickiness. Ends with more fruit notes, caramel, sweet malt and bitter hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Aroma and flavors of sweet malts, caramel and a hint of wood. Drinkable but bland and boring throughout.


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