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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Toaster Pastry is an absolutely fantastic India-Style Red Ale, clocking in at 7.6% ABV and 74 IBU. Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the hop back for a toasty-sweet aroma.

GABF 2015 Silver

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3.6
crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2015
568 ml royal pint can. Red pour, definite strawberry nose, flavor is well-balanced, citrusy, dank, some malt sweetness, really hope these guys start improving their beer quality. This is a step in the right direction.

3.9
ryecatcher (1464) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Can. Pours... well I don’t know what fucking color it is because it’s dark in my frontroom and all I can see is this screen. Feels foamy though when I drink it. So we’ll just give it a 5 for effort. And effervescence (incidentally, what the fuck exactly would I write if were a blind rater? Real fuckin sensitive RateBeer is. Not!) Anyway, smells like tropical fruit (2 shitloads of it), Juicy Fruit gum, strawberries, fresh apricots, biscuity malt goodness, some soap.A lot drier than it smells and pretty much all the shit I just typed about the nose... yeah. It’s on the palate too... which makes sense seeing as taste and smell are directly linked.Shout out to Corbin at Binny’s out in Willowbrook, it was he who suggested this. Good call brother. Meanwhile, we’ve determined RateBeer hates the blind. There has to be an interest group in DC specific to this sort of persecution. We Shall overcome.

3.5
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Can. Pours a reddish with a medium, off white, head. Decent lacing. Some retention around the rim of the glass. Aroma of strawberry and biscuit notes. Flavor is cereal malt, fruit, mild bitterness. Toast and sweat malt aromas. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Finishes with strawberry jam notes.

3.5
melush (4689) - SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
Can 56,7cl / Lata 56,7cl. @ Ware House Liquors, Chicago, IL, USA A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Hops, malt, sweet, slightly bitter / Lupulo, malta, dulce, ligeramente amargo.

4
hayduke (5634) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
This was a sample at the GABF 2105 in Denver. In my tasting glass it was an amber orange with white foam. Nose of floral hops and fruit. Medium plus body and a very smooth mouth feel. Flavor is rich and almost decadent with nice caramel malts and a lot of interesting hops tastes as well. Finishes with nice bitterness. Very nice beer. I notice as I posted this review that this beer won a silver meal medal in the Double Red Ale category which makes more sense than the IPA class it is classified here.

3.4
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
On tap at the San Leandro location. It pours a deep golden/light copper color with an off white head. The aroma is syrupy with some pine, plum, toffee, raisin and malt syrup. Smells like an Imperial Red. The flavor is full bodied with big hop flavor and bitterness covered over by syrupy malts. Cherry, toffee and raisin stand out. Pine. Not a bad Imperial Red. Very syrupy and sweet with moderate piney bitterness to balance it just a bit. Ok.

3.4
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Seems almost like a saison. Some florals and light hay in this. Pours reddish gold with creamy head. Light bitter finish with some pine. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.5
GenDV138 (7698) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft pour at Snallygaster shared by a friend, thanks Mike! Amber with beige head. Aromas of sweet biscuit, toasty notes, citrus. Tastes of toasty notes, citrus, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Didn’t get the fruity flavors they were going for.

3.6
radagast83 (8446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft at Snallygaster 2015. Poured a light red orange color with a small white head. Aroma was lots of juicy hops, sweet malt notes, but not overly malty - which is nice for a whatever this beer is supposed to be - an IPA or a Red Ale? I don’t really get the "Toaster" aspect the beer is aiming for, but it’s a pretty tasty beer. Somethign that I could see trying again during the early days of Fall where you want something hoppy but with a touch of sweet malts on the finish.


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