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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mass Transit is a flavorful ale that goes down effortlessly. Crystal, carapils, victory and vienna specialty malts give this ale its rich auburn color and mellow taste.

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2.9
ajnepple (7206) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Rich auburn colored and clear appearance with an off white head. Malty aroma with light caramel and mild hops. Similar flavor, lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Average body, pretty easy to drink. Decent amber ale.

2.7
DocJitsu (2043) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a slightly murky golden color with a white ring around the top edge. Corn and sour honey aromas. Full body. Caramel depth makes this ale more interesting that I thought it would be. Some corn notes come through as well.

2.3
UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ Medium creamy white long lasting head and thick lacing. Medium bready aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a medium bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are bread, grain, malt, caramel. Medium bodied, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, and a sharp bitter that leaves you with an aluminum taste in the finish.

3.2
Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
June 2012 from bottle while in Colorado Springs. Light amber color with a white head. Malt, caramel and nutty aromas. A little sweet, but easy to drink.

2.9
jredmond (8787) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K / 5K / 10K Gathering 2013. Pours a light amber body with light lacing. Aroma is light fruit, malt and grain - pretty plain overall. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of cereal grain, malt, and light dry fruit

2.9
jtclockwork (17469) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared by Blipp at 5K/10K/4K tasting. Pours amber gold. White head. Nose and taste of apple, malt and grain. Medium body.

3.5
j12601 (13205) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grain, toast and a bit of hops on the nose. Medium bodied, a bit grainy, toast with some light malt. Toast and some light earthiness. Finishes lightly bitter. Decent enough.

3.3
Fatehunter (2624) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2012
In a pint glass. Has one finger of head on a hazy dark straw reddish colored body.
Smells like honey and not much else.
Taste has a good malt background with a medium bitterness.
Fizzy texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Pretty descent drink.

3
GarrettB (1665) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
March 27th, 2011 - More than a few breweries lead their commercial dance on the equivalent of their left food, often an amber. But not so for Bristol Brewery. Compared to some of its other core brews, the Mass Transit Ale is a bit disappointing. A nice amber brown color with a hazy body and a head with strong lacing, it looks like a solid beer, and the tangerine and yeasty yogurty tanginess has a certain appeal. Even the sour cherry in the nose seems a sophistication that is out of most beer’s league. But the taste feels flat and two dimensional. It’s grainy, and seems to have dropped that dairy tang and sweetness somewhere. Instead, the flavor begins flat, featuring a more-dead-than-alive maltiness, and a long aftertaste of the same corpulent taste. With better beers being offered at the same time (in all likelihood) I’d skip the Mass Transit and move to some of the finer works coming out of Bristol Brewery, like their Laughing Lab or, when available, Winter Warlock.

3.1
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Sampled on 10/5/2012. This Amber Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, caramel and sweet. A medium bodied amber. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation.
Hate to say, it’s an amber alright, nothing less and definitely nothing more. On the positive side this beer does have some nice bready malts and a very nice slightly dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet


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