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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bull Falls Five Star Ale is an English golden amber ale with warming red tones. The aroma is slightly fruity with rich malty undertones. Five Star Ale has a wonderful warm flavor, with bitterness on the back of the tongue, which permits a beautiful balanced sweetness, without being cloying. Five Star Ale is pleasant to drink, and is very balanced. In a word, satisfying!

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2.6
BlackBeerPG (683) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Taste: crisp, subtle sweet caramel, nutty, and some tart fruit notes. Mild fruit nose. Amber, semi clear, foamy head with a ring of lace. Medium/lite body. Might not been given a fresh sample.

2.1
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Amber with off-white head, and mild head retention and lacing. Caramel, toffee, floral, alcohol and mild early notes. Full bodied, high malt, significant alcohol notes, astringent, phenol, and cereal flavor notes. Unbalanced, lacks true English strong Ale balance qualities, way too titled on alcohol notes...lacks sessionable qualities. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Keg @ Bull Falls. Amber pour with a small head. Aroma is fairly neutral. Sort of doughy with a bit of plum and spring fruits. Flavor’s similar. Doughy. Caramel and cantaloupe. Bread. Medium body, soft carb.

2.5
deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges slowly and laces. Aroma has notes of bread and hay with a touch of sweet grains supporting. Flavor has notes of stale straw with hay and grain supporting.

2.6
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Draught pint at City Grill in Wausau, WI. Pours medium to dark amber with just a bit of foam...fairly uninteresting malty-biscuit aroma, bit of caramel, not a lot going on...is this an amber ale? I wasn’t looking it up here while I was drinking it, and there was no description on the menu, seems amber-ale to me, little hop presence, biscuit malts, unfortunately a bit of cardboard character towards the finish...ehh, I really can’t come up with much here. Drinkable, not that much wrong besides that cardboard (which mostly disappeared as it warmed) , but nothing much to take home either.

2.4
madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Can - Amber pour with foamy light tan head. Nose is grassy, herbal hopping with sweet caramel malt. Bready as hell. Tastes similar, with some orange marmalade notes, a little spiciness, and a burnt bitterness on the finish. Super malty, but sharp where I’d like it to be smooth and way too sweet. Smooth body, but so not my thing.

3.1
arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Orange. Strong caramel and toffee with mild citrus hops. Flavor is caramel candy, toffee, and more light citrus bitterness.

2.9
crossovert (12937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2015
473ml can. clear deep gold, nice fluffy white head. Tartish herb aroma. Flavor is lightly tart, malty, some citrus, ok.

3.4
Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2015
This pours a clear, dark amber color with a slight beige head. The aroma is malty with a touch of citrus. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. It has a well-balanced flavor and taste. I thought it was a lot better than the rating would suggest.

2.7
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Amber to orange in color. Fluffy beige head. Pale malt, biscuit, and herbal hops aromas. Hints of butter. Flavors are all over the place. Caramel, butter, tin, earth, buckwheat honey, herbal bitterness. Long bitter linger. Interesting at time, unpleasant at others.


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