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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
More than 1,500 loyal fans of the brewery and band suggested an ingredient idea and the Dead-inspired story behind it. Our favorite was granola, from California Dead Head and craft beer lover Thomas Butler. The components of granola honey, toasted grains, oats and fruit offer a lot from a beer perspective, says Thomas, a chemist by day, homebrewer by night. The idea is to have a bold pale ale that highlights the oats and honey with a nice dank hop selection. American Beauty is brewed with all-American malts and hops, granola and little bit of soul. Its malty with a big hop kick, and notes of toasted almond and honey round out the flavor profile and balance out the hop bitterness.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Nice amber hue and golden head for this well crafted brew. Oats, granola notes with a nice hop balance. Finishes on the floral side.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1996) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2016
1pint 9.4 Oz Flasche. Als Gratfulldead American Beauty. Goldgelbes Bier, weisser Schaum. Es duftet nach Trockenfrchten, Banane und Kruter. Ssslich-bitterer Antrunk. Banane, Kruter, Hopfen. Der Alkohol ist gut eingebunden. Bitteres Finish. Lecker. Hat fr mich was belgisches.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rumbero (60) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2016
From 2013. has not aged well as expected. now very unbalanced. but, makes sense. this was a sweet beer to begin with with lots of sugar from the nuts and honey from the granola. the hop presence that balanced it is now diminished to the point that theres only a harsh bitterness aftertaste. Curiously the body is still full and oily and the carbonation still lively. Pours deep amber with a very decent head that remains. some yeasty sediment is visible. but the signs of oxydation are there in the aroma and in the overwhelming toffee-honey-like sweetness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2016
Its caramel and extremely strong. I feel like it needs another flavor to lift this beer beyond what it is. Great amber malty tastes

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2536) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Draft to taster at cappys pour light copper with thin white head. Nose dank, caramel, toffee,earthy. Taste sweeter malt up front, honey, green apple, toffee, caramel. Light bitter mid palate. Apple finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teamsale (242) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2016
On tap. Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger white head and abundant lacing. Smells of citrus and alcohol. Tastes really good with an unusual flavor, a bit unfamiliar, fruit, berries, nice malty backbone, a high alcohol taste. Smooth as silk. Leaves a nice but fairly short lived aftertaste. Impressive!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5967) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2016
750ml bottle. Resiny caramel IIPA. Filtered butterscotch orange body. Not that impressive, a little messy for DFH. Honey tones come through. OKish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (522) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2016
The aroma is bread, grass. Pours a clear copper\orange with off white head mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter/sweet. The body is medium, creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a nice clear amber color. Aromas of citrus and pine hops. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Nice hop flavor with a spicy edge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5448) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Big bottle in Seattle. Rich orange, creamy foam. Rich sweet aroma reminiscent of an American strong ale or barleywine, more than any district hops. Rich, vaguely Belgian yeasty quality, heavier beer with a lot of alc sweetness and a little burn. Clean, well put together, but better in small quantities.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Bomber to a pint... Clear golden with white head. Dank tropical hops, malted sweetness. Smooth boozy finish... Very nice.


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