Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #10: Long Island Ale

Brewed by Great South Bay Brewery
Bay Shore, New York USA
4.75% Amber Ale | 1 Rating | 23 IBU | Series Seasonal |
May 17, 2012: In honor of the 2nd Annual Long Island Craft Beer Week, Great South Bay Brewery is proud to announce Long Island Ale! Long Island Ale is a 4.75% ABV Amber Ale brewed on Long Island, by Long Islanders, for Long Islanders. It is the latest release in our Tasting Room Exclusive Brew Series but will one day make it into our year-round lineup of beers. It’s full of malty sweetness with just the right amount of hops to compliment it. We used three of our favorite types of malted barley (North American 2-Row, Belgian Biscuit, and German Crystal Malt) as well as Fuggle and Willamette Hops. We are very excited about this release and hope that our fans will be just as excited when they taste it. This bottle is not only limited to approximately 330 bottles, it is also a Long Island Craft Beer Week keepsake with the 2012 logo printed on the side of the label.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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