Lobster Ale - Belfast Bay Brewing Company

Lobster Ale

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Overall: 6.36/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Amber/Red Ale

ABV: 5.00%

Season: Year Round

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  • A: 8.0 | T: 6.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 5.0 | O: 5.0
  • Color: Amber
  • Pours clear with a nice tan foam that fills half a pint glass with a vigorous pour. Retention is quite nice with really no lacing at all.

    Aroma is toasted and caramel malt. No real hops to speak of. The sweetness of the beer is rather large on the nose almost giving me the sense of honey in the beer.

    Taste doesn't have much of a hop presence either but the malt bill is once again sweet. There is a nice toasted flavor but that is overwhelmed by the big hit of sweetness that lasts throughout. I brings on thoughts, only briefly, of some bad Marzen beers that are overly sweet.

    Maybe a middle of the road body with low carbonation. The sweetness gives the sense of syrup at times making the beer itself seem bigger too.

    Not that hard to drink in terms of alcohol but the sweetness just is a turnoff. Too much and too sloppy. I would drink this beer again if someone gave it to me but I would never seek it out again. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 21:23:00
  • Tasted: Sunday, August 22, 2010
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle