Samuel Adams Longshot 2010 Old Ben Ale

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Type: Old Ale
  • Brewed by: Boston Beer Company
  • Availability: Spring 2010
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  • Region Available: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Sweden, USA
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Molasses / Carmel
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: www.samueladams.com
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  • 4/5 
  • 09.00% 
  • 1492/3686 
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Michael Robinson’s Old Ben Ale is a malty English-style brew boasting notes of dried fruit, nut, and caramel. A slight bitterness balances the combination of five malts in this full bodied beer. Light brown with reddish highlights and good clarity, the ingredients of this English-style brew are all American with the exception of the yeast which is distinctively English. Created to enjoy on cold nights or as an after dinner treat, Mike’s Old Ale is 9% alcohol by volume, about twice that of the average beer.

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  • Jun 9, 2014
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter. The bottle has a freshness date of the month and year notched on the label. The abv is also listed on the label at 9% and the back label has a short description of the beer. Appearance: The body has a deep red/orange amber color with clarity and some visible carbonation. Its head is off white, thick and slow fading. This slow fading head makes some good spotty lacing that hangs on to the sides of the glass. Smell: The aroma is very sweet and malty. There are wonderful fruity notes with sweet cherry notes standing out. Taste/Palate: There is a deep sticky sweetness with notes of caramel covered cherries, raisons and white grapes. As I drink and the beer warms I start to get some maple notes as well. This sweetness is the dominating character with hop flavor being almost lost until late into the finish. Here in the finish there is just a hint of hop bitterness and some light citrus/herbal notes. The palate has a medium to full body with a slick and sticky, but not too heavy, texture. Notes: I like this beer right now as it is, fresh and young. I would love to try this one with some age on it. I also like how mellow the 9% abv is.