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Motor Boat Ale

1 rating: 4.0
Sweet Water Brewing Co Seasonal Ale
1 review about Motor Boat Ale

Sweet Water Motor Boat Ale -- Sweet Water's ESB

  • Nov 8, 2010
Rating:
+4

How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head?

  • Dark Amber very little head.

How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity?

  • Malt sweet is the strongest scent but there is citrus below that.

How does it taste? Malty? Hoppy? Fruity? Chalky?

  • Almost as sweet as brown ales, but has enough obvious hoppiness to cut the sweet with enough bitterness.

Is it full-bodied? Medium bodied? Weak? Clean?

  • Medium bodied.  Mostly clean as there is an aftertaste but it is not complex, stays somewhat bitter until it fades entirely.

Where did you buy it? How much was it?

  • Birmingham AL $10 for six-pack bottles.

What do you think overall? Would you buy it again?

  • I like the brewery so I didn't have to pause a second to think whether I would try it.  I regret that it is seasonal because it is a solid beer.  It isn't as heavy as ales tend to be and is a great alternative if you don't want an IPA -- or an alternative for a heavier traditional brown ale.  From experience, Sweet Water's seasonal beers are not sold for more than about 6 weeks (and I just saw it today).  So if you like it, buy it in the amount you think you will enjoy because you may not get the chance again.  I'm still waiting to see if an ale from last year (Road Trip) will be re-released or if this is it's replacement.


 

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