316. Kennebec Brewing Company Granite City Pale Ale

This will be an easy one to review as the brewery is no longer in operation so almost no information is available on this beer. I picked up this bottle in Bar Harbor at a convenience store and was not sure if this was a new brewery that I was not aware of or an old brewery that was out of business. After a bit of research I found it was a small brewery that went out of business years ago and the Granite City Pale Ale was at least 5 years old.

Not know what to expect I opened on a Sunday afternoon and was surprised at the amount of carbonation and head on a beer that has been on the shelf this long. The aroma had some malt and some fruit – almost no hop presence which is not surprising for a 5+ year old beer. In its day this was probably a middle of the road pale ale but it did not age well. Taste was medicinal with lots of malt, most of the balance was lost during aging. Overall not a bad beer but I didn’t finish it and moved on to something better.
Pros: Appearance 
Cons: Old
Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: N/A
Brewers Description: N/A

 

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