TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is more orange then red colored. The off white bubbly head dissipated rather quick. The aroma is very promising, rich caramel malts. A very light drinking beer, the caramel malts are present at once. Very tasty. the finish is too quick and a tad on the thin side. This is a good easy to drink beer, definitely worth a few more drinks.
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Is this the amber with a splash of red. good drinking but nothing to get excited about.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Red Ale (seasonal)
redish amber, whispy off white head, nicely hopped dry malt flavor, nice vienna and biscuit malt character,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
swanmann (718) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The bottle poured clear rich amber color with moderate off white head. Not getting much in the nose. The flavor is a bit hoppy but the maltiness seems off balance. A little thin. Average brew.
swampwiz (11) - USA - APR 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bit of a disappointment from this great brewery (perhaps I am too used to its great brother brew Turbodog?) Does not really taste like a red ale, but very similar to some of the more bolder pale ales I have sampled. Too raw for my taste, but definitely not boring.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a bumpy but quickly dissolving head. Some esters and fruitiness come through in the aroma and flavor, with clean cereal/caramel malt and a tea-like mildly bitter hop finish, but kind of a thin mouthfeel. Basically more standard amber ale monotony.
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
an average irish ale. wouldn’t have picked it up without being on the journey. obtaining the lizard is the pinnacle of my focus. nice rusty hop flavors, dark copper color, light head and little lacing.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botle Pint Glass, pours a clear bright light copper color, with a large head and decent lacing. Mild bitter hops, with a bit of malts maybe a bit of carmel notes. A bit of hoppy notes, in fact probably the hoppiest I have had from abita, Infact I believe this is the only abita I would consider to be decent. Nothing special but not bad.
tulsajeep (12) - USA - APR 7, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dry and bitter with a grainy aftertaste. Some decent caramel flavoring that’s quickly overpowered by the bitterness. I’ll be happy when this 6-pack is gone. eh.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Saw this at a local store and I’ve never seen it before, so I’ll give it a try. Nice red color with a froathy white head. Smell of malt and spices. Mouthfeel was a bit too watery, but could taste the spices, malt and caramel. Abita just hasn’t ever done it for me over the years, but I do support local brewers, so I’ll buy every now and then. Not a bad beer though, just not great.