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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Abita Red Ale is a traditional red ale. It is brewed with British pale and crystal malts, Liberty hops and an ale yeast imported from Ireland. This ale has a rich ruby color, lacy collar, pronounced caramel flavor and is a tad "hoppier" than our other brews. Available March thru June.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (599) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005
12 oz bottle from sampler. I like it. A good amber ale. Good flavor balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1176) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Slightly above average offering. Rich amber color with a creamy initial head. Tastes are short and sweet with a light hop touch. An easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2005
This is a pretty beer. It has a deep red color, is clear, and has a nice, but short lasting head. I poured it into a tulip glass which I think might be the best glassware for this beer. Abita is a strange brewery. It makes really nice beers like this one and my other Abita fave, Turbodog (the "house beer" at my house). On the other hand it makes some really awful beers too (can you say Purple Haze?). The red ale is clean, crisp, and very similar, except for the color, to an IPA. I picked this up at the cafe in Abita Springs and itís not available in my local packey. Instead they feature Purple Haze. Iíll be having a talk with the buyer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Slightly musty hop aroma. Lingering bitter finish. Slightly malty, but more drinkable than anything. Medium copper colored body with good head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jeffin7, thanks Jeff!) Along the lines of an Irish Ale, this medium bodied beer is fairly dry, combining some light roast and background graininess with a fair amount of mildly bitter hops. A bit more roastiness and a slight touch of smoke seem to come out in the finish. Perhaps itís mildly sweet early on, but thereís hardly any sweetness in the finish. The nose is pretty gentle overall, showing some mild grain and roast. Very carbonated and zesty on the palate. Quite hazy and bright amber in color. Smallish off-white head quickly diminishes to a very thin topping, but maintains that layer for the duration of the session. A few streaks of lace remain on the glass. Itís decent enough, but itís not really grabbing me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 19, 2005
this was a alright beer.../ big fan of abita/this one is not there best but in the top 3.........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Pours copper/rubyish with aroma of caramel malt, hops, toffee. Tastes caramelly, with firm hops and a toffee finish. Somewhat light on the palate. Smooth and quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle as part of party pack. Reddidh amber color with large rocky head. Aroma was small with hops and malt. Flavor was mild of sweet and small hops. Small finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Substantial cream head. Promising caramel aroma on a butterscotch-colored body. The flavor has a sour fruit note, raspberry, some malt, and a lot of unpleasant bitter metallic edges, while the flavors remain mild-to-dull as the beer warms. Lively palate. Pretty poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Medium sized offwhite head, fair retention and lacing. Lightly cloudy amber hue. Malty, grainy nose, good aromatics.Medium body. Medium sweet malts, caramel, light roast and a touch of hop spiceyness. Fairly dry and malty finish. Thanks kawa.

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