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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
An assertive foray into the Belgian Red territory, this beer lets the malt and the yeast battle it out for supremacy. The malt brings in a good portion of wheat to bolster the mouthfeel and a blend of honey malt, caramel malt, and roasted barley provide a complex set of malt flavors along with a ruby red color. Look for caramel, fruits, and slight toasty notes from the malt. The yeast provides a bready note as well as a generous helping of pitted fruit flavors like cherry, fig, and plum. Great on the patio as Fall starts to make itself known.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours ruby/amber with a beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel and pale malts, hints of tartness, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
draft poured deep red color with white head...some lacing on glass...massive malt nose with some dark fruit present..the flavor again is a massive malt base...sweet with caramel present on the front end and some dark fruits mid way thru and on the end. there is some bitterness mixed in but doesn’t take away from the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft sample. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate yeast balanced sweet malt aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Amber with caramel and a bit of nutty flavor.Pretty different in taste. Not yeasty as I would expect a Belgian. For the red...I get a little of that red in it. Maybe slight cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Nice dark amber color with an off-white head. Very malty aroma with lots toasty caramel notes and yeast aromas. Big malt flavor with just a bit of tartness on the finish. Interesting brew, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft. Light cherry malt aroma. Orange-brown with small head. Sweet light coffee/caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a semi-cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Notes of amber and caramel malts, earth, nuts, toast, and a little bit of dried dark fruit, but not that much. Light-medium bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent dark copper with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast with a fairly sweet malt profile and soft notes of dark fruit. Pleasantly dry on the palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1978) - Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Unclear light to mediim brown with small white head. Aroma seems light smokey malt and moderately sweet. Flavor is light smoked malt, light roast, moderate sweetness. Just enough hop presence. Crisp. Smooth. Moderate dryness. Clean. Good but not exactly special I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft @ brewery. Malty apple aroma. Deep copper with a moderate creamy beige head. Slightly sweet musty fruity malt flavor. Light body, soft - almost flat - carbonation.

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