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Alchemist Donovans Red

Alchemist Donovans Red
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.16%
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Named after Donovan’s, a 19th century Irish restaurant in downtown Waterbury. This medium-bodied, red-colored ale has a nice hop flavor and aroma. IBU 28


1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Aroma is earth hop. Flavor is thin, watery, bitter, gross. This is a huge miss.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Thanks Daniel!

Gorgeous color, head, lace. Hoppy nose seeps onto the palate alongside red malts and steeped tea. A little more mild on the palate than I'd like; bring me more flavor and we'll talk. Interesting, though, and glad I got to try it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From 10/26 notes. Growler purchased from the brewery 10/23, drank three days later. Pours a muddy, murky light brown with 1 finger head. Not really red at all. This is not a very visually appealing beer. Nose is earthy greens with some subtle fruity, grassy notes. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but with decent carbonation. Taste is vegetal, some hoppy pine notes, salad, greens, hints of butter. Finish is mild bitter, watery, vegetal, leafy. Honesty this was a disappointment, overall it’s kind of a mess. I would probably pass on this one, in its current form, if given the chance again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - OCT 24, 2013
Poured to the growler from Jk himself. Great to get other beers from Alchemist but American red ale isn't my ideal beer. If it is, good color, good dirty finish. Tastes great and is a good start before you finish with a HT. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at brewpub. clear dark copper, red tint, decent light beige head, some retention and lacing. aromas of toasted malts, acidity, fruitiness. nice roasted profile, light ot medium grassy-citrusy hopping. average carbonation, light body. decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3199) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Big bubbly off-white head. More dirty brown in color with red highlights toward the light. Nose of grain. Taste is hops upfront, grain in the end. Light cotton mouth dry finish. Good during dinner. Overall not bad, I wouldn’t drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Big bubbly off-white head. More dirty brown in color with red highlights toward the light. Nose of grain. Taste is hops upfront, grain in the end. Light cotton mouth dry finish. Good during dinner. Overall not bad, I wouldn’t drink again. Tasted with AirForceHops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on November 4, 2010. Pours an amber-red color with a good light tan head. A finger or two worth with some bits of lace here and there. The nose brings out quite a bit of toasted bread, caramel, and some light dough. Amber malt in there as well. Some very light earthy and floral hops. The flavor is just really, really nice. This is insanely malty and flavorful for the alcohol level. Caramel and bread crust plus a bit of toast and a nice earthiness to round things out. Great body with a very nice level of bitterness. A very quaffable brew. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-14-2010

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
On draft at the brewpub. Red like pour with some off white head. Fruity light hop tones. Sweet and toasted malt flavors accompany the light earthy hop notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Draft. Pours a ruby bruin body with an off white head. Malty body with a caramel malt tone. Cereal notes, bread and toasted malt. Very dank wet malt tones, alright but not a huge fan of the style.


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