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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight breadish. Dark roasted malt. Breadish. Dry and roasted. Slight bitter and dense malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at the Alchemist on my way to Hill Farmstead for BWBDV. Pours a ruby brown with orange highlights under a medium sized white head. Sweet caramel and a bit of nuttiness. Medium bodied, sweet and toasty, lightly bitter. Long toasty hop bitterness on the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
BQ2010. On draft at the brewpub in Waterbury, VT. Nice subtle pine hop ale. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Had this beer as part of Beer Quest 2010 with the guys. This was beer number 29. Pours a dark amber. Aroma of light hops. Flavor is tempered. <-- not sure why I wrote this when I tried it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub in Waterbury,VT. Nice subtle pine hop ale. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
(draft) Clear red/dark amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some spice, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, spice. Light-medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2009
Deep amber coloured beer with a very creamy light tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy. Grapefruit and soft sweet caramel. Lightly toasted malts and a soft fruitiness. Flavour is lovely as well... soft toasted caramel and a bit of brown/cocoaish malts. Fairly earthy hoppiness initially, but then finishes with a fruity hop bite. Lingering zesty/herbal hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Draft at brewpub. Sweet malty aroma. Reddish amber body, off-white head. Sweet and tangy flavor, with some caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with a hint of caramel. Flavor is caramel malts, light citrus, mild hops and has a light bitterness

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
In short: Typical basic caramelized brewpub ale. Good entry-level but not for the beer geek.
How: Tap at brewpub december 2007
The look: Clear copper body with a medium off-white head
In long: Basic fruity caramel malt profile with almost enough citrusy and pine-tree hops to balance it off. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, short finish, medium body, medium carbonation. Well brewed but characterless. This is your basic entry-level “amber” beer for the customer adventurous to look pass the entry-level blonde ale. The type of adventurous people who don’t always wait for the green light to cross the street.


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