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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
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is cascade hops, secondary medium malt-some caramel. Taste is cascade hops, secondary medium malt-some caramel, semi-sweet. Good beer. OK carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
On tap at the Alchemist. Murky brown in color with a long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma is light resinous citrus/floral hops with caramel and chocolate. Taste is pretty smooth, with chocolate, caramel, and light citrus. Medium bodied. Finishes malty with a light bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
On tap at Alchemist. Nice fruity hoppy aroma, with grapefruit and citrus rind. Some caramel sweetness; hoppy. Medium-dark amber reddish with mild haze. Thin off-white head. Medium-ligh body with medium-mild carbonation. Nice ale. Good malty sweetness with fruity hops kicking in at the finish; like an irish-IPA. Big hoppiness all the way but smoothed out from the maltiness. Nice bitter clean finish and after. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
Robe rouge claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui persiste. Arômes de houblon aromatique et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de houblon amérisant et de malt caramélisé.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Caramel malt aroma with low, leafy hops. Clear amber body with a low white head that recedes to partial cover. Caramel malt flavour is thick and sweet with fair finishing bitterness that only just takes the edge off. Light body with fairly low carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
Good red colour, nice job of getting bitterness from 28 IBU. Can get lost in the "big beers" available, and the most malty tasting which is still moderate, but still a show of craft. Recommend for the less adventurous, or with food. Thinner mouthfeel, active carbonation. Fresh clean taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
Clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with mild hops. Flavor of malt, caramel and mild hops. Medium body with a lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
En fût-Arôme de houblon et de citron, de couleur rouge limpide, rondeur pleine bouche, goût amer et houblonné.--Draft-Lemony and hoppy aromas, clear red, palate full mouth, sour and hoppy taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
The Lure:
Malty sweetness is very caramelly and fruity, recalling tons of cherries and berries. Problem is, that’s about all this aroma can offer, and it does get tired after a while.

The Festivities:
Caramel and toasted malts combine with the silky fruitiness, but their union is quiet and somewhat boring. There is nothing to get excited here, and nothing to hook you for a subsequent sip. Their most ordinary pint that day.

Transcendence:
Prayers at church don’t mean a thing if you don’t believe.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Fizzy white head tops the reddiah amber hue. Undersized bready caramel malts leave a lot of room for the earthy and floral hops to take, but they only do so moderately in the nose. Watery finish, very simple light-medium palate. Rather dull.


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