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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2005
On tap at the alchemist pub in Waterbury, VT. Very easy to drink, with a sweet honey finish that doesn’t linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2825) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Aroma:coffe,light malt..... Appearance:Redish,small head... Flavor:Bitterness,cofee and malt flavor....

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de malt torréfié et de caramel. Apparence: Couleur ambrée foncée. Pas de col. Aucune bulle. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de malt torréfié et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Corps mince avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de torréfaction. (Rating #137)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005
On draught 4/16/05 at the brewpub. Medium-cherry-auburn red body, with a light tinge of brown. Light beige head is moderately well-retained and the beer has a light chill-haze. Aroma of brown bread, sweet and doughy, with light hints of cherries, wood, cream and fruity hops. Flavor begins with a well pronounced malt, light creamy-vanilla/honey with some light vienna malt huskiness, caramel on the finish and flavorful, fruity hops to add complexity and balance. Only lightly bitter. Smooth, slick mouthfeel does get a touch thin and lightly astringent from a drying graininess, on the end, but the flavor starts out wonderfully full, so I am not so concerned by the light astringency on the finish. Medium body overall and quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Red copper ale with light white head. Light malt and caramel aroma. Good nutty malt and light hops. Nice bitter finish with oily mouthfeel. Like Hophead siad, a good session!. Dec. 2004.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VTHopHead (1505) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Dark copper-red in color with a sparse off-white head. Malty with just a hint of hops. Very drinkable; a good "session" beer.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1463) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Deep chestnut red with slight off white head. A bit of caramel malts in the nose and nice malty/toasty finish make this a decent, but not outstanding brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2004
First sample at the brewpub, on a snowy winter's eve...I don't expect much from this red, one of my least favorite styles (at least recently)...but this surprises me. Not great, but some nice roasty maltiness in the nose and on the tongue, piney hops to finish, pleasant if unremarkable. Just a bit thin.


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