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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, 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)

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
BQ2010. On draft at the brewpub in Waterbury, VT. Nice subtle pine hop ale. Medium body.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3727) - 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.

   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.

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