Alchemist Donovans Red
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.16%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4187) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5804) - Boston, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Aroma:coffe,light malt..... Appearance:Redish,small head... Flavor:Bitterness,cofee and malt flavor....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40454) - 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.

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