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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A red ale with a malty mouthfeel that finishes with a hop kick. Our flagship session beer at 5% ABV.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6980) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Williamsburg, Va - on tap at the Alewerks Taproom. Cloudy light Amber pour with a Light off-white head. Fish tank aroma, slightly off-putting. Hint of pomegranate fruitiness, brief caramel sweetness and citrus bitterness, somewhat muddled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle. 3.25 A: Clear deep amber brown color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average but a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Definitely hop forward. Floral with some early citrus notes. A touch of earthy hops underneath. Caramel maltiness with toastiness and a touch of cracker. 2.75 T: The taste is poorly balanced for an amber ale. Thereís not enough malt character. Moderate bitterness with a touch of tanginess to it. Earthy mountain stream component. Thereís some caramel and toastiness again, but itís not strong enough and it comes off as slightly watery. 2.5 M: Lighter watery body. It could use a touch more carbonation. Lacking creaminess too. Not a big fan here. 2.75 D: Itís not horrible, but itís well below average for the style. ★ 832 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 26, 2014

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Poured dark ish red from bottle. Sort of a stale funk. Some old hops but not impressive ar all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Peanutty aromas, doughy, modeling clay, some citrus. Clear dark red with a fully lasting khaki head. Dry, nutty, some citrus. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear, reddish color. Aroma is the pleasant floral type hoppy smell. Taste is pretty good too. Love the mild floral hops that are a tad bitter but not the smack you in face kind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
odusurfer (7) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Bottle from wegmans in northern va. Pours and smells like a good red ale, but has a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. Its decent, but the aftertaste kinda did it in for me. Not the best red Iíve had, not the worst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3429) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to red color with a small one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing. The smell had a decent rolling caramel maltiness invading my nose that leveled off a bit as it warmed. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a light bitter kick close to the end. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate and didnít have anything that told me this was bad. Overall, not a bad American Amber/Red. Iíd probably get it again the next time Iím in Virginia.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1184) - - JUN 19, 2014
deep red color - almost brown; fairly well balanced; toasty malt with caramel notes and a good deal of hop bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Malt and hops aroma. Clear amber color with little head. Roaster malt and mild bitterness. OK beer

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
chinchill (3894) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 oz bottle (no date but purchased 2 days ago) served in a snifter. An unusual amount of ressure released by uncapping. Pours dark and murky red-brown in color, hazy and with an over-sized, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing. Aroma: infected? Flavor: better than the nose and drinkable, but still poor. Feel: soft and smooth with high carbonation. O: possible infected, making 2 out of 3 (all different beers) for me from this brewer. Should re-visit but the lack of quality control discourages that.

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