Nuffield (3635) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am going to have to dissent from my fellow raters (to date) on this. This red ale looked decent enough, except for the cottage cheese-style head. But I really didn’t enjoy it. The first third of the pint was harsh, with low flavor (pine) and harshly astringent finishing notes. The second third was a bit better as it warmed, in that it showed that it had some malt, but those too weren’t rich and complex. The third of the pint...I left on the table. And, for what it offered, it was too high in the abv department--why go up to 6% in a hop-driven amber ale? 4.5% would have been just fine. Not to my liking, at all. (on tap, Grand Central, St. Paul)
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Republic. Brown color. Well hoped with malt. Good palate and some herbal character. This is comparable to Bender. Good.
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Buffalo Tap. One of the better ambers I’ve had in awhile. Citrus is a good thing to have with this style in my opinion.
Ericular (484) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasted quality. Sweet caramel malts, with a red ale quality and a decent amount of hops.
Leixlip (12) - IRELAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz pour from Bar/restaurant in Minneapolis.
Amber pour, not much head . Nice color and smell. Hoppy red ale with notes of pine , citrus and caramel . Reminds me a little of Surly Furious.
Nice flavor profile and body. I would buy this for sure if it was available in stores.
Great beer for summer , another great twin cities brewery to keep an eye on.
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at bww @ moa. Pours a hazy red, some non-white head. Aroma and flavor is caramel, some hops. pretty average.
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz pour at new Bohemia. Aroma is caramel and pine. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, citrus, and a nice piney hoppy back bone. Nice beer, I would call this a hoppy red.
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hurricane, Minnetonka. Sweet malt aroma. Dark amber color with slightly off white head. Nice hop profile for an amber. Quite good.
bnielsen13 (219) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish orange in color with a white head. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus. Flavor is nice malt with some citrus and pine hops. Decent beer.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and malt nose. Taste has a nice mix of resin and citrus from the hops along with toasted maltiness. Nice solid beer