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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our flagship year-round release WINDVANE stands strong through all types of weather and is a great fit for all seasons. Pouring a deep brilliant red, this is your go-to beer. If you want something hoppy, you definitely have it. American hops give WINDVANE a swift bitterness with piney, citrus and resinous flavors. If you want something with strong malt shoulders, you have that too. Roast malt layers add complexity and keeps the beer dry to showcase the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4049) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
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 didnít 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 werenít 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Tap at Republic. Brown color. Well hoped with malt. Good palate and some herbal character. This is comparable to Bender. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at Buffalo Tap. One of the better ambers Iíve had in awhile. Citrus is a good thing to have with this style in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Nice roasted quality. Sweet caramel malts, with a red ale quality and a decent amount of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leixlip (16) - IRELAND - JUL 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Tap at bww @ moa. Pours a hazy red, some non-white head. Aroma and flavor is caramel, some hops. pretty average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft at Hurricane, Minnetonka. Sweet malt aroma. Dark amber color with slightly off white head. Nice hop profile for an amber. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnielsen13 (261) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Citrus and malt nose. Taste has a nice mix of resin and citrus from the hops along with toasted maltiness. Nice solid beer

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