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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10211) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap. Pours a clear amber with an orange hue and a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma combines sweet grain with a bit of citrus and just a hint of light pine. Flavor has lots of sweet bread and grain notes up front but adds the bitterness of light pine and citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
Tap at Happy Gnome. Deep ruby-brown pour with a spotty white head. Mild citrus hop aroma. Rich grapefruit on the taste, good balance, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pour on tap at APN 2013, clear red pour with thin white head, aroma brought biscuit, caramel, slight spice notes with a ncie grassy, floral hop character as well. Taste is a mix of nice caramel, toffee, spice going into floral, grass, slight pine, hints of a fruity note as well, finishing spicy, bitter, and dry. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5806) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
Sampled at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear reddish amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-grassy and citrus hops, a hint of caramel and a touch of earthy herbs. Taste is about the same as flavor but has a touch of dry rye grain bill. Finish is semi-dry, earthy hop aftertaste with some pine and biscuit aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4884) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Red color with a medium head. Aroma of piney hops. Light pine flavor with a fairly high bitterness. Dry biscuit and metallic notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4082) - 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 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, pine and citrus. Taste is malts and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, piney, hoppy aromas. Caramel, floral, grassy flavors. A nice drinkable beer, nothing exciting but solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2903) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Hazy caramel amber in color... Aroma of earthy hops, tea, caramel malts... Flavor is caramel malts, burnt malts, light earthy hops... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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