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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
Deep ruby pour. Aroma of citrus, with hints of bread. The flavor takes it to another level, though. The citrus remains, but is matched by a great, chunky, roasty malt profile that is more ambitious and complex than what Iím used to seeing in most ryePAs. Maybe not as balanced as some others, but I like what they did here. Well done.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Iím not much of a red ale fellow, but this was a pleasant surprise, with assertive dark cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Defied the genre and my expectations, as it had stout-like traits. Will definitely buy some more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5150) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
KathoDen (3) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Strong hop taste. (About all I can taste.) Nice color, but thatís it. No aroma to speak of.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Decent beer. Flavor is a good balance of malt and hoppiness. Overall nothing too special though

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour color is a very nice amber and red hue. Aroma is too strong of hops and dry hop notes for a red, has a metalic note with no malt backbone on the nose. Tatse is too bitter with no malt balance for the hops and has an astringent metallic finish. Close but not quite on this one, tone down the hops and boost the malt and it will be great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4385) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1985) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (795) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Cloudy rust color with large foamy head. Citrus hops on the nose. Wow, surprising taste. Wasn't expecting it to be so hop-forward, which is a good thing. Has a west coast grapefruity hop flavor and balanced nicely with caramel-biscuit malts. Pleasantly surprised with this one. A hopped up easy-drinking amber ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1869) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Amber pour with a thick off white head. Aroma is piney hop, caramel, toffee, nice toasted malt. Bit on the lighter bodied side. Piney hop again, toasted malt. Lingering metallic bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5995) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.


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