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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Named after Eugene V. Debs, Debs’ Red Ale starts with a floral hop nose combined with light caramel notes. An even-handed blend of mild caramel flavors and a dry biscuit character follow from various specialty malts


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
[Draft @ City Tap House] Red amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, caramel malts, some pine, and grass. Taste of citrus, grass, light spicy hops, pine, tobacco, grapefruit, and light alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Draft at City Tap House. Pours a very dark amber/mahogany coolor with golden copper hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy off-white head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cp. Streaks of lacing left behnd. Slightly earthy dry hop aroma with hints of caramel, rye, sweet alcohol and dry piny hops. Although the other notes shine through, especially rye, the nose on this beer is dominated by the hops. Chewy medium body that is very hop forward with lots of dry piny notes That linger throughout over the sweet caramel malt backbone and rye notes into a lingern dry yet sweet finish. The rye is very prominent and slightly overpowers the sweet caramel malt backbone. Very well balanced with the dry bitter hops slightly overpowering the other flavors but the sweet malt and rye are strong enough to make this beer very quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4398) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2010
Tap @ Eccentric Cafe. Hazy ruby red colour, off-white head. Aroma is fruity, a bit toasted. Flavour of light toasted malts, caramel, fruits, some yeast and spices. Fairly dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2727) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Sample at Eccentric. Pours a nice amber with a medium head and the nose of a fruit basket. Oranges, cherries and apples with a little caramel sweetness that gets added in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Cherryesque aroma. Flavors of sweet citrus with a good maltiness balanced with some bitterness. Somewhat vegetal. Nice palate with a sweetish duration at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
(Draught, 6.2% abv version) Pours a cloudy deep amber body with medium creamy beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, toffee, pine, and some herbs. Flavor of caramel, bread, and hops (grapefruit, earth) with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
On tap at Maduro, part of the GTMW pre-party: We had to get it because it’s my mother-in-law’s name. pours a hazey amber colour with a large beige head. Noticeable hops on the nose, with some grapefruit citrus notes. Taste has very strong caramel malt notes backed by some cinnamon and apple flavours. Suprising from it’s hoppy nose. OVerall though, wicked nice beer"

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Draft at the Cafe. Pours a dark red/brown with a beige head. Nose is strongly crystal malt, though very fresh. No stale notes, some caramel comes through and distant floral/fruity hops. Taste is the same, though a bit robust and almost roasty. As far as a nice red ale goes, it’s hard to be the freshness on this one. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2009
On tap at Maduro. Poured deep peachy-amber with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up soft, aged caramel, redder fruit, and nutty notes with dry herbal, spicy pine, and earthy accents.. English toffee on the back.. excellent! The flavor found caramel, berries, and rich bready notes at the core with dry earthy and fruity bitterness around.. finished a touch astringent, but with a solid caramel and fruity backing.. tasty! The palate had a creamy middle with great balance between the malts and complementary bitterness.. spicy and engaging too.. somehow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Pours a mostly red body with a brownish tint to it and just a light haze to it. Thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving almost no lacing. Aroma is malty with plenty of caramels and a light chocolate. A moderate amount of earth and citrus with a bit of a berry booze. Flavor is a little rough, but still tasty. Very bright citrus, some chocolate, a medium earthy bitterness, and a bit of a warming booze. An ESB type of bitterness that lasts from beginning to end. Finishes dry after a medium body with plenty of bright citrus, earthy bitterness, and lightly sweet malts. Overall, a unique amber, but tasty. I like the slight rough taste it provides.


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