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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Originally made for the annual E.V. Debs memorial Kazoo Night at Tiger Stadium held by the E.V. Debs Society. A rich ale, ruby-red in color single hopped with Centennial hops. A single batch offering brewed once a summer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2009
If this was an IPA as they say it is, it would be mediocre. As an amber its pretty good. Nose is caramel malt and some citrusy fruit. Pours a somewhat murky reddish orange with a tan head. The plastic outdoor cup doesnt help at all, but the taste is ok.some caramel, pine, and fruit are the biggest flavors here with a light bitter to it. Good stuff, though I had higher hopes for my 60th Bells rating. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
On tap @ Eccentric cafe 3/16/08. This is the one beer I really wish I could get outside of the EC. It is delicious, and probably one of my favorite amber examples. Flavor is smooth, toasted sweet caramel malts, but has a very crisp dry finish that makes it a great brew for the warm weather.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11061) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2008
Draft at Bellís tasting. Poured a hazy copper color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. Good malty and citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick dry texture. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
Light hop aroma. Malty, full body with little hop finish. Nice amber, but not my favorite. on tap at eccentric cafe.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
On tap @ Bells tasting. Deep orange pour with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, toasted malt, tropical fruits...all very bright. Flavors of crisp spicy hops, toasted malt, citrus, and a bit of pine. Medium/light body bittersweet with a soft carbonation and a bitter finish. They need to remake this one as it was damn good and would be a perfect session brew for spring. Held up really well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe on my Michigan road trip. Pours a reddish light brown in color with a nice half inch head sitting atop. Plenty of hops in both the nose and taste. Now this is a red that I can get into. Not my favorite style, but I would have no problem drinking alot of this one. Glad I had the opportunity to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8655) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Sample at the Bellís tasting at Brews Cafe on 3/6/08: This brew is a clear reddish-copper color with a thin off-white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of light hops, earthy malt and citrus. Light to medium body with mild hops, toasted malt and spice flavors. The finish is hoppy and malty with notes of pine and citrus in the aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2008
On tap. Pours a clear light red color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is toasty, grainy malts, and a nice floral/citrusy hop balance. The hoppiness is very nice but it is quite tamed - I can only guess that this is quite and old sample, it certainly does not seem very fresh. Taste is smooth, malty, mildly hoppy and low in bitterness. A bit watery but that could just be the slight staleness. Grateful for being able to try this one, would love to get the opportunity to try this fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2008
On tap @ Brewís Cafe: Pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel malts, fruity/citrusy hops, some pine. Flavor, citrus, pale malts, very crisp, and fresh. An herbal/piny bitterness on the finish. This was very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe, a beer Iíve been searching out now for the 5+ years Iíve been on RB. Deep red-brown body, thin buff head. Toasty nose with piney hops. Medium-bodied, nutty, and chocolatey, with a firm piney hops bite. A nice red ale. This batch was listed at 7% ABV at Bellís.


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