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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Originally made for the annual E.V. Debs memorial Kazoo Night at Tiger Stadium held by the E.V. Debs Society.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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.6
   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 Bell’s 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Deb’s Red Rye
Date: February 05, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy rusty red, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, spicy, touch of citrus, light breadyness
Flavor: flavor starts off sweet before the spicy earthyness kicks in to dry it out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run as part of a small Bells tap takeover. Pours a hazy reddish-amber color with a medium frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of earthy, floral and citrus hops with toffee and caramel malts. The taste is bitter earthy hops and toffeeish malts. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery tasting room. A hoppy red that’s a very decent and interesting beer. A reddish tinge. Good malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Sample at the Bell’s 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
A nice hearty iperial amber. Lots of hops in this one and a very tasty malt bill that has caramel and even cocoa notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7181) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Tap at Busters. Slightly murky bronze-orange pour with a sticky head. Toasted caramel and grapefruit. Nice palate. This is really nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
9oz shorty on tap at Yard House Cincinnati. Clear red / orange color. Thin off-white head. Good, thick lace. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Medium-plus body. Good big hop flavor. Citrus, some pine. Like an amber-red IPA. Good bitter taste. Light sweet. Some lightly spicy, lightly toasty malts. Satisfying stuff.


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