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Big Woods (Quaff On!) Busted Knuckle Red

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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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“Busted Knuckle Red” is best described as a fortuitous meeting between an easy-going Irish Red Ale and a sultry femme fatale Belgian Double. The beer promises to have a malty belgian sweetness with roasted red attitude. Crystal and Munich malts, some roasted barley complimented by belgian candy sugars elevate this brew to a new level of quaffability…and the fuggle hops provide an earthy, mellow undertone. QUAFF ON!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap. Red/orange pour with white head. Smells malty with a sweet smell. A little on the sweet side with not much hops. Easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (2755) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof (Indiana - so by Michelle?). Dark brown-red pour. Little cherry tart. Brown sugar. Toffee, dark fruit. 6.0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark red with a off white head. Sweet caramel malt taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2013
On Tap. Pours a dark brown to black with slight tan head. Aroma is a slightly dark fruit and coffee malt. Taste is a combo of toffee and coffee, cocoa malt.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2588) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Sampled at the Brewpub. It poured a red/brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was malty and fruity. It had a medium body with some carbonation. The taste was of bready malts, plums, sugar, caramel and some grains. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2083) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Clear, very dark mahogany; light tan head around the rim, thin cobwebs of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt with a hint of fresh-cut hay and molasses. Taste moves smartly through the palate to a finish that never lets the hop bittering show up. The resulting sticky sweet finish diminishes what is potentially a quality ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Rated on 01-30-2010 (Draft) This beer pours a small tan head with a short retention, opaque body, no visible carbonation, a fair amount of lacing, and a brown hue. The Aroma is malty, caramel, earthy, hoppy, and candied sugar. The Taste is malty, caramel, hoppy, and semi-sweet. The Palate is tingly and this is a light-medium bodied beer. Overall, the taste of this beer is bland, lacks character, and was boring to drink. This is not a beer I will seek out again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5558) - Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a fairly opaque dark reddish brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes fairly sweet and malty with notes of caramel and a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CpyNPrnT (385) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
Beer tasting I was confused. Too much going on to find a nice balance. Sweet but hoppy, the finish could have been better.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biziman (1) - - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
I’ve visited this local brewery several times over the past few years & each time I try the "Busted Knuckle" it gets better. Mellow & smooth, this has become my new favorite brew!


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