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Blue Pants Knickerbocker Red

Formerly brewed at Blue Pants Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Madison, Alabama USA


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our inaugurational beer. Its a moderately hoppy, but balanced, aggressive American Red Ale with a good Cascade taste and a strong malty backbone. The good head retention and foam lets you know that this beer has a lot of body, which complements the rich hop aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Growler from Bleeng. Pours a dark amber with a very small quickly diminishing light tan head. The aroma is raisin malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel and a bit flat with a smokey oak finish. A good amber from Blue Pants.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from Bleeng. Thanks!
Pours an average amber with a dense body and a decent head. Aroma is biscuity rose and light hairspray. Flavor is raisin-sweet candy and malted sugar. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Thanks to bleeng for sending this to Houston. Mahogany red pour....sadly it lost some carbonation. Sweeter malt nose with some brown sugar notes. Flavor is roasted malts, biscuit, some hops and has a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
Draft @ the Nook. Hazy brown in the glass with a creamy off-white head, that left some lasting and good lace. Nice chocolate aroma with a hint of a nut undertone. The chocolate flavor with a backing of light roast, nut, and hop. Medium body, smooth, malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours ruby red with a tan head. Smells of some nutty hints, earthy, light fruity touches. Tastes rosey and earthy with some light citrus on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1663) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Sample at the HYP beer tasting. Pours dark brownish-red with minimal head. The aroma is bread, nuts, apples and light citrus. The flavor is fairly bitter with a good malt backbone, yet not really balanced. The palate is medium with lots of carbonation and a little astringent. Overall, an interesting beer with lots of flavor, but not really going anywhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Draft from a growler. Aroma is quite malty -- caramel, biscuits, nuts, and some fruit (apple?). Flavor is well balanced. Lots of nuts, caramel, and roasted malt and long bitter finish. Tastes more like a brown to me. Soft mouthfeel. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Good first beer from the new folks in Huntsville.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krjr6389 (1) - madison, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2011 does not count
I tried this at Famous Joes Pizza in Madison. Was surprised at how cloudy the beer was and had my doubts about it because I usually dont like heavy beers. I was very surprised that it was not heavy and it had a great taste. A slight hopsy aftertase but not overpowering. Id definitely recommend it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
newogiarc (2) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2011 does not count
This is a beautiful Red Ale with solid characteristics and a great taste. Blue Pants is batting 1.000 with their Kickerbocker red and Pinstripe Stout. Watch out for these guys because they have a formula that creates some of the best tasting brews I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HsvBeer (1) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
Has a slightly sweet and hoppy aroma. The color is a brownish red and not totally clear due to its keg conditioning. Upfront is a strong matly flavor followed by a slight bitterness towards the end but overall well balanced. The mouth feel is what I love about this beer its not to light or to heavy, very easy to drink. This is a great beer to drink but just remember it is 7% because it hides it well!

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