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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: 35   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our inaugurational beer. Itís 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 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 itís 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!

   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 Joeís Pizza in Madison. Was surprised at how cloudy the beer was and had my doubts about it because I usually donít 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. Iíd definitely recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Keg pour at RC Brewfest. Dark, wine red appearance with a thick, solid head. Very rich aroma - malty with some floral and a bit of sweetness. Very full, rich flavor - strong malt with a lot of hops as well. Nice balance of bitterness and sweet. Great beer - Iíll be drinking more of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianallen (3) - Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2010 does not count
The beer starts off with a sweet presentation to the nose and the initial taste has a good bit of maltiness. The flavors switches mid way through to a mellow hop bitterness that continues through the finish. The beer is very drinkable, but the 7.0% ABV should prevent this beer from being a session beer for many. The beer will find many fans as the overall taste is very good even with the overly sweet taste for the style of American Red Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Served on draft at The Nook in Huntsville AL-inargural tasting of the beer. The brewer said this is high octane red. Color was dark brown and hazy, with a nice white thick head. Nice malty nose with just a hint of hoppiness. Taste comes off as very malty and smooth, with a nice crisp hop profile that backs up the maltiness. Somewhat astringent and bitter, yet drinks very smoothly. Good first effort from the newest brewery in Huntsville.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (456) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Taproom, pours reddish brown with white head. Aroma of resin, citrus, caramel, nut. Taset is resin citrus, nut, and caramel. Light body with a sweet finish that fades to bitter. Very good.

   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
Not bad for an amber ale. I like that itís amped up a bit in terms of malt complexity and hops. Not super bitter but this is definitely breaking into hoppy territory. Thereís a nice bit of spiciness to go along with the caramel maltiness. No tart or sour red malt flavors that I donít want in a red unless Iím drinking something flemish or barrel aged. Good brew. I hear the recipe has changed a bit over the years so worth trying again if you havenít had it in a awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Pours heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, earthy, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toffee, toasted), average hops (floral, earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.

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