merc7186 (2112) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bready Malts, Caramel, Mildly Spicy
Appearance: Dark Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Caramel, Bready Malts, Mild Dark Fruit, Mildly Spicy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear red with a bit of white foam. Aroma is granny smith apple, cherry, dark fruits. Taste is spicy red - some alcohol astringency, orange and pine notes, ruby red grapefruit, big malt punch in the background. A well made amber.
Ferris (4211) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - caramel and sweet earthy hops. Cloudy copper with a brown head. Cedar, spice and a caramel sweetness, balanced be a nice hoppy bitterness.
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Looks really nice in the glass with a thick big extremely lacing almost fluffy off-white head on top of a amber brown cloudy body. Not much to say on the looks really. Its really sweet fruity on the nose with a ton of ripe sweet fruits. Thick juicy peaches, some fermented mango, piney hops and a thick malty base. Smells really inviting I have to admit. Doesn’t taste bad either. It is perhaps on the sweet side at first, but the piney really branch bitter find is equalizes it nicely. I get again lots of ripe old fruits in the taste. It has a really strong and powerful malty base providing it a near fudge like caramel sweetness. Pine cones and a little yeast finishes this one of nicely. Almost a nutty like yeastiness in the finish. Yeah, I quite enjoyed this one. 07.10.2013
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank straight from can. Not usually a fan of red ales but this is one of my favorites from CCB, Aroma is nice with citrus standing out. Hops are well balanced in this beer.
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can enjoyed at Ranch-a-Thon XIV. Aroma is fruity and has a nice tropical thing going on with a slight hop profile for a red/amber. Taste is totally unexpected tropical fruit forward, more hop forward beer. Slight lemon but the hops are not bitter at all. Mango really comes out as does some papaya. The only thing that speaks to an amber is the initial taste which quickly dissipates to a great tropical beer.
TXBadger (1389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy on the nose, especially for a red ale. Nice color, reddish brown, fairly clear. Up front I get some grapefruit, a little caramel as well, and on the finish, dry hops, a little citrus and just a him of pine. Overall, very well done.
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jacob. Pours mustard brown no head. Aroma is big, nice caramel, barleywine. Mild earthy hops, raison. Taste is caramel, earthy hops, nice, very drinkable. Would bank again.
3sheets2wind (77) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding red ale. Smell the malt, not the hops. Looks very pretty. Sticky lacing, pillowy pour. This had a lot of subtle fruit in the nose, pear maybe. A bit of Roman meal bread too. This is well hopped, but thankfully this is not a red IPA. The maltiness develops, not overpowered by a hops crush. The ABV is well hidden. My favorite red ale, ever.
jcvonrosen (14) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful red, nice head, good lacing.
Probably one of the best reds I’ve had. Medium hoppiness complements the slight sweetness. An all-around decent beer.