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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Beer creeps and lager freaks! Arise and taken possesion of this bewitched offering of the season crafted to lure your spirit’s deepest rapture. Conjured to exorcise the grim horrors of the armies of soulless drafts everywhere.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2008
I had this beer on tap last year, and I remember thinking that it was god awful - however, I do tend to like their bottled products, so I figured I would give it another shot - yes, it is red - and that is quite off-putting - I know it’s a schmaltz beer, but even this is taking it too far - if the beer ain’t a kriek, it shouldn’t look like this - you need to close your eyes to rate every other aspect of the beer, because your brain just can’t get past the food coloring look - rather bland aroma, with an odd combination of hops that doesn’t quite work - a faint caramel maltiness as well - sweet malts are forward first, but a rather strong and unenjoyable bitterness surfaces fast (these hoppier coney island lagers tend to use sort of gross hop combinations - why?) - alcohol surfaces after that - overall, the aroma and flavor are rather boring, and not all that tasty - and, of course, once I actually open my eyes and drink this stuff, all I taste is red - remember the taste of fake blood and halloween make-up? - yup, that’s it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3769) - - SEP 12, 2008
pours a bloody reddish purple under a fizzy pink head. i don’t really get any aroma. flavor is malty with mild hops. light-medium bodied. a light sugary sweetness lingers throughout the flavor. when i finally stop my brain from thinking its hawaiian punch, its actually a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Pours a disturbing kool-aid red colour with a pink head. Light piney hop aroma with hints of cotton candy (or is that my imagination?) Flavour is medium malty body with a slightly metallic bitterness and a chalky finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Holy crap it’s red! I poured this out and nearly dropped it. Aroma has a decent maltiness. Lots of carbonation with an earthiness and what I think are noble hops up front. Malt is there but more bread/dough than caramel or even the vegetable notes I would expect from an ofest. I think this beer is just wrong. With such a crazy color and appearance it should be an IIPA or something more aggressive than a regular lager calling itself an ofest. I guess it’s a good enough beer but i don’t get it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2008
500ml Bomber. Pours a super dyed-out red color...disturbingly artificial. If it’s not a cherry lambic you shouldn’t even think about making a beer this color. Someone call the Reinheinngesptot enforcers. I think the food dye actually interferes in a subtle way, giving the beer a chalky mouthfeel. Malty and mellow in some ways, making it at least drinkable. Hop balance muffled under the artificial taste. Big disappointment from Shmaltz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pours cherry red with pink head. WTF?? Malty aroma with some floral hops. Flavors of bitterness (not in a good hoppy way) and cough medicine. Medium body with average carbonation. I had a hard time drinking this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2008
First of all, making your beer artificially red is fucking stupid. Second of all, I ain’t buying that "666" ABV shit at all. These two things seriously damage the overall impression. The aroma is good. Fairly hoppy in the pine way. The flavor is a mildly pleasant clash of piney hops and oversweet malts. Still I can’t get over how stupid the whole thing is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Pour is a bright red with a large pink head. Huh? Aroma is malty and not much else. Flavor is dry malts with a touch of hops and finishes with som breadyness. Nothing great and I hate gimmicks with the red food coloring to look like blood.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - JUL 4, 2008
I had this last october, and it was a bad experiment. The red, the taste, it was just all wrong. Nice creativity but...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2008
on tap at the Spuyten Duyvil. BRIGHT pinkish red/magenta colored body, like nothing else. Bright pink creamy head. BRIGHT! aroma is hoppy, sweaty, vegetal. flavor is hoppy, bitter leafy, & a bit medicinal, but also lots of caramel malt. finish gets more hoppy bitter. more on the hoppy side, but decent enough balance of caramel malt.

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