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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A well-balanced, medium to full-bodied beer, red in color and very flavorful.

Note: The UK brewed collaboration version has a separate listing under Wadworth.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EithCubes (5195) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Nose is perfumed and hugely hoppy, grapefruit / orange Cascade with a touch marmalade, crystal, spiced dough, and dark, almost fudgy caramel. Pours deep, dark red with a large and stable beige head. Taste moderately dry despite the upfront sweetness, heavy spiced dough, earth, toffee (slight chocolate?), almost rye; not warming or boozy but has alcohol weft and weight; mild but persistent bitterness; still quite hoppy (though green) but the malt presence has tapered off and the heavy body has very watery edges. Faint burnt/roasted toasty background. Think I’d pass on a second go-round.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScottyH (8) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Hoppier than expected, deep amber color with a thin head. A bit bitter with a bite but a pleasant taste

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (407) - - MAR 31, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Off white head. Very clear. Smell: chocolate. Cardboard. Tobacco. Taste: chocolate. Tobacco. Cardboard. Feel:

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
Tap at irreale, they assured me it was the US version. Dark Amber, creamy golden brown head. Roasted notes initially, coffee, light metallic herbs, grassy hops, a hint berries. Hard to pigeonhole, which is nice. Comes on as a Porter, looks like a Amber ale and finishes like a German pils. I am intrigued, chapeau!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scipio (751) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a medium, off white head. The aroma is well balanced between malts and hops. It has caramel, toasted malt, herbal and floral hops, bread, and a little chocolate. Its kind of strange. The taste takes the side of more malty, with a strong nutty, caramel flavor throughout. This is complimented with minor impressions of pine, grapefruit, chocolate, herbal hops. There is a long aftertaste of nuts and caramel. Medium in body, I’d say and average texture, and definitely average in carbonation. Not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2804) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a fairly clear, reddish amber hue, with a presentable layer of tan head froth, and nice cling to the dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was malty, with light toast, and a hint of caramel sweetness. The taste was similar notes, a little better than light bodied, with decent carbonation, and moderate, earthy hop bitterness. Basic, no frills example of the style, with good sessionablity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Ruby red pour with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel malt and spicy hops. Taste is caramel malt and spicy hops . Just downright tasty. A superior amber ale. Yum! Spicy aftertaste, nice lacing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Not a great style of beer overall, but this beer is one f best for style. That’s why. Rated so well. Nice malt nose, some caramel and biscuit. Flavor is lightly malts and very pleasant to quaff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4754) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
Poured a reddish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and bitter hops. Medium body, flavour is musty, Light cocoa powder, light berries,soft malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4343) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma is pine and fresh yeast. The flavor is fruit, mild/medium grapefruit, pine needles/juniper berries, malts and a mildly dry/bitter finish.


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