JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Cumberland on 9/14/13. Clear amber to copper in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of butter and malt. Malty flavor with butter accents before a bitter finish.
jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy, amber with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops plus some caramel and cereal malts and bread. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent red ale.
elmillero (8) - Granite City, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good deep red color, no head. Mouthfeel is on the thin side.
Does not linger, clean finish
rondphoto (1250) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Still, clear dark amber, no head, no lace. Strong caramel malt with a infiltration of currents and/or prunes. Quite distinctive (and tough for me to describe adequately), with a lightly hopped finish. Better than other Cumberland Brews Iíve had.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark amber pour with a thin off white head. Scent is caramel and citrus. Taste is caramel.
maxwelldeux (2703) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a deep red color, but little head. Very easy on the palate and almost goes down like a light amber.
Chudwick (1539) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in a pint glass - pours ambe with thin tan head and no visible lacing. Nose is malts. Aroma is roasted malts and caramel with a hint of hops. Tst is sweet and finishes a bit bitter. Not as hoppy as most beers from Cumberland. Mouth is oily. Not a bad beer but nothing exceptional. Would recommend this to this who like the style.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper red with a fizzy white head. Light molasses malt and cereal grain aroma and taste with a roasted grain finish.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with creamy off white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt and light citrus. Caramel malt with a light citrus bitter. Medium bodied but fizzy.
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I just had Cumberlands "Red Ale" and am guessing it is this. I agree with most of the people here that it was pretty, but ultimately boring. It didnt really smell or taste like much except a blunt but somewhat muted (if that makes any sense) bitterness coupled with a bland and amorphous malt character. Overall: not horrible by any means, just not special. There are better beers to try at Cumberland.