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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep ruby in color, Red Giant contains caramel malt sweetness combined with significant hop bitterness and leathery aroma, resulting in a balanced flavor profile. Not a singular beer, Red Giant’s complexity offers a new flavor with every sip.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Tap at Stagshead. Pours reddish brown with foamy head and nose of candys and pine. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, pine, grapefruit, dark fruits, berries, cloves, resin, and leather. Pretty bitter and a lot going on. Interesting brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Growler pour at the Beer Shop, East Longmeadow, MA during a meet the brewer event, 19/05/13. Lightly hazed reddish amber with a thin beige head. Nose is hops, pine, caramel malts. Taste comprises malt, light pine, hops, touch of grapefruit, orange pith, grass, sugars. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbontation, crisp clean finish for an 8% beer with a touch of hop bitterness. A decent number.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9325) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2013
from Erzbierschof - cloudy brown beer under a chaotic and persistent beige foam; hoppy aroma of red fruits with notes of caramel; some sweetness, fizzy and full-bodied, a bit chewy palate; residual sweetness and more notes of caramel, marzipan and red fruits in the finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (1967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
(On tap au Farmhouse tap n’ grill): Belle couleur rouge vif, malheureusement pas beaucoup d’arômatiques ni de saveurs s’en dégagent. Vraiment décevant malgré une bonne présence en bouche.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
16th September 2011
Hazy dark red - brown beer. Big cream - tan head. Light lactose malt on the nose. Palate is crispy and semi dry. Creamy malt with robust hop bitterness but not much hop fruit except a trace of grapefruit. Whisper of bubblegum. Semi dry finish with strong bitter linger. Too much bitterness without any hop fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2013
10 oz. snifter @ Gardner Ale House. Deep ruby with a thin white ring of head. Nose is a subtle English malts. Flavor is a nice layered malt. Toffee, caramel and a light dark fruit note. Body is much lighter then it looks with a fruity hop note in the finish. Texture is on the oily side. It paired nicely with my Pulled Pork sandwich. The English "element" is very subtle. And the ABV is not detectable at all. Nice drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy brownish color with dark ruby-red shading and hue, along with some sediment, and a big tan foamy head with great retention, good lacing, and average cling. Its aroma featured caramel malt and sugar with some candy and yeast, and also a mix of fruity hops, a bit of raisin, and some light pine. The beer initially had a rich, malty caramel taste but only light sweetness, which yielded to an intense bitter and somewhat sour grainy-earthy mix, with a light presence of dark fruit. It was a very lively, fizzy beer with high carbonation, and a thick and full mouthfeel that was a bit dry but quite heavy. A very complex beer that became more and more pleasant as it settled. Thank you Tom and Tracy for the great Christmas present!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4546) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2013
light old hoppy,brown, hazy, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Nice aroma, malty with some hoppy notes, citrus. Flavor starts lightsweet and finish bitter. Dry texture, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
Reddish brown / copper colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, soy sauce, old books and wood. Somewhat sweet flavour, light bitter, dry white wine. Quite dry finish, light sweet, bit of astringent hops.
Nice.
(From 75cL bottle @ Colin’s 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen)


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