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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Sample pour after an element tasting. Pours out a nice tan/red hue, off white head. Aromas are a bit sweeter, somewhat floral, lighter fruits, some pine bitterness. Palate is nothing exciting, but I think it follows the nose quite well. Finish comes up slightly short, but the entry to mid floral and citrus is decent. Not too bitter as it fades to the malty short finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Dark reddish amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of varnish, alcohol, phenols, liquorice root, dried fruits. Flavour is light sweet, light floral, phenolic, sharp, light fruity, dried fruits, dry earthy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not very refined, but tasty enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is slightly sweet medium malt. Taste is slightly sweet medium malt-caramel, some spice hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Nice amber body with big head. Nose is malts, caramel and fruits. Nice and toasty. Taste is hoppier, sweet and a tad spicy. Quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted notes, fruit and light citrus. Flavour is caramel, fruit, citrus, alcohol and grapefruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
Pours a hazy and brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt and caramel. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall an average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1599) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle @ Open Bottle Night, Beer Temple. Red brown color, off white head (not much). Aroma: red fruit, sweet, malty , a hint of spices. Flavor is roasted and bitter-ish. Medium bodied. Finishes suddenly very bitter. Not very well balanced but quite nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2011
really a great amber ale. First off the cork was a bitch to get out but worth the wait. Color is a deep brown amber that glows more in the light. Topped by a yellow tinged head. aromas of caramel, reduced fruity wine, and toast dominate. Some grass hops smell notes are lighter. taste is a full red ale like malt. finishes out with touch of booze and very dry. Great even mouth feel balancing carbonation and perfect unfiltered texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark red amber colour with a huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dusty grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, caramel, dark hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111001]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle @ Autumn Tasting, Ulfborg 2011. Pours clear amber with a full creamy head. Very malty and yeasty. A bit of warmth from alcohol. Caramel, fruit and alcohol. Medium bodied.


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