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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1173) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
(Bottle 25/01-2012) Medium beige head, clear amber red color, slightly smoked sweet aroma, soft co2. Bottled 19 July 2011.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of red fruits with hops. The taste of fresh fruits with some hops. The aftertaste is sweet with a small bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours brownish red with a thin white head. Smells of resiny hops, some sweet malty undrtones. Tastes velvety with some nice resiny hints and a spicy finish. Enjoyable.

3
   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 (4928) - 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 (11227) - 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 (3681) - 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 (4790) - 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 (1771) - 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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