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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 Giantís complexity offers a new flavor with every sip.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3303) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
750ml bottle from Archive. Pours a deep ruby red to copper brown colour with not so much as a head of foam but more like a sprinkle. Deep caramel malt aroma fills the nose. Mouth filling flavour with lots of malt and caramel, nutty and biscuity. This is a very god beer.

4
   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.

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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
In bottle. Pours a golden amber colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of toffee, treacle and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Nicely bitter. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (6936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Hazy dark ruby body. Lovely sweet aroma of raspberries, cocoa and caramel. Flavor also very sweet roasted malt caramel cocoa but it has a fruity fresh hint that I cannot really figure out. Good though. Low carbonation. Long and a bit dustry sweet aftertaste. Not much bitterness but its there. Very well balanced beer with the alcohol well hidden by the sweetness. Nice surprise. And then in a huge bottle. I wonít share it with anybody!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2010
I got a bottle of this from the brewer. Pours a deep clear amber color with a very thick off white head. Aroma if of sweeter malts, some caramel, toffee, and some sweeter hops. Taste is pretty similar to the smell. There might be a little bit of bread and gluten present also. Leaves a sweeter malt finish. Not too bad. Not too bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
750 from cakanator. Pours dark reddish amber with a foamy 4 finger tan head. Rich caramel aroma, lightly roasted, with something like chocolate. Chocolate = leather? Full bodied or near with foamy carbonation. Flavor is confusing. Darkish malt; tannic; baking chocolate; earthy hop. Yeasty. Musty. Barnyardy. Really good ale. Guess itís an amber, cause I canít think what else to label it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2010
i had been wanting to try something from this brewery, and i was very impressed. thick, delicious texture and alcohol flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
At monthly De Molen tasting. Clear amber color, medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, wood, a bit sweet. Hard to describe really, but very nice. Nice body, medium carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4354) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours ruby-tinged mahogany into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel aromas. Full with upfront dark caramel and pit fruit turning dry and resinous in the lasting finish.


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