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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A smooth, rich red ale without the bite (5.5% alcohol). This 3-time gold medal winner is a combination of 5 different styles of malts, and several different Yakima Valley hops. The use of ""crystal malt"" in the brewing process imparts a rich caramel flavor. This combination creates a flavor packed red ale like you’ve never had before!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Samples provided for review. Malty smell when open, with a little Scotch malt in the bargain. Light brown body puts out a nice fluffy head. Crystal and caramel malts can easily be picked up. ops have a bit of grassiness at the IBU delivery system, but there’s also some pine resin in the edge. I catch a little peat from the malts, some dried fig and just a note of milk chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bit of bitterness.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2728) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
When I see something sort of gimmicky that is pretty clearly contract brewed, my hope is always simply that the beer is not outright terrible. In this case, my humble dream came true and I am that much better of a person due to the leap of faith I took when buying this. Truly, this beer is OK. It is actually really nice looking, w/ a creamy head that sits upon clear, red brown liquid. This is a malt-forward brew to be sure, more simply sweet than having a real depth to the malt character but pleasant nonetheless. I get a bit of toffee and raisin mostly. It is a bit thin on the palate despite the sweetness and is maybe just a touch watery. There is a slight and unfortunate metallic note that you just barely notice and it finishes light and quick, almost to the point of being watery. This is definitely not going to turn any heads even for stalwart fans of lighter craft styles but is at least generally inoffensive. I doubt I will buy this again but if someone left it in my fridge, I’d probably finish off the six pack eventually.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Reddish-brown pour. Faint malt in the nose. Sweet. A bit thin. Lively carbonation. Quite drinkable, but a bit bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body. The aroma is a nice wet grain smell. The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. There’s some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. It’s a easy drinking brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2123) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent amer ale, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, caramel, delightful, medium amber pour, small white head, sweet caramel smell, caramel finish indeed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (6483) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bread and caramel with some light fruits and a bit of sweet grains. Flavor has a bit of light fruit with sweet grains and a bit of earthiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Amber reddish and clear appearance with an average light tan head. Mild aroma of caramel, toffee and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, medium sweetness and light bitterness. Average body, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation, easy to drink. Pretty simple, straight forward amber ale.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Very underwhelming. Pretty but not nearly as delicious. I’d give it a skip.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a clear amber with two fingers of off white head. Aroma is slightly spicy and a little caramel. Taste follows. Not a bad beer.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stevesie (311) - - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle to pint. Dark red pour with very little head. Watery nose with a bit of roasted malt. Thin body, some smoke, soapy mouthfeel, bright, lager-like finish. Average at best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
12oz bottle at Barneys Beanery
Clear dark amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma and flavors full of caramel Mild and sweet


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