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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Aviator Red is a full bodied, malty red ale brewed from the finest ingredients available anywhere. We use a blend of six of the highest quality malts to give Aviator its rich malt flavor and signature ruby red color. We select only the best hops to balance the robust malt flavor to arrive at a beer with a very drinkable finish. We brew Aviator Red to please the palates of our harshest critics - us! We hope that wehn you enjoy a fresh Aviator Red that you will join us in a toast to our friend Red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Aroma is nice and malty, with Tootsie Roll-like chocolate, toasted grain, and caramel. Mild fruity hops. Dark brownish-red clear, with very little head to it. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with quite a bit of harsh carbonic acidity and good hit of dry bitterness. Malty taste, with chocolate and burnt sugar. Tinny diacetyl flavors. Finish is bitter, though flat and a bit harsh without all the nice floral essences afforded by better hoppy beers. After is malty and bitter, with quite a chalky feeling and mild metallic tang. Quite drinkable, but not one I’d have over and over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2006
On draft at the brewery. Very dark red in color, maybe even a little bit cloudy. The smell features strong malts and a roasted chocolate note. The taste is sweet and malty but it still has a good bite to it. The beer’s flavor lingers in your mouth for a while This is a really good red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Reddish brown appearance with a tiny head that left decent lacing. Earthy, caramel malt aroma. Medium-bodied with a peaty, roasted malt taste. Slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adrian910ss (2445) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pours a dark amber reddish color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is full of malty roasted nuts. Taste is malty with strong nutty overtones. Has a slightly smoked cigarrette aftertaste. Average at best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is faint sour nutty malts. The flavor is sour, nutty and roasty. Tastes more like a brown ale than an Irish Red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 12 oz bottle poured into a small goblet glass from La trappe (just bought the glass, it came with the Quad as a bonus). Pours a very dark red almost brownish. No head but a small lacing sticking to the sides. Smell is present - malt driven. Bready, sour sweetness of cherries and tangerines, and a roasty coffee aspect. Humm, even some chocolate. I am starting to "get" Irish Ales. This and the Hooker I had were both malt driven in subtle ways. Its not in your face but there. Taste is light well balanced in fruitness, coffee and sweetness. The aftertaste is amazing. A sweetness sticking to your tongue and cheeks. Nothing really strong but nice. Average mouthfeel and low bitterness.8/3/8/3/15.

Rerate, its been about 6 months since I had this, I feel like I am drinking from the same batch and it has changed for the better. The fruit flavors have vanished and the sweet chocolate flavors emerged. An ESB character with buterscotch sweetness is coming out as well. I am more impressed with the color, which is very dark but still red. This really is a good Irish Ale. 8/4/8/3/16.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark ruby-brown with a foamy but craggy and unruly light tan head-- the pint looked like some kind of science experiment. Aroma of earthy dark caramel malt, with some dried cherry or plum notes and a trace of yeast extract. Off-sweet malt, musty and muddy flavors, with dried fruit esters and some medicinal herb notes. A bit of bitteness on the finish, but not particularly hoppy. Medium palate, fairly carbonated. Generally OK, but I wouldn’t look for it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle as a bonus in a trade with Rudolf: Pours a deep red with a small white head that faded to a nice ring. Slight vegetal aroma with a touch of burnt toast. Flavor is nutty and a little bit bit of biscuits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (6016) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of rudolf via Secret Santa. Aroma is burnt caramel, nuts , and a hint of some fruit. Pours a transparent reddish-brown with an insignificant off-white head. Moderate sweet caramel and a touch of fruit up front. Hints of nuts, burnt flavors, and chocolate in the middle. Finishes with a light roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2006
On tap at Colter Bay. Pours a cloudy deep amber with a beige sticky head. Aroma is very sharp sweet dark crystal malt- burnt caramel and a slight smoke to it- with a decent citrus hoppy balance. Flavor was a bit too sweet and harsh on the palate despite its big body. Seems as though there was too much very dark crystal malt used.

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