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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1577) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (6376) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavour is mainly caramel. Not much hop character. Thin body. A generic type of pub-ale. Bland. My last “free” beer at the BCTC 2006, it was getting late, the official session had been over for more than an hour but some brewers were still giving beer away to finish their kegs. I wonder why there was still some Aviator Red left?

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
saint386 (4) - Lancaster, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2006 does not count
Nice apperance. Aroma light but toasty. Flavor has choclate at finish but fruity upfront. Good session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Light coppery red in color with no head. Chocolately and malty aroma. Roasty notes. Fruity malty flavor. Cherry notes. Finish is roasty. Thin bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Light red with a small head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Some cherry, some cocoa with a nice, mellow roastiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby with an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt and grain. Light to medium bodied. Eh, it’s alright but not really my thing, it’s kind of bland and I need more hops in my Ales.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of roast, sweet malts. Flavor is sweet, roast, and a slight hoppy bitter finish. Good body, good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Bottled on 11/15/05 and consumed on 3/22/06
Deep burgundy-crimson, with some plum skin tones. Fairly vigorous pour yields a small, off-white head that sits at cover and ring. Smells rather fruity at first; cherries, prunes and a deep roastiness, not too dry, with ample caramel malt. The use of multiple malts seems appropriate and successful here, being able to pick each one out, as they don’t seem to crowd each other out.
The flavor is caramelly at first, with plenty of black licorice, walnuts, roasted malts (light) and a light melanoidin tone in the background. Almost black-currant like, but not as tart or dry as that sounds, thanks to a fair amount of pale/caramel malts. Great lacing all over the glass. A definite black maltiness to it, maybe debittered black malt. Hard, dark pretzel dough, cruncy and with a touch of sourdough-like notes, well aerated by the light, but ample carbonation. Fairly dry, but never lacking for maltiness. Smooth, lightly creamy texture. Playful fruitiness lingers on. No sign of alcohol. Had a bottle of this 2 weeks before and it was nothing like this one.


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