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RATINGS: 112   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Had in 12oz bottle. Nice basic red....good malt flavor it it. Nice and smooth.....had to drink out of a bottle, so no idea on color or lacing. Overall a good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnokk (422) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2016
APPEARANCE- Reddish tinted amber color. Good head retention but no lacing. NOSE- nicely malty, slightest bit of hop bitterness. FLAVOR- surprisingly complex. Malty sweet start which seamlessly gives way to just a touch of bitterness in the finish. That slightly bitter beauty stays on my tongue for quite a while after I finish the sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tranquillity (1721) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Bottled. Hoppy aroma. The taste is musty, it’s actually a nice impression of an Irish beer but tastes like it has more alcohol than 4%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Tap @ Schwabl’s. Copper with oatmeal head. Smells dark dry fruity and wheaty. First set, then a light hop character kicker in. a tad watery and wheaty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gatorfan84 (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
Great tasting beer. It’s more of a brown ale than an Irish red. It has a subtle taste of unsweetened iced tea / coffee. I was impressed by it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
I don’t know what an Irish ale even is but this is a pretty good brown or amber. It is a nice garnet color with a thin but long lived had of fine bubbles. It is a touch roasty with some nut and toffee notes. This struck me as a bit metallic or oxidized at first but that seems to wane quickly as you drink it. This is fairly light on the palate with moderate carbonation but still rather full flavored. Some dark fruity notes cine out in the finish along with a solid bit of bitterness. This is definitely one worth trying for fans of whatever style this is.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (1026) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
This ale poured a deep red colour with a minimal head. Scents include light hop, malt and... not too much. First swig was medium bodied with nice malt flavours and a light hop. Finish is malty with very light smoke. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9225) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"big malty nose and flavor. not as dry as the traditional style calls for, but it is fuller bodied...a nice trade-off if you ask me. overall, the lack of hop presence made the overall impression lacking a bit, but it was an enjoyable beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2197) - - MAY 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-11-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a nice mahogany color with a white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a persistent film on the top of the brew with some moderate lacing. Smell – The smell was largely of roasty malt with some toffee and caramel sweetness. Taste – The taste is very similar to what was detected in the nose. There was a roasty malt flavor up front. Some sweeter flavors of toffee and caramel develop in the middle of the taste. These sweeter flavors persist, but toward the end are again dominated by a more roasty flavor which lingers on the tongue well after the brew is gone from the mouth. Mouthfeel – Creamier then the average beer of its strength with a lighter to moderate level of carbonation. The body feels nice on the tongue and allows the roasty tastes to really permeate the tongue. Overall – Easy drinking and affordable. It is somewhat one-dimensional, but overall makes for a good session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5738) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
On tap at the Waterstone Grill, Hamburg, NY. Reddish copper in colour; fruity malt aroma; soft malty taste; with a gentle bitterness to finish. A pretty good imitation of an Irish red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2842) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Brownish/Dark Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing S: Chocolate, Toffee, Light Malts T: Mild Chocolate, Mild Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery, Metallic Overall, looks a hell of a lot better than its tastes.

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