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Fort Collins Red Banshee (Retro Red)



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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A striking ruby hue and spicy floral nose punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a red hue. About an inch of foam on top. Caramel and light molasses in the aroma. Brown sugar and sweet nut in the taste. Just the right amount of hops for balance. Good mouthfeel and body. Not much stands out here, but the good mouthfeel makes a lot of the difference in a beer of this type.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown ruby body with a frothy head. fruity additive cherry flavor with malt undertones. Not a good blend and a bit metallic also. ouch, miss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Deep reddish-brown with a light tan head with nice lacing as it collapses slowly. Candy apple aroma, caramel, very malty with hints of artificial/medicinal grape or cherry flavors. Nice smooth feel with malts that hint again at the medicinal cherry flavor. A finish of light hops and a slight steely metallic presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Deep copper, almost brown, thick rocky head and foamy lacing. Bitter and hoppy, low fruit notes, alcoholic finish, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Pours a clear reddish amber with fair lacing and wispy tan head. Roasty and malty nose. A little mettalic penny in the flavor, but I attribute this to the bottle being a little old perhaps? Rerated as a red banshee. Same pour as before, but with more lacing. No metallic notes. Still mainly malty, but does have that spicy floral hop note. nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Clear copper pour with a fluffy off white head. Caramel malts on the nose. Sweet malty flavor balanced with a pleasant hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Copper/amber color with a medium tan head. Sweet and slightly nutty aroma with a hint of caramel. Smooth malty flavor with a strong hop presence and a dry but sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rds (230) - USA - SEP 20, 2008
A nice reddish amber color with a small tan head, noticeable maltiness, caramel notes in a clean finishing well balanced ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1379) - Montana, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Red amber color with tan head. Sweet hoppy nose. Flavor has a nice rich malty flavor with a nice bite of hops. Good sweetness with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle from Liquor Depot. Probably the most interesting amber I have ever had as it smells and tastes like a barleywine. Same tart hops, same nasty fruit undertone. I pegged it at 6 or 6.5% so that is also surprising. Not for everyone, but a very interesting specemin.

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