sfontain (822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Kroger Bridge St. Ruby pour, white head, light lacing. Aroma red fruit, floral, spicy, cola, bubble gum. Flavor caramel, spicy; moderately sharp bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Well done red amber, modestly above average in just about every way. Solid and pleasant.
Drjohnrock (477) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Fort Collins sampler 12 pack purchased at The Party Source. Dark amber/copper color, nice firm malty aroma with fruit notes, tastes like it smells only a bit better. Very good brew for style. Tasted on July 5, 2014.
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle tasting. Bright red with small offwhite head. Sweet malt over lite hops and spice. Plain.
tmoreau (2636) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a clear & bright, coppery amber color, with a decent layer of tan head foam that was quick to reduce to a bubbly film, but left a lot of clingy, waves & foamy patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma was initially, light grain, soft malt, sweetness, and esters as dried fruit, with a hint of artificial cherry. Again, as with my experience with the Major Tom, the nose turned a bit, showed more ripened fruit, and revealed a hint of cardboard, after rehashing halfway through the session. Light to medium bodied, with presentable carbonation, the taste didn’t seem to be affected as much by the off notes, as it presented esters, plus a moderate, earthy hop bitterness that possessed some lingering nature, a little sweetness, and a bit of malty creaminess to the mouthfeel. No dating on the bottle, but purchased recently. Saved somewhat by the fair flavor presentation.
Diablokev (159) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is light maybe of hay. The appearance is ruby with cream head. The taste is a bit bland, only ok. Easy to drink, overall just ok
Tmr (37) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Boulder Colorado
A: Dark reddish brown - 1 finger of an off-white/tan head- not much carbonation - good lacing and legging
S: toasted sweet malts - fruity raisins/dried fruit - toffee
T: brown sugar - slight hops
Body: sweet - earthy
TThumper89 (11) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle into a beer mug. 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. Good, mildly malty sweet, refreshing summer beer.
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Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A smooth and sweet beer. Some reddish malt flavors in the middle. Finishes sweet. Light.
liquidbread86 (41) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice red ale. Good balance of hops and malt. Exceptionally refreshing; good for a hot day.
flip_soeperman (652) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really dark red burned sweet beer. Almost like a burned caramel aroma, with sweetness, not cloyingly, but sweet. Not a very nice beer to drink.
swesson (260) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a light ruby red, creating a medium-white head. Nice lacing up the glass. Smells of sweet caramel, hops.
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