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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Available mid March to June. Brand new for 2007. This beer is a classic red ale with a moderate hop bitterness, lots of hop flavor and a sweet malt body with hints of candy. Crisp hop finish. IBUs: 45. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/FullSailBrewmasterCalendar.pdf


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
22oz bomber-BNice ruby red body with a huge off white head. Aroma of malt, hops, malt, and hops. Taste of the same with a complete blend of the hops and malt. Nice mizture and nice tasting brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. My notes are like Chinese algebra at this point. Dark red pour, small head. Nose of caramel, hops, citrus and pretty sweet malts. Flavor adds a touch of diacetyl, with all of the other components there as well. Good carbonation, medium bodied. Good for what it is, but we did it a disservice ending the night with it after such great/big beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Reddish colour with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity and vague toffee notes. Malty, sweet flavor with a light hoppy grassy note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. Aroma is malts, biscuit, with grassy hops. Flavor is malts, toasty, biscuit, and a light bitter hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Thanks Bobo!!!! Poured a dark amber color, head is sporadic at best. Aroma is slightly hoppy, but there is a toasty component that I find appealing. Flavor is hoppy, but is a touch subdued. Maltiness does begin to show, everything just seems a bit tuned down.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Brewmaster’s Reserve 2007

9/23/2007: Full Sail Nugget Special Red Ale pours a dark, mostly clear amber color. It has a frothy tan head that leaves some slight lacing. The aroma has a distinct caramel maltiness with some hops. The malty flavor has caramel, hints of fruit/apple(?), and hints of chocolate/roasted malt. This medium-bodied beer is smooth on the palate. This is a pretty hoppy amber, that is balanced, but it isn’t anything special...

22 oz bottle (Alc. 6.5% by Vol.) from Haggen Food & Pharmacy in Bellingham, Washington. Rating #82 for this beer...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Tasted 8/13/07. 22oz bomber. Clear and ruby. Finger width of beige head. Maple plummy nose. Cinnamon and sugary bready aromas. Medium bodied with bready caramel flavors. Dry palate. Toasty bready flavors. Wonderful red! Mild fruity bitterness. Mild coffee acidity. Caramel and sugary malts. Medium hoppiness. Touch rye. Nice piney hop finish marries well with the mild bitter malt roast. Well done!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2007
22oz bottle - Pours a clear, deep ruby red color with medium sized tan head that dissipates rather quickly to leave a bit of lacing. Aroma has fair amount of creamy caramel, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla, along with a touch of citrusy hops. Flavor is a bit fruity/citrusy, with caramel, mild biscuit notes, bit of orange and pear, faint citrusy hops, with a slightly sweet but balanced finish. A decent brew, wouldn’t mind having again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to seek it out either.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2007
A nice amber that is easy to finish the whole 22oz. red hue, not much head, but balanced very well with hops. Would to see this with more alc. and aged in bourbon barrels!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2007
pour is a cloudy brick-red with a medium size tan head. smell of hops, caramel, and a touch of citrus, hay. taste is a bit sour, caramel, and a little bitter. pretty good brew, nice bitterness in the end.


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