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Fulton The Libertine Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A libertine is someone living free of society’s restraints. Similarly, The Libertine doesn’t constrain itself with preconceived notions of what a beer style should be. Loaded with malts that include the UK’s premium Maris Otter and Caramel 60, and topped off with Rye to impart a distinct reddish hue, the Libertine is a malt-dominated red ale like none you’ve ever had before. It boasts a rich, indulgent body without being overly sweet. Conventional classifications fail The Libertine, but who really wants to play by the rules anyway?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfl1854 (2) - - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Good Red Ale from MPLS. Overall a very solid beer, good with food and on it’s own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2966) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Draft pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, fruit and some floral notes. Taste is malty with some sweet caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2015
The aroma is a great combination of yeast and caramel malt. There is also a sweet aftertaste. This is a very good beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4428) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
Very very thick and murky pour with two fingers of dense sandstone tan head. Nose is super malt forward with vinous and caramel big time. Super malty and feeling under attenuated. Full bodied with dark fruit and fruit skins and a weird oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (633) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
very tasty....tons of dried berries very enjoyable....wow.....:-X.......................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear red with a touch of amber and a near white head that dissipates it the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet grains with hints of caramel and light fruits underlying. Flavor is similar with sweet grains and bread up front with a touch of light fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Guerde (1233) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
(bottle) Kudos to Fulton for ditching the 750s (25 oz) of this beer which were priced similarly to what I picked up this 4 pack of 12 oz. bottles for. More ounces for a similar price is always appreciated. Pours a deep red color with a white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a thin ring around the glass. Aroma is a little better than the last time I had it and holds a decent amount of rye, toast, cherry hard candy, and cherry fruit snacks. The candy scents are pretty nice. The flavor yields a little punch of rye, but there’s generally just an insipid sweetness about it that places my taste buds in liquid limbo. This has to be one of the most stripped-down and pedestrian flavors I’ve ever encountered in a beer; it’s not offensive, nor is it pleasant; it just is. There’s a little tiny zing of hops and spicy rye on the finish to awaken the corpse of a flavor, but not much else aside from that. Mouthfeel is sticky. Again, I like the direction they’re going by dropping the 750 bottles for this beer, but the flavor requires a significant overhaul.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (213) - North Branch, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured from a 740ml bottle Aroma - sweet cherry smell - almost like a cherry pie Appearance - Poured a hazy think reddish color, very little head - quickly disapates. Taste - Tastes just like it smells, like a cherry pie. Nice malty backbone, but definately not too much malt. Palate - medium-ish body, good carbination with a solid after taste. Solid Imperial Red, would definately try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Growler into glass. Minneapolis. Appearance: amber/copper in color. Relatively transparent. Small head. Aroma: hops, grains, malted barley, Citrus. Taste: sweetness up front. Some bitterness in the finish. Palate: medium body. Good carbonation. Longer finish. Overall: decent beer. Hoppy flavor, but not overly bitter. Decent flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bomber bottle. Pours a very hazy thick reddish brown with a quickly dissipating head. Got a little bit on my fingers, this stuff is STICKY. Flavor is heavily malt forward. Brown sugar, rye, toffee. Finish is slightly fruity. Medium to full bodied. Well carbonated. An easy sipper for 8.5 ABV.

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