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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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?


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Autumnal brown with small white head. Aroma is dominated by red fruity esters. Really eatery. Red fruit, a bit tart, a bit of malt. Really odd beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6954) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Guerde (1183) - St. Paul, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (97) - North Branch, Minnesota, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (249) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (710) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a old copper red color with a thin tight beige film that fades to a tiny ring. Aroma is malty sweet caramel slight toffee and red licorice. Taste has loads of malt candied sugar toffee and caramel apple with a little spice hop and subtle bitter finish. Palate is medium to full slightly chewy and sticky with a dry finish. I like, but not mind blowing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mongo1965 (15) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Poured on tap at the brewery. Nice dark coloring. Rich malt flavors and lighter in hops than many Imperial Reds I have tried. I like the reduced hop presence. Overall my favorite beer from Fultons

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours murky reddish brown, aroma is light roast and sweet. Taste is pretty mild, roasted and toffee, needs a but more hops

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2251) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Sampled on tap at Fulton. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, syrupy, malty flavors. Kinda flat and cardboardy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (448) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap. Dark unfiltered red. Small head and decent lacing. Funky dark fruit aroma. Yeasty dark fruit taste. I liked the balance and slight sourness.


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