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RATINGS: 36   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?


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1921) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750ml bottle from khoffman43. Pours ruby red with minimal head. Nose is muted with toffee and caramel. Taste starts with bits of citrus, mid stream toffee enters stage left and continues to the quick finish. Body is a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark red with. Aroma is a malt and grain blend. Flavor is nice with the booze shining through. Much better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1621) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On tap at Muffuleta's - boy is this nice. Dark ruby pour with a light white head. Malty nose, a heavy red ale that coats your mouth with a nice balance of malt and hops. Really nice! If this was $6 in the stores I would be buying a ton of it!!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atom (1357) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2012
750mL bottle pours a clear ruby/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel malts, rye, with fruits and a slight sour aspect. Taste of sweet caramel malts, rye, grains, dark fruits, with a bitter alcohol finish. It’s almost drinkable, yet nothing special, until the end. Gross.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Guerde (1175) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Sampled this at The Dabbler yesterday. A very pleasant beer and surprisingly easy drinking for an imperial red.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
My favorite Fulton beer. I love these unique fusion brews. Had from bottle and tap at brewery. Prefer the tap. Intense flavors with the great red coloring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (986) - 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

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (891) - 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.


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