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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?


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (412) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap at Northbound Smokehouse. A better than average red ale with a strong amber appearance. Light on the lacing but still strikes a fresh visual. Tastes mild without much aggression. More malt than hops but decently balanced. Aftertaste not its strong point...definitely leads with its best foot forward. A good option from one of the best MN breweries.

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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1962) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2012
amber pour with a medium almost tan head. aroma is toasted malt. Fairly one note but not unpleasant. Flavour is sour-ish graininess combined with toasted malts, somewhat bready rye finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (839) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Murky brown. Sweet malt on the nose. Caramel malts balanced with prominent hops. Some dark fruit flavors too. Soft mouthfeel. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1956) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (711) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7003) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Sweet nose. Some sweetness in the taste along with some plum and dark berry flavors. Its good but not great

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1051) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (663) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a reddish-yellow/orange with smallish head. Aroma is dominated by malt and grain. Flavor is malty, a bit sweet (though not too much), with a rather unpleasant aftertaste, almost like paper or cardboard. There’s a "boozy" undercurrent to the flavor as well. It’s interesting, but not something I’d want to buy another bottle of.


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