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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8347) - 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 (1221) - 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 (746) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2187) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4405) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, dark red fruits, some slight toffee, earth, hints of a spicy hop, touch of grain, pretty much your standard red. Taste is similar with some caramel, toffee, nice red fruits, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy, and slightly bitter. Not very memorable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (1086) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Guerde (1221) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2691) - 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.


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