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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale



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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Rally Drum Red Ale is an American Red Ale, a modern non-traditional style borrowing heavily from characteristics associated with more classical styles such as “pale ales” or “bitters.” This unfiltered copper-colored ale is brewed with a blend of Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 77, and Special Roast malts, yielding a toasty layered complexity. Cascade and Simcoe hops add bitterness and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (765) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Deeper amber pour with frothy off white head. VERY hoppy. On tap at RAYS in Milwaukee. Try it. You’ll like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft pour. The beer is a clear amber with a white head. The aroma has vanilla and toffee notes. The taste is moderately sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2015
A good middle of the road beer. Aroma was burnt caramel, stale beer and earthy hops. Pour was a nice dark gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little disappointing. Thin and watery...almost like a Stone Arrogant Bastard with less flavor. Decent carbonation. Drinkable at best

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5935) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Light barley aroma freaky consistency. Hazy amber pour with good head and lacing. Crisp barley finish. Tap at whole foods.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4900) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Cherries, some twigs aroma. Clear copper, thin yellow head, good lace. Dried leaves, dry, potpourri,. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Not a fan, perfumey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OsuStu (146) - - APR 25, 2015
Draft. Red amber with a white head. Significant lacing. Aroma is caramel, prune, and grass. Toffee, raisin, a bit of bitter hops, nutmeg. Filmy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (628) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
Drank from a sampler glass at the Electric City Craft Brew Festival!! Pours a nice amber, golden color. Decent aromas of hops and malts. A good brew, but expected more from Great Lakesi

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1714) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aromas of citrusy hops, bread, a little toffee. Hazy orange-red with a somewhat lasting white head. A little sweet initially, nicely balanced with the hop profile. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, slightly hazy reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of spice, grain, bread, some grass, touch of herbal hops, toasted bread, caramel. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, toast, slight pine, touch of fruit, lots of spice, earth, some caramel, finishing slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3152) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color with a long-lasting 1" beige head, full sheet of lace. Aroma smells sharply of citrus hops. Taste is full-bodied lightly toasted caramel malt that adds citrus bitters on the swallow, then finishes with a bump of sweet malt followed by lingering bittering. Nothing unusual here, but it is balanced, appealing, and easy to drink, laying light on the stomach. Good stuff.

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