Home >

Great River Roller Dam Red Ale

Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Delicious malty ale with a hint of caramel and a peppery hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2068) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Can - good size foamy head, nice dark red color, good balanced aroma and flavor, earthy hops and caramel malts, full bodied finish, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (2242) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Very basic malty beer. No off flavors and not much else either. Nothing but basic grain. Thin fading head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bkcaldwell (42) - - SEP 12, 2015
Had this in a beer competition. Nice appearance but blah taste. No pep or fizz. Usually like Reds but not this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3851) - Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2014
16 oz can purchased as a single at Beer Crazy in Urbandale, Iowa. The pour is a mostly clear golden orange with a 1 inch head that falls fast. The aroma is chemical grain malt along with some sort of weird floral. The taste is a not real fresh cracker malt along with the weird floral dry pepper spice of the nose. The palate is medium to light bodied with harsh carbonation and a dirty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a clear reddish color with off-white head. Caramel, malt, pepper, and some hop resin on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little more malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Iíve had this on tap at the Riverhouse in Moline with dirty tap lines or something creating an aftertaste. This review is from the pint can out of the 8 pack assortment bought at the Rock Island HyVee. It poured with a medium red amber hue and a short lived white head. The initial nose and taste is of a caramel like and slightly nutty nature. It gets a little bit sugar-chocolate like in the middle, but not overdone. It finishes with a slightly spruce like hop profile, cancelling out the slight yeast leftover in the middle. Very good, and very sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 16, 2014
Served: draft Look: Smell: Taste: fruity, bitter good. Feel: Overall: First drank: March 2012 Radio Maria Champaign, IL

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
big xo thanks to pepsican for tossing me this cred-packed rew. simple straightforward moderately sweet caramel with a grapedrank twang. an old woodsy vegetal note. bit of old grapes and raisin. not overly sweet. not really offensive, just not particularly memorable. seems more like a session barley wine than anything, which seem to be all the rage these days. may be a shelf beer for all i know.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Amber, dark orange and clear appearance. Mild aroma of pale malts, bread, light spicy hops, caramel, black pepper and toffee. Similar flavor, mildly sweet and lightly bitter. Average body, easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (4176) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Can via box via FedEx. Nose is a weird sweet-ish, reddish, blah aroma. Iím drinking from the can so tough to pick out what is there, but there is something that reminds me of wet dog hair. Taste is initially sweet, then a hint of roast, then some peppery hop flavor. Usually a roasted grain helps dry a beer out but it stays sweet though the finish, then just falls off into no where. Well, Iíve had worse beers. Nothing indicates any faults or flaws (besides recipe). Just very forgettable. But I guess most reds are. Would like to see something more. Maybe some more yeast character, fruitiness or something. I mean, if I were at a restaurant and they had macro lager or this, Iíd drink this, but Iím not gonna rush out and buy any more.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50