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Great River Roller Dam Red Ale

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Delicious malty ale with a hint of caramel and a peppery hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (82) - - 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
SrSilligoose (3217) - 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 (1995) - Clear Creek, 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 (1600) - Rock Ridge, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2013
clear amber color, moderate carbonation, bready malts with a little caramel in the aroma, flavor profile is similar to aroma. finish and aftertaste are a little grainy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pour is a clear red with a average white head. Aroma is not much else than some sweet malt. Flavor is a little better but not great. Decent malt but no hops or earthiness like you usually get in this style. Finish is bland and watery. Nothing special here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Ruby red with off white head. Good malty smell and taste. Slight herbal hops in the finish. Medium body and watery finish. Hops build up over time and start to over power the malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
16oz can pours a hazy amber with some cloudy head. Nose is weird, some carrot, a little mint, some tomato. Flavor is lightly malty, celery salt, tomato skin, carrot peel. Weak finish. Really strange and just plain bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
thin amber with large bubbled white ring. Odd nose, watermelon rind, bit plastic and red berries, pumpernickel with the faintest rubber cement. Flavor is sweet berries, light sugar and heft supporting. Very spritzy carbonation. As close to a fruit beer as a red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Can courtesy of radagast83, thank you sir! Clear amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel and orange peel. Taste has subtle citrus, some resin, caramel.

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