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Great River Roller Dam Red Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3377) - Leawood, 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 (1702) - 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 (335) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Ive 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 (358) - - 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 (3279) - 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 (2901) - Conifer, 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 (2434) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Can via box via FedEx. Nose is a weird sweet-ish, reddish, blah aroma. Im 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, Ive 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, Id drink this, but Im not gonna rush out and buy any more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1507) - 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 (3395) - 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 (518) - 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

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