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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Caramel and roasted malts gives this ale its rich ruby red color. American aroma hops are added leaving this ale on the malty side. Bronze medal winner at the G.A.B.F.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts and hops, a really funky taste, not my favorite hoped for more...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
9/11/2014. 16 oz. can. Redbrown with a tan head. Sweet malty aromas with dark fruit and light hops. Malt forward brew, earthy with a hoppy finish. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (479) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On tap, poured into a sample glass. The aroma is mostly cooked caramel, cherry, dark chocolate, and a light citrus. It pours a deep, rich copper red - amber color. The slightly off-white head reduces to a medium ring with a thin, cloudy island. It leaves an abundant, web lace. The taste is a nicely balanced, medium bitter and sweet. There’s lots of soft, fuzzy carbonation. The oily texture has a full / medium-full malt body. It finishes with a caramel, burnt toast, light citrus and dark chocolate combination, which eventually turns to primarily dark chocolate and cherry. These two flavors linger in the aftertaste with bread crust characteristics.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
From can. Sweet malty nose with caramel and biscuit, light fruity hops. Dark copper amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Moderately sweet with biscuit, neutral fruit. Light bitter finish with smooth sweet nutty after.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1683) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
From a can in Grand Haven MI. Pours a rich Amber. Lots of malt and caramel. Medium bodied. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (380) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The aroma is malts, caramel. Pours a dark amber, clear with light brown head mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is a little sour then bitter. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Poured a dark amber red color with aromas of bread, toffee, caramel and some hops. Flavors follow suit with some malt and light hops a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Decent red ale overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Can. Pour is fairly dark... more of a reddish brown than anything else. Aromas are slightly nutty with some apple notes and a little bit of toffee. Flavor is very nice. Kind of a sweet and jammy fruit presence holds things together with a little bit of autumn leaves type stuff going on. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (645) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours burnt red in appearance with a thin, mottled, whitish head and a good bit of lacing. Nose is roasted grain. Taste is lightly bitter. Faint grassy note and a bit of a boozy cherry hint on the aftertaste. Medium body. Vigorous carbonation. Very tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (491) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival. Pours a deep red with a thin head. Roasted malts, caramel and mild hops in the aroma and taste. Enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2025) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Can: Burnt leather color with some vibrant, lighter orange hues near the bottom; moderately foamy, ecru cap fades quickly to a collar. Aroma is dominated with Caramalt; toffee & caramel candy, mild residual, crystal-like sugar sweetness, & just a touch of some vague, dark fruitiness in the back-end, I’m leaning towards raisin or prune. Taste follows closely; caramel malt bomb, borderline sticky toffee notes with a burnt toast flavor in the periphery. Very light brown sugar notes on the back of the tongue with a finish of heavily toasted, nutty & earthy tones that still have a deep undercurrent of malt sugars. I’d classify this as more of a brown than a red, at least based on aroma & flavor alone. For what it is, it’s pretty solid.


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