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H.C. Berger Red Banshee Ale

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, ruby-red ale, this "wailing good" brew has a robust, nutty flavor and an enticing hop aroma.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Had this beer on 2/11/1998. Color is a deep rich red, good carbonation and nice head. Aroma is a mild scent of toasted malts, no noticeable hops. Taste is a heavy but smooth flavor, it stares off with a creamy body full of roasted malt flavors. Goes down well and finishes buy leaving you with a nutty malt taste and a slight hop bitterness. Its a very well rounded beer with rich flavors all the way around. This would be a good beer any time youíre in the mood for a nice full flavored beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
12oz bottle- A medium amber body with a good head and an aroma of malts and slight hops. Taste of the same with a little more hops than malt.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/13/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Athens

Dark rusty amber, off-white head, rich malt aroma, rich dry malt flavor, a touch of bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Yes, I have found some old notes. Rudy copper color with a moderate off-white head. Simple caramel aromas along with a touch of raisins and floral hops. Flavors follow aromas in simplicity, but things are a touch dryer than the fruit and caramel suggest. A bit like dry toast.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
spleeman (1) - USA - APR 14, 2005 does not count
Oh, come on! This is beyond doubt the worst beer Iíve ever tasted. Itís filth. The stench alone is enough to turn most stomachs.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Reddish brown with a very thin head. Nose is slightly vinous, slightly sour with a hint of toffee. Flavor is earthy and slightly medicinal. Not one of my favorites.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Panzuriel (1281) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Very strong hops in the nose and the sip. Very overpowering. Not very appealing, not my style admittedly. Good appearance and mouthfeel. Just too hoppy for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Ruby red in color with a thin head. More malt than hops in the aroma. Reminds me of Killians red, the Coors version. Not bad if you like the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3030) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Not really bad, but not exactly good. The appearance was nice with a big fluffy head that lasted for a while and seemed really dark for this color of a beer. The beer was dark for an amber, verging on brown. The aroma had me thinking this would be something worth drinking, nice sweet malt, slight fruitiness, but the flavor was a little bland even ending up a bit dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Deep amber red colour. Fruity esters are too strong in the aroma. Flavour is overtly malty and fruity with a hint of chocolate malt, it definitley needs some more hops to balance. I agree with TrappistAlesRules in that this is reminiscient Of Mad River Jamaica Red. But I think that is a bad thing.


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