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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Medium bodied and lightly hopped, this Oktoberfest-style ale is brewed in tribute to the Red Jacket Mine of what is now Calumet and to the glory days of the copper industry in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Thanks to Skyview for giving me this one. Murky copper color with a thin head. Slight chocolate and toasted malt aroma. Dark grain flavor. Slight earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Picked up a six-pack of 12-oz cans at Trig’s West 70 Liquors in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Pours a clear reddish amber brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has some excellent retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel malt, a touch of citrus zest and fruity character. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated, smooth, creamy with a light caramel malt flavor with just a touch of flowery hops. Finish is smooth at first and then a light mild bitterness after the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drywallman (327) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Served up pints at Keweenaw Mt. Lodge. This had the dark red color and a reasonably long lasting head. The aroma was of regular malt with a little roast. Just enough hop to balance. It had a clean finish and could be consumed any time of the year for a not too light or too headvy refreshment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Maybe it is the "Red jacket" naming of this beer, or maybe the bright red color and nice white head formation, but in my mind a comparison was set-up between this beer and Leinenkugel’s Red (an old favorite) before my first sip...and it was not a favorable one. While I found the appearance of Red Jacket attractive, there was little else to recommend it. The beer had a mild caramel aroma but tasting like..........nothing. Combined with a slightly watery mouthfeel, there is not a lot to say or recommend about this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2006
5 oz draught sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Darkish amber-gold with a touch of foam....smoky/burnt caramel aroma, lightly ashy and harsh, diacetyl evident....lively carbonation in the caramel-sweet body, lightly bitter in the front and middle and turning tarry at the finish....some interest here but unbalanced and a little off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2006
On tap at the brew pub. Transparent, reddish color with a tinge of honey and a thin layer of wispy white head. Lightly fruity aroma of squeezed raspberries along with a touch of grassy hops. A bit of caramelly sweetness gives it a little malty character for balance. The body is thin, but respectably structured, bringing out some coppery malt flavors with a touch of dried apricot and mildly bitter hops. Overall, a well balanced lightly fruity, lightly hopped, relatively typical amber ale with a delightfully clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 Deep ruby auburn pour, with sustaining white head and quite sticky lacing. Lacks aroma. Smooth malty flavor with hints of fruit and caramel in the background. Silk smooth palate with creamy finish.

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