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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Tasted 8/20/10. 12oz Can. Hazy with a dark amber hue. Layer of off-white head. Aromas of cereal grains and caramel with a subtle, sweet fruity ester. Nice nose! Medium bodied and full of sweet malts. Bready and mild caramel. Dry finish with a slight hop bitterness. The finish is mild with a mix of both bitter and sweet. Not too bad at all!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3115) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/28/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavor; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a nice malty amber ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3124) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2008

7/14/2008: Red Jacket Amber Ale creates has a pretty nice presentation after being poured from the can into a glass (one of my Samuel Adams Perfect Pints). It has a hazy amber colder (more towards the orange side of the spectrum) with a lasting, fluffy beige head. The aroma exhibits an attractive blend of caramelized malt and toasty sweet rolls (similar to the ones at O’Charlies). This beer has a medium body and is really smooth on the palate. The flavor is quite enjoyable as well. Muted caramel, toasted malt, and a soft floral hoppiness and bitterness (more toward the finish) are nicely balanced to produce a really good beer! The generous maltiness is paired perfectly with the light fruity floral and dry grassy hoppiness. I am quite impressed. It has a nice softness and thickness that coats the mouth well and is generally pleasing. Overall this beer is quite good for the style, very sessionable, and really exceeded my expectations!

12 fl. oz. can from buckybeer. Thank you much, Mark! Rating #12 for this beer...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1239) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Pour from a 12 oz can. Deep coppery amber color – fitting for a brew named after a copper mine. Thin head that lingers as a wafer of foam on the top, leaving ample lacing as the glass is drained. Nose dominated by hops. Pleasant and well balanced flavor – malty start with a decent hops bite to the finish. Though the can describes the ale as ‘lightly hopped’ a pleasant astringent hoppiness pervades the finish. And while the can also says it is an Oktoberfest style beer (???) it is nowhere as sweet. Very drinkable, very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuzz (761) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12 oz. For a canned beer it want down nicly with no tinny taste. Carmel, nut and slight hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a clear light brown, rocky head, and lots of bubbly carbonation. Malt forward, nice "bock" aroma. Light malt flavor with a hidden sourness. Medium-light body, somewhat dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AxelRipper (12) - Cowlesville, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Straight from the can. Taste is nutty and clean. Something about it makes you feel like you’re in da UP. Lingering copper and nut aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours a brilliant, copper-brown. Two-inch head forms with rougher texture (larger bubbles) than expected. The off-white-to-tan head settles quickly to a 1/4 inch leaving some Belgian lace behind. The nose has notes of bread and malt without any evident hop. Hints of dried fruit (raisins?) and caraway reminiscent of Irish soda bread. Medium-to-light body. Sweet. Singular malt notes on the palate. Highly drinkable and thirst quenching. Straight forward. Modest carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drywallman (338) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4557) - 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.


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