Reimer96 (840) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBAC day 8.Pours a rusty brown with a nice frothy light brown head that leaves lots of lace. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, chocolate and some earthy hops. Taste is caramel malts, toast, nuts, earthy hops and some light sweet chocolate. Not sure why there are so many bad ratings I don?t have any metallic off flavors and this is how an American red ale should be imo. Semi dry finish with a medium low bitterness, very refreshing and drinkable.
slimspady (129) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red with big white head. Vague malts. Some nuttiness. Palate is a thin and a little bitter. Day 8 of advent calender.
Malbers (9) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid red ale, pours a red copper, with slight head. Aroma of toast and nutty maltiness. Flavour is the same with subtle chocolate. Finish is dry and smooth, very light on the palate.
MunBro (8) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Advent day 8. This "red" ale smells metallic and not really drinkable. Notes of malts and citrus, I agree the taste was off. INCREDIBLY foamy. Took forever for the head to die down. Every sip turned to foam in my mouth. Would not drink willingly.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml brown bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar. An orangey red pour, clear. Fat tan head. Nose has caramel malt with citrus hops. Taste has grain, a bit of caramel, nut, bit of orange. Quite a light and plain finish, a trace of citrus. Seems a bit watery, not enough going on here.
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Day 8. Advent Calendar. Dirty very dark amber with thick head and lace. Aroma is dusty without much profile. Metallic, off flavour. Does not taste clean. Second mouthful is a tentative decision. Canít convince myself this was intentional.
RumRunner101 (556) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour. Aroma is roasted with smoke notes. Flavour has some smoke, chocolate, toast. Finishes burnt with a slight hop presence.
BytownJon (30) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red colour but nothing too scary. Decent ale with some nutty toastiness to it, but not too metallic. Could have had a bitterness to it, but the the hops take care of that.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent red ale. Some smokey notes and red malt flavour. Pours a medium yellow head atop a red body. Fairly typical.
MarkoR (425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a clean copper colour with a medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, nuts. Aroma is malts, nuts. Pretty good.