bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rating #814 - December 9, 2013 - Beer 8 from the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Bottle 5% Clear amber colour with a bubbly white head. Trie Aroma is caramel and hint of citrus. Taste is mild malty sweetness and a little earthy hoppy note, drying out the finish. Not noteworthy in any case, indistinguishable from larger production red ales (Keiths, Rickards, etc.)
hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Advent calendar. Very average red/amber ale. Pours like beer. Looks like beer. Tastes like beer.
JeanDuteau (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A browner beer than I expected, given that it is named House Red and is an Amber Ale. It had a very sweet smell that was intriguing. The taste was darker than I expected with chocolate overtones and a slight bitterness. It had a slightly unpleasant aftertaste but overall was an enjoyable ale.
andrewturba (891) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 8 playing catch up on day 9... Pours a hazy deep copper/brown a creamy dull white head and a little lace. Aroma is caramel, nutty, buttery, and moderate sweetness. Flavour is caramel, toast, faint chocolate, carbonation is a bit high, medium stale herbal/citrus/earthy bitterness. Fairly average beer.
dresden (725) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rusty brown and clear with a big head that laces a lot. Aroma is light, but its mostly a light malt, slightly floral hops. Taste is a nutty malt base, with a medium bitterness and a watery palate. Itís a good amber, easy to drink a lot of this Iím sure.
Reimer96 (1016) - 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 (158) - 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 (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
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 (110) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
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 (2358) - 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.