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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our interpretation of the American red ale style. Unlike most other examples of the style, ours is a dark, robust red from the use of 5 different malts. A blend of 3 different hops from 4 additions gives our Mesabi Red a full hop character.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdubesq (11) - - APR 9, 2014
Pours red. Hoppy smell. Fruity hop taste. Very little malt. Not a bad little beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with minimal head. Aroma is malty, caramel and some weak hops. Flavor is hoppier than anticipated, drinks very smooth. Nice amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (431) - - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 Labelled as Fitger’s Red. Dark hazy ruby red with a thin transparent head. Nose is mainly caramel, floral hops, hints of chocolate, barley and oatmeal. Flavor is caramel, floral & minor resin hops, nuts and chocolate. Body is fairly light is the carbonation is rather mild; Easy Drinker. Decent Red Ale but it’s not Fitger’s quality sadly.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bookman10 (587) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
The bottle I had was labeled Fitger’s Red. Not a particularly memorable beer. It poured a darkish red-brown, with small head. Aromas of malt and grain. Flavor was a bit off--maybe I got a bad batch?--but it tasted largely of cardboard and wood. Very unpleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (427) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle labeled as Fitger’s Red Beer. Reddish orange with a thin cream colored head. Sugar, dried apples, light nuttiness and light alcohol aromas. Taste is medium to lightly sweet with a dry finish. Medium body with a light stickiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle @ Greg’s house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a slightly murky reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Nutty, a bit fruity, mild caramel, sort of strange aroma. Somewhat bitter, herbal, leafy, toasty caramel, nutty flavor. Kind of weird.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Labeled as Fitger’s Red beer. 12 oz bottle generously given to my by my friend Derek. The pour is copper ruby, mostly clear with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is caramel malt, toast and a bit of floral herbal. The taste is caramel fruit sweet, touch of toast behind, then some earthy floral taste. Flavors blend nicely together, smooth. The palate is medium to light bodied, normal carbonation level, and a dry gypsum mineral finish. Quite drinkable, nice beer. Thanks Derek.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber red with a light tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet malts with a bit of a bread note and just a hint of light grassy hops. Flavor is sweet again, mainly with bread with a hint of caramel backed by a slight grassiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 12oz bottle, as Fitger’s Red, pours a bright amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, whole wheat bread, and slight hop. Nice amount of hop up front on the taste followed my caramel and bready malts. Not amazing but drinkable and decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a dark amber, fluffy white head that disappears fast. Lots of malt in the nose and flavor, a bit of fruit--cherry?--and a sweet finish. It’s OK, although the flavor is kind of muddy and a little sweet for me.


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