EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Might have gotten an older bottle of this beer. I found the hop profile to be quite stunted, and although I could tell there was a blend of hops in the beer, it felt muddled and lacked the full hop character that I would expect from an American Amber. A beautiful pour though, with nice ruby-garnet notes and dense white head.
lb4lb (2172) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from HogWildLiquor. Thanks!! Pours a dark reddish brown color with short lived beige head. Smell is a bit odd with red ale like malt, and some sourness and maybe darker almost roasty malt. Flavor is bland, dusty, and odd. Not really full flavored or particularly good at all. Some tea like notes, bland malt, low bitterness, and pretty watery. Thin body and very low carbonation. Not very enjoyable.
bluemooner (583) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep red color with a thin, frothy, white head. Rather sweet at first taste with noticeable hops and slightly dry flavor. Also tasted some caramel, malts, and some nuts. Quite good for a red.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle extra in a trade. Pours a red body with a white head. Sweet malty caramel, light fruit orange and cherry. Spices decent offering with rye in the finish.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 9/24/08. 12oz bottle. Thanks Keir! Filtered with a ruby amber hue. Medium ring of bone white head. Grainy malts aromas. Mildly soapy. Medium bodied with bright malts. Slightly spicy with a good dose of hops. Finish is lingering with cocoa malts and piney hops. Earthy hop characters. Good moderate malt roast. Tart yet sweet. Good rolling palate with a intermixed juxtaposition of sweet and bitter. Mildly cloying finish. Good caramel malts. Good woody, piney hops. Slight graham cracker and mild cola note in the malt profile. Very tasty and hoppy Red!
drywallman (320) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one was dark copper in color with a short lasting head that I sampled at the Chocolate Moose in Ely, Mn. Malty with a nutty roastiness and sweet coffe. Hops were barely noticeable. You could drink a lot of this.
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured gold copper color with 1 finger head. (not very red) Nose is malty and floral. Sweet malt taste then floral hops. Flowery and mildly bitter finish. Not a bad beer but not what I was expecting in a red ale.
Tripplebrew (766) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very hazy amber brown with very little head. The aroma is surprisingly present. Aromas are of malts and roasted nuts. Flavor is definite malts and nuts with sweet coffee and dark chocolate undertones. Surprising amount of flavor for a red.
WisconsinBeer (699) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep reddish brown color. Wow, this red has some bite! Nice toasty roasted malts, a bit of dark chocolate and coffee, and a dry hop backbone. Medium bodied. I really wasn’t expecting much from this beer, as most "red" beers are pretty weak, but this is a decent surprise.
junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought a six pack while staying on Superior North Shore. A very good red. Strong alcohol, it has some teeth but still but goes down smooth. The dominant flavor is roasted malt, with enjoyable hopped accents. I tend to favor crisp clean lagers, but when I go for a red, this is just what I’m looking for.