schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An American red style ale that is pretty dark in color. Mesabi Red has a full hop character to it. Overall, I think it’s a good beer.
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a dark red color, with a medium sized tan head which dissipates into a thin layer that sticks around with a bit of lacing left behind.
Smell is very heavy on sweet malt, syrup, molasses, dark fruit, and hops.
Taste is rich with sweet malts up front, more dry bready in the middle, and finishes with some hop bitterness. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and medium bodied.
Overall, a nice red ale. Not my favorite style, but this is a good one.
Ericular (596) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very nice dark amber. Aroma is malt heavy, caramel and just a hint of hops. Taste is more malty caramel, sugar, lightly bitter. A hint of stale hops as well. No date, so no way to know if that’s intended or not.
tdubesq (14) - - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red. Hoppy smell. Fruity hop taste. Very little malt. Not a bad little beer.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BeerKurve (497) - - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bookman10 (632) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Nsanders (488) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
deyholla (6595) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.