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 itís a good beer.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, 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 (358) - - 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 Fitgerís 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 itís not Fitgerís quality sadly.
bookman10 (539) - 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 Fitgerís 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 (332) - 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 Fitgerís 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 (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Gregís 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 (3001) - 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 Fitgerís 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 (5385) - 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.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 12oz bottle, as Fitgerís 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.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. Itís OK, although the flavor is kind of muddy and a little sweet for me.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a nice dark red color, had a rather weird taste to it, not sure if it was bad or not.