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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
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 thatís intended or not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdubesq (14) - - APR 9, 2014
Pours red. Hoppy smell. Fruity hop taste. Very little malt. Not a bad little beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (520) - - SEP 13, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bookman10 (947) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (1002) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3880) - Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
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.

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