maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of butters on 01/31/2011. Clear copper body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet tea-like aroma with some dry malt. Dry malty flavor, some tea-like notes and some slight wild hints. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
bartlebier (1074) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught samples + aprŤs bottles@source& on the road during & after brewery tour 23viii13. Round and tasty red/amber ale, toasted malts coupled with matching red pepper & earthy hops, lean palate, slight ABV edge. Together with the seasonal ImpStout and the "Stein" easily the more memorable of all Lakefronts sampled.
TheOneAfter909 (22) - Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not usually a fan of red ales, but this one is pretty good. Hoopy to start then immediately the malt and fruity tastes come. Nice aftertaste.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (bottled on 3/25/13)
Aroma: Biscuit, bread, slight citrus
Appearance: Cloudy red with foamy white head
Taste: Biscuit, wheat bread, slight bitterness
Palate: Medium body, slightly bitter and dry finish
Overall: Not bad; very malt forward.
suprchunk (1926) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Red pour. Small off-white head. Big bready malt aroma. Some hops. Citrus. Hoppy flavor with some malt lingering. Pretty good.
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tmongoose (1027) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark red but not opaque. Off white head. Nice aroma of malt that is roasted and hops. The flavor for an amber is bodacious and wonderful. Not an amber fan but this beer clearly is a step above the rest. Nice pine hop flavor with undertones of malt and caramel. Solid beer all the way around.
ttoadee (505) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, thin toffee head. Nose is caramel malt. Bittersweet. Middle is bread.Finish is pine and roasted barley.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one calls itself Fixed Gear American Red Ale. Pry off caps, this pours a rich red amber with a medium to small head, however the head never fully goes away, nice lasting bubbles. Also notably cloudy as an unfiltered brew in appearance. Canít smell very much from it. Taste is bold yummy roasted malt quite nicely balanced with some hops noteable, a bit dry. Excellent flavor, good drinkability, not really sweet and not too hoppy, I hate strong hoppy beers.
Surprisingly balanced. 10 bucks a sixer in Chicago suburbs. Brewery is in nearby Milwaukee.
Thewade (260) - USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge fan of red ales (amber ales), but this is pretty good. Slightly hoppy enough to drink a few.
keanex (1223) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly hazy mahogany body with a creamy tan head, a bit short though.
Aroma: Complex malts of toast, caramel and brown sugar, a touch nutty even, with a light hop presence of oranges.
Taste: Sweet caramel and fig greets the tongue initially, followed by hints of brown sugar and a slight musk. Overlying the malts is a slightly spicy, slightly earthy hop presence. The finish is semi-dry with a lingering clove like medicinal presence.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This just isnít very enjoyable, the finish ruins the beer, but even before then itís a mixed bag.