kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Free Range Red Ale
Date: June 21, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy red, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and bread aroma with lots of earthy character
Flavor: bready malt flavor, touch of crystal sweetness, lots of earthyness, dry caramel, long bitter finish
Name: Free Range Red Ale
Date: September 22, 2009
bottle rating is spot on with the draft version at the brewpub
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
hopdog (8824) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish color with an averaged sized of white head. Lots of small suspended floaters. Aromas of toasted caramel and some citrus. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and a little bready.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Even more wonderful organic beers. This time a red with a significant roasted barley taste. All in all one of the better red ales.
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. An amber beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet amlty with notes of caramel, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Laurelwood Public House. Pours clear coppery amber with a lacy white head. Pine and toffee nose. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Sweet taste of citrus, caramel, bread. Softly bitter finish that slowly dries out.
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, red-orange body with a wispy, white head.
Smell: Faint, dry caramel maltiness to the aroma with a woody hop character and a touch of pine.
Taste: Dry caramel flavor at first, though a subtle, sugary sweetness eventually emerges. Earthy woodiness, light pine. Medium hop bitterness. Dry, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Why, what we have here is an acceptable amber ale.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent orange bronze with a clingy, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and a fairly fresh citrusy hoppiness. Body starts about average for the style with a decent toasty sweetness and resiny hop balance before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and smooth.
slugstout (18) - Zig Zag, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another quality beer from Laurelwood. Bottle from Johnís Market poured a beautiful red color with a nice white head. Good lacing. A little hoppy for an amber. More like a I.R.A. Still, a well balanced beer.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a damn near perfect red ale! perfct red in color with no haze or floats. Sweet, slight cherry aroma with some lightly toasted malt. Slight cherry and caramel flavor, balanced nicely by crisp, tart hops. Finishes with some residual sugar. This beer is great!
bhensonb (10816) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuit aroma backed by a small amount of floral hop. Amber color with a beige head. Near medium body with smooth carbonation. Flavor is light caramel with a balancing amount of bitter. Probably grapefruit hop. Pretty strong flavors. Like an ESB? Probably too much bitter for the style, but thatís a good thing.