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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as a stronger, more hop-forward interpretation of a traditional red ale. Red Wheelbarrow is not, however, a “red IPA” – there is robust malt character (think raisin and fig) on both the nose and palate that temper the abundant hop presence (think citrus fruit). Vitals: Color – Red ABV – 7.0% O.G. – 1.070 Malt – Weyermann Munich 1, Briess 2-Row, Victory, Chateau Special B, Chateau Abbey, Briess C-80 Hops – Columbus, Amarillo, Falconer’s Flight

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1898) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
picked up from my last trip east. deep red, billowing cream hued head. lots of citrus, pineapple, moderate bitterness. some malt. medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy copper red with large spongy beige head, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, hoppy taste, long finish. A very hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
500ml bottle courtesy of mikeq215. Thanks. POurs a hazy amber color with a big clumpy off0white head that has fantastic retention and oodles of crazy lazing. The aroma is big and bold with pine, citrus and roasted barley. The taste favors pine with toffee malts somewhere in the background. The palate is medium in viscosity and the carbonation is soft. Finishes long, dry and bitter. Overall: Fine Amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2913) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Got in a BIF from ZebraCakez. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/4/2014. Pours hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light toffee, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of citrus/tropical hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice red ale. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (195) - USA - JAN 18, 2015
A crack of the cap and a hop-fruity aroma wafts towards me, the ruby-brown fluid fills my glass to about halfway and then up comes the head, thick, wet and gleaming, easily taking over half the glass. The scent is heady, making me think of dark fruits for decadent pie fillings. The foam recedes, and I finish pouring the glass, take the picture and bring the glass to my lips for a first taste. Hops are very apparent in the flavor, but the malty fruit accents are predominant and seem to lean towards a roasted nutty taste as it warms. As tasty a beer as I have in a while, this has excellent flavors, and a gloriously balanced bitterness is keeping me interested in every sip. Boredom comes easy if a beer isn’t welcoming me with all it’s qualities, but this one has my attention! I taste the bitterness in the back of my throat, thick and rich...very exciting. The medium body is sticky and a little thick, the carbonation is perfect for carrying over the flavors and texture of this brew. The finish is nice; it stays a little, and then says goodbye with a smile and a nod and although it is big while it’s here, it’s finish is short and sweet and the physical experience is gone in minutes. The memory is lasting...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2015
500 ml bottle to snifter (bottled 11/25/14; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy fuller amber with foamy off-white head. Smells bitterly hoppy and malty with a bittersweet backbone alongside notes of caramel and a bit of toastiness. Tastes like it smells with a medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. A bit of fig as well. Could be lighter and dryer, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1035) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a vibrant red and orange with a nice think head. The aroma is mostly hops, not as strong as an ipa with hop aroma, but not far off either. The taste is a mix of the best parts of a red ale and the smooth hops of an ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3290) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours an opaque reddish amber with a huge off white head...great lacing and retention. Aroma is very hoppy and resinous...earthy with some caramely malts. Flavor follows suit...a bit too much roasty/bready malts for my taste but earthy/piney hops save the day...fresh and floral. Mouthfeel is medium and lively with a dry earthy/bready/piney finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
B.500 ml
Aroma: bottom of amber malts with nice rounded feel, top hop forward set up. Straight up, but works well.
Look: poured as clear dark amber with large foamy lasting cap. Thick lace covering on glass.
3+ Body/Taste/Palate: full bodied with soft textures. Milder carbonation. Nice, refined skill shown on rather simple formula. Good sugar/malt play with hoop plus body and water. It is what you would expect from MBC brand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lownote (131) - USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a bubbly off white head with a brownish red body from bottle into a wine glass. Aroma is fairly hoppy in a slightly citrusy way. Taste is hop forward with a tiny bit of sweetness. Not overly bitter, but tastes of fresh mildly citrus hops. Moderate crisp carbonation and a body that?s a littler thinner than medium. Feels a little rye and its very dry and crisp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (438) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle for xmas, thanks Nancy! Pours a deep reddish Amber, beige head. Aroma is toffee, citrus, grapefruit, bready malt, caramel, pine, grass. Flavor is complex caramely malt backbone with massive fresh burst of piney and fruity hops, Dankness. This is a really lovely red ale, when it's super fresh.

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