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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Serving: Bottle Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a ruddy amber color with a dense head. The nose is a mix of dried fruit, earthy hops, a little citrus, and a touch of caramel. Nice balance up front on the tongue with the hops winning out eventually. Medium bodied with lower carbonation and a lingering finish. A very nice example of an American take on the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1337) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Bottles and Cans. Pours reddish amber with a bit of a foamy head. Lacing died quickly after the head, to almost nothing. Aroma has sweet dark fruits and some malt. Quite American Strong-ish. Taste is of sweet fruits, some dark stone fruits, some malt. Medium bodied and sweetly stickly. Finishes mostly sweet, but not to a cloying point. Solid red with a lot of flavor. 14.2

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3267) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with small lacy head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, light hop. Taste is lightly sweet, malty, light toffee notes. Palate is well attenuated, rather dry, smooth carbonation. Very clean, very well done and probably an excellent Amber ale according to the style but I can’t shake the question Why brew this?

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Got a bottle while in Chicago. Pours a dark thick red. A thick coating sticky white head. A fresh fruity aroma that is very interesting and original. Almost fruity pebble like. Very nice. A very fruity flavor. Very nice feel and clean taste as always from this brewery. Fruit flavors all over this thing. A slight caramel taste mixed in. It has a little sharper and more full flavor. Still drinkable. Definitely one of the best ambers I’ve had. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (833) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at brewery. Pours cloudy dark amber/brown with off white head. Citrus aroma with malt dried fruit and pine. Flavor starts off sweet caramel malt and golden raisins followed by citrus and tropical fruit. Finishing with grapefruit. Excellent brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
9/27/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Red-brown with a tan head. Floral, hoppy aromas, so fresh and fruity. Dried fruit, malt, caramel and loads of hops. Everything goes together in perfect harmony. One of the best amber ales out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (698) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Grabbed this while in Charleston. Pours copper with thick off white head. Scent is a touch of citrus and grain. A little hop forward for my liking. Would like a bit more balance. Bottle - Bottles - Charleston, SC

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a slightly hazy copper with big fluffy tan head that leaves good lace. Aroma of big caramel masks and a touch of pine hops. Taste is like a nice malt forward IPA, bitterness is present, earthy pine hops, yet still nice malt sweetness. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontape (318) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle from Lukaduke. Poured gently and still have me a massive eggshell head, rising above an oversized pint glass. Some typical "red malt" aromas backed with heavy American hops. Caramel, raisin, pine, citrus all show up on taste. Balanced and well made but just a style I don’t get too excited about.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3919) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Grapefruit and tangerine nose, caramel accents. Cloudy auburn, thick yellow head. Whole orange, cherry and dried leaves, chewy caramel. Medium body, smooth, very light carbonation. Cask-like smoothness and nuances. Amber ales are among my least favorite styles because they are usually so meh, but I would enjoy drinking this all day, everyday. Fantastic and the model for this style.


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