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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 13/20
Concealer (1038) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark copper with a big, foamy beige head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pine, grass, citrus, grapefruit, toasted malt and light orange. Flavor is pine, spice citrus, grapefruit, toasted malt, and light caramel. Medium bodied, bitter and slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (723) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Perhaps my palate is tainted by the 51st Ward The Krispy Karl I just sampled. This is very hoppy, but the malt character just isn’t there. Not well balanced at all. Take my review with a grain of salt, since my experience is atypical it seems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (278) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours with a thick head due to the bottle conditioning. Nice malt build with a very balanced body. Carmel and a bit of sweetness are whet I get from this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bouteille 12-01-2015. Superbe bière ambrée avec une mousse intense. Superbe nez de fruits confits, de houblons, d’agrumes. Une bouche savoureuse, mordante, intense sans être désagréable. Finale amère déconcertante, c’est ce qu’on recherche chez une amber ale; un équilibre entre les malts et les houblons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle - This one was a little too bitter for my taste. I like an amber ale that has character, but not too much bitterness. It does have a nice creamy mouthfeel, that I like, with some raisin and dark fruit notes hidden under the bitterness. Overall, solid, but too bitter for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from Maine Tap Room. Pours Amber with a white head. Lots of citrus hop notes on the nose. Big hop flavor on the tongue. I'm not sure how much malt is there but it's pretty flavorful with a nice amount of bitterness on the finish. Interesting take on an often dull style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (471) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Poured from a bottle, from Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro. Appearance is a light reddish brown color with a half inch light tan head. Aroma is grassy, earthy hop aroma with a heavy malt presence. Taste is bitterness to start things out, and then toasty, and slightly sweet malt comes in. Palate is a hop bite with medium carbonation. Overall, nicely balanced and very good representation from Maine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a dark ruby red/chestnut brown color with copper colored edges and a frothy, two finger yellowish-beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Good retention, possibly too much so, with signs of over carbonation. The pillowy foam head takes forever to settle and coated the glass with soapy lacing on the way down. Dank, floral aroma with a prominent earthy hop presence that’s countered by a sweet malt backbone. Earthy and spicy with resinous oils, grassy pine, spruce tip and fresh buds followed by subtle tropical fruit and malt sweetness. There’s a touch of grapefruit and citrus zest along with caramel malt, toffee, biscuit and vinous fruit. There’s a stronger malt presence than I usually prefer in hoppy beers but it works really well in the nose of this beer. Full bodied with a blast of dry, earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Sticky with resinous hop oils, subtle spiciness, grassy pine and earthy, soil-like flavor. Good hop flavor but not as complex as the nose suggests. A bit one dimensional and lacking the citrus/tropical fruit sweetness found in the aroma. Fortunately, there is plenty of flavorful malt sweetness filling this need and balancing things out nicely. Strong caramel malt presence with hints of toffee, biscuit, toast and subtle dark fruit sweetness. Really well balanced and easy to drink with no heat whatsoever. The malt backbone perfectly counters the dry bitterness of the earthy, floral hops. Similar to Zoe but more flavorful and better balanced in my opinion. I could drink several of these in one sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Clear red brown colour, off-white head. Hoppy aroma, pine, fruity hops, toast, bread. Bitter flavour, sweet malts, light red fruits. Bitter finish, bread, caramel.
(from 66cL can @ Milo’s place. Thanks for sharing!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (966) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Nice rich amber color with a rocky beige head. Aroma of hops, citrus juice, sweet caramel malt. Red ales really aren’t my favorite but this one is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
500ml bottle shared by Bvery...thanks! Cloudy amber pour with minimal head. Minimal hop and malt aroma. Taste is in your face hops but finishes really nice. Good stuff.

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