rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear amber with a nice pillowy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are excellent.
Aroma is piney hops along with a toffee/toasted maltiness. There is also a touch of spice in the aroma, maybe cinnamon, reminding me of some winter warmers.
The taste has some piny/earthy hops along with a slightly spicy maltiness that reminds me of a rye beer. There is some toasted malt too along with a respectable hop bitterness that remains somewhat restrained in line with the style.
Again I am impressed by Marble Brewery. Every beer I have tried has impressed me and I can’t say enough about this brewery. They definitely fly under the radar but I am very thankful they distribute to TN. I think I heard that their head brewer is a graduate of UT Knoxville which could be the reason their beers are available here.
BeerWife (3) - USA - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So very true to style! Perfect session beer or for a kegger.
The aroma is wonderful and cereal notes come through
bunjes (2) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 15, 2009 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good red Ale by a nice Albuquerque Brewery. This beer has a nice nose, hoppy and bright for a red ale. The caramel malts are present and well balanced. My main complaint is the lack of smoothness.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy/cloudy orange brown with a white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, sweet malt, and bready malt. Flavor of bread and fruits, apple skins, caramel malt. Very bready with a crisp palate. Overall a great amber - less hoppy than Red but still very good and palate is heartier than most ambers.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Marble Santa Fe. Pours a clear, amber orange appearance with an off white head. Toasty caramel, herbal, light floral aroma. Somewhat spicy, a bit piney, tasty caramel malty flavor. A bit chewy. Nice amber ale.
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange-gold from draught at the brewery. slight white head and lace. Light caramel aroma. Hop bitterness tops the maltiness and yields an even dry/sweet flavor balance where the hop bitterness pushes through. Moderate carbonation accentuates the hops. A nice "amber".
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Full flavor - not the smoothest ever, but closely balanced with clean appley hops and caramel-enough malts. Good color too, an attractive orange-red.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Rating #15. Medium amber pour. Light malty aroma. Light toast and pretty clean. (1848)
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Good head retention. Well I think they got what they were hoping for-a pretty nicely balanced beer with some caramelly sweet nice and bit of resiny citrusy hops to make things interesting. Malt character is ever so slightly dirt-like, which is my only real complaint. Perhaps also a bit sweet.
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Marble Brewery Tap Room on Santa Fe. Pours a clear a amber with an off white head. Grassy hop nose. Light caramel malt flavors but with hop forward character. Light bitter finish.