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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Workingman's Red is a beer dedicated to the workingmen and workingwomen who really sweat for a living. An exceptionally drinkable quality characterizes Workingman's Red, which has a deep mahogany color and a slight malty sweetness. This malty background and flavor is surprisingly smooth. It finishes with a toasty dryness and a bold, aromatic hop character that complements the sweetness nicely. The use of unmalted roasted barley reflects the Irish tradition of dodging British-imposed malt taxes, while adding depth and complexity to the ales character. Workingman's Red is flavorful enough to stand up to hearty foods like lamb stew and corned beef, but still quaffable enough to quench the mighty thirst of the workingman. Starts pouring March Grains: Great Western Pale Ale Malt; Great Western 120L Crystal; Flaked Barley; Briess Victory Malt; Hugh Baird Roast Material Hops: Chinook; Golding, Tettnanger Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.047; Terminal Gravity: 1.010; Alcohol by Weight: 4.77%


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2008
amber, hop and malt nose. surprisingly hoppy with a malt palate that isnít overpowering (i donít like malty beers). the hops are more overpowering and thatís what i enjoy

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Draught. Faint malt aroma. Poured a cloudy amber with a thin fast disappearing white head. Faint malt taste with a little biscuit. Flat finish, a little hop but not much. Not much going on here.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2008
Tap... Poured amber-reddish with a tiny head. Warm malt on the nose. Very sweet and a lot of caramel malt. Not much hops. Slight biscuit flavors and a roasted finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1/2/08 @ Old Saint Francis School in Bend, with Bikesandbeer and his Girlfriend Jesse. Lunch before driving to Sacramento via Mt. Shasta. 7th Brewery of the trip. Listed as special red, guessing its right with Jake65ís review. Pours golden orange with a bright white ring. Nos is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and a big old eh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (3373) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Draft at Old St. Francis: Pours a brownish red with a moderate beige head. Good, thick lacing. Nose is earthy with light piney hops and some malt presence. Tastes of earth tones, rye, citrus hops. A little light on the hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
On draft at Sherwood Pub. Arrived a hazy medium amber color with a trace of off-white head. Malt forward aroma, toasty with a bit of caramel, but nice floral hoppiness evident as well. Flavor falls in line with the aroma, more malty and sweet, but still carries a crisp hop tanginess and a slightly astringent finish. Medium body and tingly carbonation. This is a servicable beer and mostly pleasant to drink, though it does have what Iíve decided to call the McM house yeast character, adding a vaguely unpleasant taste.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7538) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Draft at the Queen Anne McMís. Pours a medium clear copper with decent light tan thin-bubbly head. Nose isnít exactly foul or overly sour, but thereís a bit of mysterious rye-like tang there. Not totally convinced itís welcome in the air, but it seems like a reasonable addition once you get around to drinking some. And when you do, itís pretty clear that this one of those beers thatíll get lost if you try to sip it, or sandwich it between too many too-fresh memories of really bold and accomplished beers. Itís got the usual smash-up of caramel and biscuit with some toast for an amber, and itís nothing exceptional, but given a cool rainy day (when the outdoors are daunting) and friendly service I could drink the shit out of this beer. Itís in a weird category in that simultaneously I probably wouldnít cross the street to drink it, either. I think maybe Iím just running out of fresh language to describe the well-built forgettable beers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (22692) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
Draught @ Lighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR. June 2005. Pours an amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of hops. Sweet malty flavor with some roasted hints. Dry malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2006
[Tap - Mcmenamins Light house Lincoln City, OR] A great red colored beer with a light hop aroma and a malty flavor. had some great charteristics and I loved the over all flavor. A good drinking beer after a long day working hard.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JorisPPattyn (9391) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
Draught at the Six Arms, Seattle Very hazy amber with greenish shine; no head to speak of. Bit sourish smell, malt, but not very outspoken. Again indeed a bit sourish, however faint, then malty, sweetish finish. Light, some grist-y slickness. Talk about a brownish beverage that looks like beer.


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