drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting, sort of. This is way better than their Marzen. Poured with some head and lace. Nice red color. Malt and again some circus peanuts in the aroma. Lots of toasty malt in the flavor with a bit of sweetness to balance. Has an unusual character of "old beer" though. Body is full. Might or might not order another.
twindadplus2 (601) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red color with a pretty good sized head. A lot of malt and dark sugar in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet caramel malt with a light herbal bitterness in the finish. It’s nice to see the Macros brewing something with flavor in it but this just isn’t my favorite. It’s way too sweet and not bitter enough for an ale.
tgncc (2891) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Any macrobrewery which attempts to to create craft beer get begruging respect from me, as if atoning for their sisn of forcing completely bland beer on the American public. Nice dark red ruby color. Small but persistent white head. The aroma is entirely mlats, wih notes of caramel and bread. Very pleasant. The flavor is true to the style: all malt, some sweetness resembling caramel, toffee. The finish had a nice bittering from the modest amount of hops present. Realy not bad at all.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A brilliant dark red color. Nice 1.5 inch tan head with pink tint. molases and sugar malt aroma. Taste is pleasing, all malt , a little malty sweetness. Body is medium/thick. Finish is a tiny bit nutty.
SODAK14 (294) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A darker red than most with a nice head. Really did not like bitter finish. Not a red I would recommend or buy again.
Derek881 (1016) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tall glass from the bottle to drink. A toasty caramel malt and barely aroma was most present, with a weaker grainy hops mix. The beer was a semi-clear, rusted-copper color with a big foamy tan head that had good retention and cling. The taste was sweet and malty with a bittering effect too. A thinner, watery beer with lower carbonation and a mild feel on the palate.
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a clear red color with a very nice (2 1/2 finger) head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Beer had a medium body, somewhat creamy texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish. The flavor was the same as the smell, just not as good. Overall, I just am not a fan of red beers and this one did nothing to improve my thoughts.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought as part of the mix pack. Poured from the 12-oz bottle a deep red color with a nice fluffy white head. The smell was of slightly toasted malt. Taste of caramel and toasted malt, with some sweetness in the finish.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.This came in a sample 12 pack
Wow a serious dark amber pour,with an offwhite head. A hearty malt aroma with some floral hop notes.Spicy malty flavor with a dry hop finish,pretty straight forward beer with a good mouthfeel and medium body.A good drinker,and solid offering for the price.
Reviewed on: 11-09-2008 16:27:54
cheap (4205) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hey, my first real rating since the notorious RB blackout of early nov ’08! And its another Michelob, getting as numerous as Saranac! Friendly sweet malty bready olfactory. Nice looking embossed bottle and this aint even a twist off cap! Darker than an iced tea and it has an orange colored tint. Not a whole lotta carbonation. Personality is not offensive or in yer face. Laid back with gentleman manners. A little burnt bitterness begins to build on the back of the tongue. Has enough ale personality to let you know it is an ale and not another lager. Well behaved and civilized like its euro cousins. Finish is somewhat like a gentle burned wood background. Yep, AB is getting to know the envogue beer scene.