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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale



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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Rally Drum Red Ale is an American Red Ale, a modern non-traditional style borrowing heavily from characteristics associated with more classical styles such as “pale ales” or “bitters.” This unfiltered copper-colored ale is brewed with a blend of Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 77, and Special Roast malts, yielding a toasty layered complexity. Cascade and Simcoe hops add bitterness and aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OsuStu (99) - - APR 25, 2015
Draft. Red amber with a white head. Significant lacing. Aroma is caramel, prune, and grass. Toffee, raisin, a bit of bitter hops, nutmeg. Filmy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (403) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
Drank from a sampler glass at the Electric City Craft Brew Festival!! Pours a nice amber, golden color. Decent aromas of hops and malts. A good brew, but expected more from Great Lakesi

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1445) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aromas of citrusy hops, bread, a little toffee. Hazy orange-red with a somewhat lasting white head. A little sweet initially, nicely balanced with the hop profile. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, slightly hazy reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of spice, grain, bread, some grass, touch of herbal hops, toasted bread, caramel. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, toast, slight pine, touch of fruit, lots of spice, earth, some caramel, finishing slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2686) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color with a long-lasting 1" beige head, full sheet of lace. Aroma smells sharply of citrus hops. Taste is full-bodied lightly toasted caramel malt that adds citrus bitters on the swallow, then finishes with a bump of sweet malt followed by lingering bittering. Nothing unusual here, but it is balanced, appealing, and easy to drink, laying light on the stomach. Good stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it was awfully hoppy. Not a Julie beer. Taste like most of great lack bears. 1.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a clear light reddish color with lasting beige head and active carbonation. Aroma is mild, caramel malts, bready ale complexity. Flavor is same, with sweet toasted but complexity and caramel sweetness with hints of brown sugar. Medium bodied, roasted malt in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (688) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours brown with red and orange hue. White head and no lacing. Very unique brew. Aroma of toasted malts and dank...interesting. Taste is alittle thin, but again surprises me with a moderately dark roasted malts, hint of sweet caramel, and ends with tons of dry bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (843) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Growler pour. Cooper color with a nice one finger head. Hoppy aroma. Tastes of slight hops, biscuit and ends bitter. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Red pour from draft at Vaughn's. Tangy bitter earthy malty taste. Slightly fruit. Decent. Not my favorite red

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