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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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We tend to do things a little differently here at Ritual, so when the call came in to make a new style Red ale, we immediately deferred to the full-flavored segment of the taste spectrum. We certainly didn’t skimp on the malts (after all, we used eight different varieties), giving this beer a multi-layered complexity of caramel and toffee.

Balancing out the malty backbone required hops, hops and even a few more hops. The result is a rich, layered, full-bodied beer bringing together a classically complex malt backbone with an assertive West Coast finish. 1.060 O.G.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4916) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
30th May 2015: live rating of a bomber with a beef curry. Poured three times into a La Chouffe tulip glass. Hazy deep amber pour, lightly tanned head. Hop front to the brew however the malty molasses almost balance out the bittering hoppiness, but not quite. Bitter and semi-sweet flavours battle it out in the mouth, I liked it: not the right beer to have with a curry but a very pleasant beer all the same.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38880) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Ritual Extra Red ].
Clear medium to dark red - orange amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty - fruity nuts, moderate hoppy, grass, funky notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel, nutty, funky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to lively. [20150102]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14158) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottled 650ml (AbM, 09/2014, lot LXR52314)
Deep amber color, good off-white head, lace. Semi-gusher bottle. Caramel, grassy hoppyness and hints of alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Even this is a bit old bottle, flavor doesn’t feel old. Malty, caramelly backbone. Berryish with hints of earthy hoppyness. Light citrus and caramalt in the aftertaste. Some alcoholic kick too. Quite typical American amber and certainly plays more with malts than hops.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4273) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle.Bronze with a small head. Creamy maltiness with a medium body. Slightly bitter finish and left lots of lacing. Interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8499) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
22 oz bottle. #4X001819. From alesbymail.co.uk.
From my advent calendar door #21. Hazy reddish mid-brown colour with a small light tan head. Sweet caramel, mild berries, mild hops and some maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet malt, cookies, berries, mild hops and mild bitterness. A bit watery. Utterly boring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10456) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
Klares kupferbraunes Bier mit viel beigem Schaum. Geruch kräftig malzig, hopfig, fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, sehr hopfig, Gewürze, Karamell, fruchtig hopfig im Abgang, ok!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, huge rocky off-white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly alcoholic, bitter, metallic, maybe some herbs or spices. Medium body, medium, firm carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (424) - - OCT 30, 2014
Small white head.. red colour... smell malts yeast... taste malts rust and herbs.. shared by dutch drebus..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4762) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear amber colour with a large off-white head. Smells hops, malts, herbs and spices. Tastes some hops, malts, herbs and spices, slightly weird. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (4905) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear, reddish brown, dark amber colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Rather expressionless malty aroma has a touch of red berries and wet straw. A minimally sweet, caramel malt guerilla with a fruity touch of red berries fights a forlorn battle against a plain, ignorant, soapy and bitter hoppy totalitarian regime trying to sedate the peoples with almond-like sweetmeat. For us Europeans, spoiled almost exclusively with California’s first-class products, this is an hitherto rare example of mediocrity.


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