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Rockbottom Red Ale

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Rockbottom Red Ale
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Formerly brewed at Rockbottom Brewpub
Style: Amber Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust brew has plenty of hop and malt flavors and the rich red colour is evidence of the caramel and crystal malts used in the brewing process. A traditional hybrid brew given new life. Stylistically similar to a Canadian amber ale but it’s heritage is in the alt and oktoberfest of central Europe.


AaronBouchard's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, - JUN 2, 2010
On tap at Rockbottom brewery in Halifax. After having the rock bottom classic ale I assumed the red would be a similar counterpart. The red was full of roasted malt and bold aftertaste. I found the red a tad spicy, not much different then the red at Rouges Roost down the street.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klk343 (61) - - MAR 29, 2014
A clear amber beer with a sweet smell. A slightly burnt under taste. Citrus and malt. Toffee/carmel?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wordsworth (132) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Draft pour at Denver location. Pours amber with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Smells nutty and roasty. Tastes boldly roasted with a malty finish. I'm not a fan of reds usually but this isn't bad. The palate is pretty simple though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1259) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours a clear amber red with good lacing. Aroma is malty with a touch of nutty. Taste is smokey with notes of berries finishing with pronounced hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Light red clear on color with off white lacing. Sweet vandied fruit aroma. Palate is crisp and clean with a lingering finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Tap at DM). Deep red copper body with traces of a thin white head. Nose of oranges and leather. There is a sweaty leather finish with orange peel. The finish is off like old oj.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
robgibbens (414) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Poured at Rockbottom in Ballston, VA. Reddish amber color with a nice head. Lacing coats nicely. This beer tastes a bit malty and the finish is somewhat chalky. Not a bad brew but does not stand out.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
this is a great looking beer. great taste also. not a big fan of the reds but would have it again.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
Draught @ Rockbottom, Halifax, NS: Amber red pour, light sweet aroma. Taste is mostly caramel malts, not well balanced or offering anything elaborate. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
A red copper ale with a thin white head. A light caramel aroma with some light hops. In mouth, a nutty malt with roasted coffee notes, pleasant, nicely hopped and crisp. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 11 2009.


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