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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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• Beer Type: Double Red Ale

Aorta Ale is a double red ale that indicates an intensity of flavor simply by its dark reddish-brown appearance. Subtle aromas of candy, brown sugar, and toasted malt are released from the depths of this full bodied beast. Raisins, figs, and burnt caramel are among the sweeter and more forward flavors. It finishes with a roasted cocoa like bitterness, which is magnified by the high alpha hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3515) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Hazy brown of color with an orange head. An aroma of caramel, appels, bitter and sweets. A flavor of raspeberries, dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1628) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
Perfect blend of red/amber malt sweetness and fruity hops. Smooth, solid mouth feel. Very slightly cloudy, beautiful red color. Should be full time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1639) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Tasting @De Molen
Clear reddish appearance, off- white head. Aroma has rye and some wood. Taste is a lot of rye, it’s rather sweet and hoppy. Ok body and carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
Bottle at monthly tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of sugar, fruity, brown sugar, aged hops. Flavor is sugary sweet, malty and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3967) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 10, 2012
Brown, creamy beige head. Dry fruit, sugared melon, rye bread. Taste is more rye. Fatty, sugary taste and a body to support it. Dead hops in the end. Bit dusty maybe. Good malty base, really nice brew. (At the De Molen tasting)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is rye, hops, more rye, caramel. Flavour is quite bitter of rye and hops, then some malt and caramel sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
48FanInCali (772) - California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Decent malty nose with fruit and spices. Taste was nearly undrinkable like many other Shorts brews. Not sure what is going on with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2012
Appearance is a nice red as the names suggests. Smells hoppy and like rye. definitely some dry malt in there. Taste is dry and hoppy. Pretty nice beer. There are definitely some spices in here as well. Coats the mouth. Kind of a thick beer. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2309) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
Pours dark ruby red with little head. Big hop aroma. Very floral and fruity. Hops hit hard at first, very floral and grassy. Then turns a little fruity and spicy and ends with the taste of caramel malt. Very dry finish. I don’t usually like reds very much but I really like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3583) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Deep, rich red pour with a large tan head. Aroma of citrus, rich red cake, sweet malt, caramel, some pine and grapefruit. Flavor is rich, with a strong hop notes, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light cherries, some toffee. A bit of chocolate. Nice, medium heading towards full bodied, appropriate carbonation, finishes with a sharp spike of citrus hops. Good beer. Though, I expected as much.

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