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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Broken is a promise...

Deceiving, double-crossing, and treacherous, Betrayal strikes a chord in the deepest shade of red. At first glance, she’s sweet and seductive, yet at the last sharp enough to curl your tongue. The allure of her dazzling caramel sweetness and scintillating aromatic hops is enchanting.
2011 Vintage: 8.2% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma with weak hints of caramel. Fruity malty weak hoppy piney caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is a nice amber color with a tan head. S: Quite a nice caramel malt backbone to the beer with a hint of bread and piney hops. Not much citrus, but a good balance of malt and hops. T: The balance continues in the flavor. Again, a good sweet base with some hops and bready malt to prevent the beer from being overly sweet. A bit of piney and bitter hops on the finish. M: The body is medium with a middle of the road level of carbonation. D: A pretty nice beer. Not my favorite red ale, but good flavors and balance that I don’t find any major faults or problems with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bomber from the Folsom BevMo. Pours a fairly dark ruddy amber with a 3 finger frothy beige head. Sweet malt, perhaps even treacle, aroma with something like earth and resin. Full bodied. Flavor is more sweet than not in the beginning, but earthy, resin, citric hop comes out a bit to help cut that back. So it finishes a bit on the sweet side, but not very much. No heat in the mouth. Overall this is a rich, tasty ale. Smoooooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, floral notes and citrus. Palate was medim bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, floral notes, earthiness, citrus and light tropical fruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering floral finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Malty - caramel, dark fruits, and some citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2016
An ok strong ale - hops and malt compete for attention with the malt winning out. Spicy, earthy and sweet. Good body if not terribly smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bomber from Whole Foods Plymouth. Pours turbid ruby/deep coppery with 1-finger, frothy, off-khaki head. Nose is intense barleywiney, with heavy caramel malt, molasses, hops, dark fruit. Tastes very citric, orange zesty, caramel malt dense, with a dense and complex mouthfeel. Like a hybrid 33/33/33 strong ale/barleywine/imperial red hybrid of sorts, this one is assertive, hefty, and not for lightweights.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
Deep clear amber-tinted pour. The nose has a really bright pine aroma along with some lemon peel and a touch of grapefruit and citrus. Bright spicy rye malt character. Lingering pine and a long resiny hop bitterness. A bit of soft lingering fruitiness on the back. Lingering peppery booziness along with a kiss of light lean toffee. Man --- like Founder’s Red or Hop Rod on steroids.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9221) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
On tap at River Rock, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and burnt toffee aroma. There is a rich amber malt flavor with a raspy dry finish. Great flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Ruby beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with pine, light toffee, and summer fruit. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with toffee and light summer fruit.

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