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Stallhagen US Red Ale

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Brewed by Stallhagen
Style: Amber Ale
Godby, Åland, Finland

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our brewmaster, Mats Ekholm, was inspired by the red brown granite of the Åland islands when he developed Stallhagen US Red Ale.

Before Prohibition, American Red Ale was a popular variation of the Irish Amber ale in the US. This top-yeast beer was made of domestic, American raw material. The ale is relatively light but clearly hopped with definite aromas of dried strawberries. The full bodied taste has notes of coffee with smokiness from roast coffee.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2623) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Tap at Olutupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 12112011. Colour is cloudy amber with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, floral, hops and malts.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a beautiful red. This beer isn’t actually from Finland but from the self governing Aaland islands (why the Faroese are a separate country in here and Aaland not, I don’t understand). The beer looks very good, but I thought it was too watery, too sweet and with sub standard hop taste. A bit metallic actually.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_est_deus (595) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
Klar, bärnstens röd med orange-ljus brunt skum. Doft: Jord, bränt socker, malt, gräs. Smak: Malt, karamell, söt mandarin, gräs, växter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (320) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
From tap. Nice red colour with white quite thick head. Aroma is complex with citrus and grape hints.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (997) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
.33l bottle from Alko Halikko Pours hazy red with low head. Aroma is hops, yeast, malts, some grape fruit. Flavor is hops, malts, citrus fruits. Fruity. Some berries. Dry nice palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kahuna1337 (41) - Mariehamn, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Colour is clear, amber, white foam, frothy. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy. Flavour is malty with a little caramel. Medium bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, long bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2907) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Bought on a ferry bound for Finland, had at home.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, fruit, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, hops, some citrus and caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2014
33 cl, bottled. Pours clear slightly pale ruby with a fine beige head. Aroma: Canned mushroom and fruits. Hints of dung. Malt. Taste: Sweet, almost candy sweet. Some bitterness. Not bad. Flavourwise some malt, bread. Berries. Palate: Near medium body, decent. Noticeable carbonation. Ok.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leini (726) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber body with a huge crown. Loads of lacing. Tropical fruit, slightly roasted malt, strawberries, dried fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markusvilhelm (1) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
Clear coffee and toastiness. Alcohol clearly but pleasantly noticeable, hazy amber color, frothy head, medium bitterness, lively carbonation, long bitter finish. Very well balanced beer.


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