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75% American Red Ale, 25% Ale Aged in American Oak Barrels. A brash American Red ale, dripping with citrusy Centennial hops, mellowed by a touch of oak. Aromas of toffee, citrus, crushed herbs, vanilla and fresh-sawn oak. Complex!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft. Hazy maroon chestnut color, tan edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh Christmas trees. Taste is beautiful pine, fruits, lightly toasted edges. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, pineapple, caramel, oak, vanilla, toffee, toasted coconut, and florals. Flavor of pineapple, herbs, caramel malt, chocolate, oak, and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at the Funky 7, in Brooklyn. Pours copper-red with a thick, off-white head. Bready malt nose, hints of spices. Fairly sweet flavor, touches of caramel, bread, wood, herbs. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild citrusy bitters in the finish, some caramel, sugar, flowers and herbs. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On cask @ The Bruery. Clear amber pour with a finger of off-white head. Really nutty, bready malt nose. Some light fruit esters, floral hops, earth, and tea. Slight herbaceous quality and orange oil. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with lots of caramel and toasted bread. Bitter finish of tea, woody herbs, and chalk. There’s a hint of citrus and lots of earthy hops.
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2010 Total Score: 3.7
A: The pour is an opaque copper color with a fluffy off-white head that settles down to a thin layer. S: Sweet candi sugar (a theme with Goose Island’s Belgian styles), caramel, and bread in the grain/sugar department. Some subtle, but at the same time obviously present, spices. I seem to get some nutmeg and allspice, as well as some slightly grassy hops. T: The spices are more noticeable on the front end of the palate than they were in the nose. Bready malts and some definite sugar notes, but not exactly cloying. A light caramel note and some hints of strawberry and sweet citrus. M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation for a Belgian style beer, but not dangerously so. D: I was hoping for a bit more from this beer. It was good, certainly, but for a beer that is talked about so much, I found it to be a bit uninteresting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee.nPours clear dark ruddy copper with a 3 finger creamy off-white head. Aroma is very citrusy/grapefruity/hoppy. Flavor has a lot of oak, some mild roast malt, and a very great deal of citrus/grapefruit rind. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Hazy amber reddish beer with a small off-white head. Fruity metallic aroma, berries, fruity notes, some strawberries and chocolate. Metallic flavor, berries, roasted, hay notes, fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Cloudy copper with a small off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma with some green leaves. Dry and malty, slightly fruity flavour with a grainy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
@dstructos Daks Back-bottle-pours a thin off white head and hazy gold/orange color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/citrus/pine. Taste is wood, sweet medium malt-caramel/citrus/pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
clear dark golden / brown. smooth white head. aroma is caramelly, malty, rather mild. flavor is caramelly, hoppy, syruppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 20, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: mudy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light breadyness, lots of citrus and floral hops, balancing bitterness, light oak
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4


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