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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle in our Maui appartment, from Laguna Wines, 26/04/14. Clear chestntut brown with reddish hues and a big old beige Mr Whippy head. Nose is bitter hops, blood orange, light sawdust, Caramac bar, toffee apple, smoke, light pastic. Taste comprises bitter tropicana, red grapefruit, light pine intake, oaky twang, caramel malt, light spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, good dose of hop bitterness in the close. Solid stuff, pretty complex flavour profile with lots going on!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16537) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at the taproom. It’s a clear, amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma is wonderfully hoppy, lots of pine cones, some orange peel and caramel malts. The flavor is really bitter, almost hiding all the malts. Some caramel though. Pine cones too. Medium body, very dry. Long bitter finish. A bit one dimensional, but sure nice. 130811

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15600) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle @ J&C, Friday session, 2011. Thanks. Pours clear amber with a large creamy white foam. Nose is oak, vanilla and dark fruit. Fresh and fruity hops. Lots of vanilla and hoppy peach. Smooth body. Ends dry!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. Clear amber - offwhite head. Amber malty, roasted malts, spicy notes, berries, light rubber, light bitterness, citrus, caramel, syrup, toffee, light wooden notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14178) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a lastingamber head. Aromaof oak, carmel, tofee, lig fuittiness and light vanila. Palate was light bodieand crisp wit a dry finish.Flavors ofoak, carmel, toffee, vanilla and lght fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light oaked notes, woody notes, light Brett, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice dry crisp biscuit malt with grassy hops, light mineral notes, a bit of Brett, nice. On tap at Placentia location.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12959) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Growler - Flowery hops, with some pine and slight alcohol. Clear dark amber with a decent brown head. Earthy hops , nutty, spice and amber malts. A little heat in the end. Not bad smells better than it tasted, but still good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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