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Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 169   ABV: 5.63%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship beer, this is a medium-bodied, extremely smooth Irish style red ale with an evenly roasted malt character throughout.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattiasA (608) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Sample at Malmö beer- and whiskey festival. Dominated by caramel, but there’s just something odd about the beer i didn’t like and couldn’t put my finger on. Maybe the bottle was slightly old, didn’t have an opportunity to check.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3336) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Golden color out of the bottle with a foamy white head. Grainy nose. Some caramel sweetness, grainy malts and some dark toast. OK for a red.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Malty hoppy flavor with a quick fiinish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbuskirk (298) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
I really wish I could give this beer higher marks. I have tremendous respect for Thomas Creek and the work they do. Sadly, their flagship isn’t as good as some of their other beers. It’s hard to say that considering how perfect the technical factors are. The red color, tight head, carbonation, mouthfeel, and lacing are all faultless. Unfortunately, the flavor and aroma are on the weak side. River Falls does too many things right to write it off, but don’t expect to be amazed.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (169) - - DEC 29, 2013
Pours light translucent amber with medium head and minimal lacing. Aromas are sweet citrus. Taste of roasted malts and bitter grapefruit-like flavors. The beer’s ok, neither good nor bad. Wouldn’t buy again.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
Very thin aroma. Some light caramel. Similar flavour with some weak citrus hop. Dissapointing.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BackyardDogs (35) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Excellent red. Full of balanced flavor. Great beer to drink at a bar. Well suited for beer drinkers of all varieties. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Poured a nice amber colour. Thin head. Malty nose. Wonderful mouthfeel with a strong malt back bone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy and creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, pear esters and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward and dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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