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Tighthead Scarlet Fire Red Ale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Scarlet Fire is an American style Red Ale. The name coming from the reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead songs Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain, has a nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. The beer is brewed with American Ale yeast, and the hops are East Kent Goldings, paying tribute to its heritage as an Irish Red Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1564) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at the source on Spit Cup weekend. Pours brownish orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and a bit of light fruit. Taste follows, although more fruity than the aroma. Not exactly sure what irish ales should be, this is just a solid fairly tasty brew. 13.3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014

[ As Tighthead Scarlet Fire Red Ale ].
Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dsuty malt, spicy malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt - brown malt, sweet malt, spicy malt. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140516]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2014
Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, berries. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, berries, caramel. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (706) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is big on roasted coffee, chocolate, and some citrus and grains. It pours a dark and clear, copper red / brown color retaining a medium-thick white ring. There’s a moderate amount of micro bubble lacing down the glass. The taste is a light bitter with a medium-high malty sweet. An above average carbonation goes down with a slick texture. The medium, malty body finishes with malty caramel, light grass, and some citrus and stone fruit (peaches?). The aftertaste is very light, and mostly clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
[Tap] Darker red pour with no head. Low carbonation levels. Sticky caramel and biscuit notes in the nose. Toasted bread, caramel, hints of molasses and hints of hops. Overall bitterness is very low. Sticky mouthfeel, with a nice full body. Although I’m not a huge fan of the style, this beer is well made and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity and grapefruity. Smooth. Sweet. Lingering and roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3703) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Pours hazy copper brown with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with estery notes. Sweetish, fruity flavour, with notes of malt and caramel and bitter, hoppy notes. Sourish and sweetish aftertaste. An OK Irish Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (8514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Pours hazy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and hint of berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11869) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Hazy dark amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hop, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
On tap at the Beer House in Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL., and shaker served showing a clear, walnut color, with a nice layer of fairly persistent, creamy, soft white head foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was roasty, with a touch of smoke, nuttiness, and smooth malt. Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, low hop bitterness, and a mild, smokey/ tanniny astringency, the flavor seemed to wash out a bit, and lose some of it’s character, but was still very quaffable. Styled more as a Brown Ale, imo.

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