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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft at park tavern in Chicago. Dark red pour with fluffy white head. Malty deep rich aroma. Flavorful beer. Somewhat nutty, slight bitter and dry aftertaste. Really like this

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiskeyrocks (57) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Deep deep amber red color. Sweet caramel smell. Amazing flavor with carmal and hops. I really like this. Red irish ales are some of the best classic beers

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Red-amber with good, foamy, beige head / Light nose of toast, soap, and citrus / Medium body, soft carbonation, dry and hoppy, with bitter finish / Mild flavors of toast, biscuit, and dark caramel, with citrus notes / A clean, simple, hoppy ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
On tap at Blackfinn in Mount Prospect. Pours hazy dark amber with nice thick off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus. Flavors of thick chewy toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus note. As far as red ales go this was pretty solid. Will seek out more brews from this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Had at the Grafton in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Poured a nice red color. Smooth with good malt character. Nicely hopped. A good balance and a decent drinking beer. Would have again.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had on tap at the new Park Tavern in Rosemont. Served in a shaker pint. A: Pours a semi dark brown color, a little darker than expected. A thin, off-white head forms on the pour and recedes a thin ring. S: Toffee malts and slightly smoky. There isn’t much in the hop department, but there is some subtle background grass. T: Much like the nose. Heavy on the sweet caramel malts and roasted malts. Light green grass with a mild piny bitterness. The finish is sweet toffee with a hint of smoke. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Smooth and sweet on the finish. Pretty drinkable. O: I would have like a little more hops a la Lagunitas Imperial Red, but this was still a solid take on the style. The malts are definitely the star of the show. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 08-20-2012

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
Nice foam, amber color, good lacing. Hoppy aroma. Taste is big hops. A little malt in the middle then more hops. Nice beer. Easy drinking. More beer please...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Mundelein, IL). Pours a gorgeous rich copper pour, fiery orange amber red edges with many hues. Firm haze, rich glow. A frothy whitish head sits atop with a firm film, laces average overall. Aromas are gentle toast and touches of mellow sweet caramel. Some biscuits, bread, and gentle floral and mellow earthy hops. A kiss of citrus, hitting with some mellow life. Initial is ligher bodied, the heavier end, if that makes sense. Crisp toast and biscuity malts, bread, gentle touches of soap and floral hops. Some wafts of citrus, mellow bitterness yet mellow sweetness. A drinkable Red without a real defining feature. Toastiness, carmelized malts, biscuits, bread into the middle with a gentle dry finish, the toast and mellow sweetness still giving some jabs in there. A solid Red, if not a bit forgettable. a more assertive hoppoing (although I get they were going for a more tame Irish Red here) would have won me over.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2012
On tap at Firkin. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of bread and sweet grains with a slight grassy notes. Flavor is similar with notes of bread, grains and a bit of caramel backing. A bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Draft at Tighthead. Pours a deep glowing red with brown tints at the deepest point. Robust whitish head. Nose is a bit of a surprise, affording a lot of Goldings character. Toasty malts that are hiding behind the grassy hops. On tasting, really well balanced with a robust malt character. Drying roast on finish that is perfect. The hop flavor is very welcomed. Pretty phenomenal red ale.


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