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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32113) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11390) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11230) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (8271) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Decent beer. It drinks like an Irish Red Ale. Not very hoppy, just your average run of the mill "red ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7012) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, 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.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3426) - 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.


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