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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Rainbow Red Ale is a well-balanced, easy drinking American-style red ale. This brew has fruity esters, nutty malt flavors, and finishes soft and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkBarnes (409) - Waterville, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
June 4, 2011; 12 oz. bottle from a BOTM gift package. The pour is red (no surprise there!); small head, some lacing; aroma of overripe fruit & malts. A vaguely cidery taste falls away quickly to water -- wish there were some hops to round it out a bit more & leave a better impression on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Aroma is caramel, malt. Appearance is red, clear, one finger head dissipates to thin ring. Taste is right on the money, but too sweet. This brew has low hops and medium malt. The brew is too malty and could use some extra bittering hops to balance out the flavor. Palate is clean, malty, and malty finish. Right on style! Just needs a little bit more hops..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is quite fruity with a touch of toasted malt and some very light hops. The flavor is a bit odd, a little sweet, some weak husky maltiness, and a light hazelnut note on the finish. Very minimal hopping. Lighter bodied and a touch watery with soft gentle carbonation. Overall a pretty bland and forgettable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (5540) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head recedes to hug rim. Sour aromas. Butterscotch and marshmallow upfront turning sour in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
A fine red ale here. Had a pint at Sweetwater in Burlington. Pours a charming light, ruby and slightly hazy hue with very little head. Taste is nicely balanced between the hops and malts. Would make a lovely session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
The appearance is a cloudy, hazy dark red. Light passes through, but lots of tiny specks of sediment. Kinda cool-lookin’. Bitter malts in the smell, tinged with a sweet caramel. A surprising amount of toffee and mocha coffee. Cinnamon too, like a cola or winter ale. The malts give a bittersweet taste, like a Scotch ale. Bitter and dry like a German beer, but also sweet toffee, cinnamon. Still, more like a Scottish ale than an amber. The mouth is thick and dry. Not chalky but you can feel the sediment in the swallow. Overall, it’s like a rich Scotch ale mixed with just a kiss of amber malt. Good and different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle purchased at Barb’s Beer Emporium. Pours a hazy but translucent copper body with a good persistent quarter inch of off-white head. A fruity caramel characterizes the aroma. Tastes fruity too - a tinge sour, probably not intentionally. Moderate in mouth-feel and carbonation. The flavor doesn’t make this one too easy of a drinker. As I said, I wonder if this sample may be a tinge infected, but there seems to be a decent beer underneath all that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Draft at Smugglers Notch Inn. Pours a dark red color with a small off white head. Nose is lightly hoppy and piney with some light nutty malt notes. Palate is thin but filmy. Flavor is lightly hoppy and piney with some sweet nutty and caramel malt notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Orange, reddish pour with slight fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is toasted malt, some graininess which seems to be a distinct characteristic of this brewery, and a bit of straight nut. flavor is better, a tad bit sour with some sweet malt notes and a bit of nuttiness. Not so bad really, an Ok amber

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Reddish brown pour with no head. Aroma is roasted malt some toast and sharp grain. Hop character is largely non-existent in the aroma. Flavor is somewhat sweet with dry roast. Some graininess as well. Palate is watery ending dry and chalky. Not overly impressed.

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