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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (4543) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11886) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1329) - 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-lookiní. 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, itís like a rich Scotch ale mixed with just a kiss of amber malt. Good and different.

2.5
   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 Barbís 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 doesnít 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.

2.6
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jblauvs (1346) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oteyj (2130) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy brownish pour. Itís body is kind of light for the maltiness that you get. Itís a very drinkable amber, if a little off-balanced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2009
From Brattleboro Co-op. Caramel body, slight oily head. Malty, sweet and sour nose. Taste is malty, but also quite sweet. Some dough in the finish. Not so sure about this one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at brewery. This is one of my favorites from a tasting had at the brewery or at least the one I most remember. I have had it in bottles a few times since and it has not seemed as good. Not sure if recipe changed or they just donít take care of the stuff when it ships.


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