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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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American style red or amber ale. This beer is brewed with a good amount of crystal malt to create the red color and the toffee carmel notes in the flavor. Some German munich malt was also used to add to the malt character. The hops used are 100% American with a blend of Willamette and Centennial for bitterness, flavor and aroma. The overall experience is a mildly hoppy brew with a solid malt background.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber with a minimal wispy white head. The nose is lightly grainy and toasty malts that are a little husky. Minimal to no hops. The flavor is a little too thin and husky with just the lightest hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, kinda husky and rough with fizzy carbonation. Pretty meh overall, it could be worse, but I wouldn’t order a second.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Served on draft at the brewpub on 10/20/10. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee and earthy hops. The taste is caramel, toffee, nutty notes and an earthy hop finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Tap. Poured a slightly hazy red with a off-white head. Aroma was toasted malts, touch of citrus. Caramel notes, earthy hops, citrus rounds out the flavor. Decent, but not my favorite from them.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Growler courtesy of MaltDawg on 02/10/2010. Slightly hazy amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet nutty and toffee aroma on a light caramel background. Sweet nutty flavor with a bit of caramel. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
(Sample Date: 2/9/2010 Source:Other) Growler. Spicy hop nose with a bit of caramel. Mostly clear medium amber golden with a respectable fluffy white head. Caramel and some nuttiness in the flavor with a spicy hop flavor. Dry moderately bitter finish. Very solid red ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3022) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Draft from the cask. Pours a deep, hazy amber with a small, creamy, light tan head. Nose is malty with light roasted notes, a hint of sour milk, and a light hop note. Tastes of light caramel, lactose, a hint of butter, and a balancing hop bitterness. There is a taste in there I can’t quite place too. Low carbonation with a medium-light, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium-short finish with some lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. Leaves great lacing. Middle of the road for a red ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Draft, Vintage 50. Pours a hazy, medium amber color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Some caramel and sticky dried red fruit in the aroma; tea-like malts behind. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: more sugar and dried fruits than I’d expect from a red ale; toasty, tea-like malts and red fruit, with some stickiness and little hop presence; toasty malts and dried fruits on the finish; some dough and dust.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Pint at the brewpub. Muddy dark red and brown colored body. Semi-sweet cherry flavored malt body, with some sweet caramel and sticky resinous raisin and cedar wood. Medium to slightly above average hop presence, more nutty and cedar-like hop flavors with low to medium bitterness. Mediocre recipe but well made.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2007
From a Vintage 50 growler (I ordered the Oatmeal Stout growler and got this). Pours an attractive, unfiltered cloudy red with an off-white head. Very subtle nose of toasty malts and a whiff of citrusy hops. Pretty straight-forward flavor of caramel/toffee, some woodiness, earthy hops and to make things a little interesting, some PacNW citrusy grapefruit hop character - which kept this from getting super boring. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid drinkin’ beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, musty. Taste is medium malt-caramel/coffee, musty, smoky, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.


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