Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am digging on this one! This is one of the beers that has seen great improvement with the changes at the brewery this past year. Notes of caramel, butterscotch, toffee, and apricots on the nose. The mouth feel is just right. It doesn’t cling to the palate, but you know it is there and you can feel that it has some weight to it. This seems just right for the cooler fall air we have had come into town this week. I’ll be coming back to this offering.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear amber with a foamy, off-white head. Good head retention.
Aroma: Toast, caramel, and a touch of chocolate notes. A decent if light nose.
Flavor: Malty with lots of caramel and a touch of butterscotch. A little soap and herbal hops. Decent balance between all of the parts.
Palate: Medium, very smooth carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, slightly soapy finish.
Overall: Not bad! Mutiple levels of flavor, a good palate and good body. An affordable and statisfying red ale.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep red color with no head to speak of. Aroma is yeasty, bready, biscuity, did I say yeasty? Pretty bland overall, some sweet malt, but not much else. meh.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly opaque dark brown with red corners. No head. Smells strongly of malt and a little chocolate syrup. Flavor is malty, toasty, and sweet. Very little carbonation. Not bad. An amber ale, really? That can’t be right.
hershiser2 (1424) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charlottesville. Pours brown, little head. Aroma of copper, bread, and some roastiness. Bland caramel malts and copper flavor. Boring.
obguthr (4597) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2009
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
No aroma save for that of wet dog which is attributable more to the dirty glass than the beer. Cloudy rust colored, no head. Metallic and dirty tasting. The metal taste continues long after drinking. Looks and tastes rusty, hand to God. Very peculiar and not at all my cup of tea(or mug of beer). I’m very disappointed, because I actually like this brewer’s other offerings.
seadad (12) - , Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good overall beer. Head dissolves quickly, leaving decent lacing. Dark red to brown in color, fairly light body. Oranges and spices in the aroma. Finishes with a nice hop kick. I usually drink this with salmon or grilled tuna. It has the strength of flavor to stand up to the fish, without being so heavy that you block the taste of what you cooked.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Rust-colored beer that didn’t give me much of a head. It drinks with a strong quotient of robust caramel malt, but then it disolves into a really tart, tangy finish. (#3509, 2/17/2009)
Foxbush (1488) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 The Red marker ale was another ale purchased form the Alwerks store in Williamsburg Virginia. The owner recommended the RED Ale. It is a good all around ale. It has more hops than other reds. The deep red color and modest head complimented the ale. It was somewhat thin and sweet. It had a smooth finish with some bitterness on the upper parts of the mouth. In November 2011 I stopped by the retail store to try some new products and picked up the American Rover. Ratebeer claims this is Red Marker. It pours a clear amber ale. The bitter hops are picked at the nose and to taste. There is lacing down the glass. I will check with the brewer to be sure I have this correct. The medium body ale had average carbonation.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish amber with a very thin head. Aroma of sour fruit, malt and bread. Taste was a bit sour as well but not as much as the aroma would lead one to believe but as with other AleWerks brews I picked up the aftertaste of soap again... what is up with that?