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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A red ale with a malty mouthfeel that finishes with a hop kick. Our flagship session beer at 5% ABV.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Clear, dark reddish brown, full dense tan head that fades, leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is moderate, soft hoppiness with evergreen character. Toasty malt flavor, mild bitter hop finish leaves a slight linger of pine trees. Simple and easy to drink. Medium body, low carbonation.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6987) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Williamsburg, Va - on tap at the Alewerks Taproom. Cloudy light Amber pour with a Light off-white head. Fish tank aroma, slightly off-putting. Hint of pomegranate fruitiness, brief caramel sweetness and citrus bitterness, somewhat muddled.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle. 3.25 A: Clear deep amber brown color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average but a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Definitely hop forward. Floral with some early citrus notes. A touch of earthy hops underneath. Caramel maltiness with toastiness and a touch of cracker. 2.75 T: The taste is poorly balanced for an amber ale. Thereís not enough malt character. Moderate bitterness with a touch of tanginess to it. Earthy mountain stream component. Thereís some caramel and toastiness again, but itís not strong enough and it comes off as slightly watery. 2.5 M: Lighter watery body. It could use a touch more carbonation. Lacking creaminess too. Not a big fan here. 2.75 D: Itís not horrible, but itís well below average for the style. ★ 832 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 26, 2014

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Poured dark ish red from bottle. Sort of a stale funk. Some old hops but not impressive ar all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Peanutty aromas, doughy, modeling clay, some citrus. Clear dark red with a fully lasting khaki head. Dry, nutty, some citrus. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear, reddish color. Aroma is the pleasant floral type hoppy smell. Taste is pretty good too. Love the mild floral hops that are a tad bitter but not the smack you in face kind.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
odusurfer (7) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Bottle from wegmans in northern va. Pours and smells like a good red ale, but has a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. Its decent, but the aftertaste kinda did it in for me. Not the best red Iíve had, not the worst.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to red color with a small one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing. The smell had a decent rolling caramel maltiness invading my nose that leveled off a bit as it warmed. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a light bitter kick close to the end. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate and didnít have anything that told me this was bad. Overall, not a bad American Amber/Red. Iíd probably get it again the next time Iím in Virginia.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1184) - - JUN 19, 2014
deep red color - almost brown; fairly well balanced; toasty malt with caramel notes and a good deal of hop bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Malt and hops aroma. Clear amber color with little head. Roaster malt and mild bitterness. OK beer

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
chinchill (3901) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 oz bottle (no date but purchased 2 days ago) served in a snifter. An unusual amount of ressure released by uncapping. Pours dark and murky red-brown in color, hazy and with an over-sized, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing. Aroma: infected? Flavor: better than the nose and drinkable, but still poor. Feel: soft and smooth with high carbonation. O: possible infected, making 2 out of 3 (all different beers) for me from this brewer. Should re-visit but the lack of quality control discourages that.


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