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Willimantic Rural Route Red

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A classic red ale loaded with crystal and caramel malts for a tasty flavor and finished with Cascade and Magnum hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2011
On tap. Pours rubyish/amber with a light beige head. Aroma of toasted, nutty malts with some butterscotch and floral and lightly citrusy hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Pours an amber toned body with a thin white head. Malty nutty chewy with some caramel notes. Toasted malt and some light fruit tones. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
cask at the brewpub. Reddish amber in color with a small head. Aroma of dark crystal malt- some molasses. Taste is relatively light bodied, with dark crystal malt, mildly fruity, with a touch of roast and a moderate hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Pours amber with a white head. Smells biscuitty with some tangy malty character. taste is earthy with some decent malty backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3639) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2005
On tap at brewery. 5oz sample. Aroma is a bit citric with some mild roastiness that is somewhat faint. Transparent copper/amber color. I would expect this to be more reddish in color. Metallic, rusty maltiness in the middle with some peppery spiciness in the end and somewhat piney-hoppy in the end as well. Chocolate roasts roll in late after the hops have subsided. The body is thin and lacking. The flavors just don’t jive, which gives this a weird mouthfeel and makes it less than enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4840) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Sample, on cask. Murky reddish-brown, no head. Sweet, slightly grapey nose. Light and sweet, with a tart apple foundation; tart long finish with some nice smoky bitterness towards the finish. Not a fan of "red" ales generally, this is above average for me.

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