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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Abita Red Ale is a traditional red ale. It is brewed with British pale and crystal malts, Liberty hops and an ale yeast imported from Ireland. This ale has a rich ruby color, lacy collar, pronounced caramel flavor and is a tad "hoppier" than our other brews. Available March thru June.

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2.6
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2008
What’s up with the weird ass picture with this one? Bottle courtesy of soonah. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells malty with citrussy hints. Tastes malty with some perfumy undertones.

3.1
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
The pour is more orange then red colored. The off white bubbly head dissipated rather quick. The aroma is very promising, rich caramel malts. A very light drinking beer, the caramel malts are present at once. Very tasty. the finish is too quick and a tad on the thin side. This is a good easy to drink beer, definitely worth a few more drinks.

2.7
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Is this the amber with a splash of red. good drinking but nothing to get excited about.

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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Red Ale (seasonal)
Date: 03/23/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

redish amber, whispy off white head, nicely hopped dry malt flavor, nice vienna and biscuit malt character,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: **+/4
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2.2
swanmann (772) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2007
The bottle poured clear rich amber color with moderate off white head. Not getting much in the nose. The flavor is a bit hoppy but the maltiness seems off balance. A little thin. Average brew.

2.7
swampwiz (11) - USA - APR 30, 2007
A bit of a disappointment from this great brewery (perhaps I am too used to its great brother brew Turbodog?) Does not really taste like a red ale, but very similar to some of the more bolder pale ales I have sampled. Too raw for my taste, but definitely not boring.

2.9
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Clear copper with a bumpy but quickly dissolving head. Some esters and fruitiness come through in the aroma and flavor, with clean cereal/caramel malt and a tea-like mildly bitter hop finish, but kind of a thin mouthfeel. Basically more standard amber ale monotony.

2.7
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2007
an average irish ale. wouldn’t have picked it up without being on the journey. obtaining the lizard is the pinnacle of my focus. nice rusty hop flavors, dark copper color, light head and little lacing.

2.7
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2007
Botle Pint Glass, pours a clear bright light copper color, with a large head and decent lacing. Mild bitter hops, with a bit of malts maybe a bit of carmel notes. A bit of hoppy notes, in fact probably the hoppiest I have had from abita, Infact I believe this is the only abita I would consider to be decent. Nothing special but not bad.

2
tulsajeep (12) - USA - APR 7, 2007
Dry and bitter with a grainy aftertaste. Some decent caramel flavoring that’s quickly overpowered by the bitterness. I’ll be happy when this 6-pack is gone. eh.


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