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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship year-round release WINDVANE stands strong through all types of weather and is a great fit for all seasons. Pouring a deep brilliant red, this is your go-to beer. If you want something hoppy, you definitely have it. American hops give WINDVANE a swift bitterness with piney, citrus and resinous flavors. If you want something with strong malt shoulders, you have that too. Roast malt layers add complexity and keeps the beer dry to showcase the hops.

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4.1
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Im not much of a red ale fellow, but this was a pleasant surprise, with assertive dark cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Defied the genre and my expectations, as it had stout-like traits. Will definitely buy some more.

3.9
Leixlip (16) - IRELAND - JUL 20, 2013
16oz pour from Bar/restaurant in Minneapolis. Amber pour, not much head . Nice color and smell. Hoppy red ale with notes of pine , citrus and caramel . Reminds me a little of Surly Furious. Nice flavor profile and body. I would buy this for sure if it was available in stores. Great beer for summer , another great twin cities brewery to keep an eye on.

3.8
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Nice hop heavy aroma! Very much lemon, and stone fruit! Nice palate and overall a great tasting first red! Put it on cask and shove more hops in it!

3.7
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
Deep ruby pour. Aroma of citrus, with hints of bread. The flavor takes it to another level, though. The citrus remains, but is matched by a great, chunky, roasty malt profile that is more ambitious and complex than what Im used to seeing in most ryePAs. Maybe not as balanced as some others, but I like what they did here. Well done.

3.7
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
Dark amber color with a malty and hoppy aroma. Very easy drinker with lots of malt and a crisp hop bite. Very solid offering from new Bad Weather brewing.

3.7
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft at Hurricane, Minnetonka. Sweet malt aroma. Dark amber color with slightly off white head. Nice hop profile for an amber. Quite good.

3.7
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at Buffalo Tap. One of the better ambers Ive had in awhile. Citrus is a good thing to have with this style in my opinion.

3.7
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pint at Happy Gnome - pour is reddish brown, but relatively light in color...medium whitish head. Aroma is sweet and lightly hopped - a slight note of roasted nuts in the background as well. Flavor is quite tasty...sweet, caramely malts are accented by mild, but notable resinous hops. Palate is easy drinking (granted, I had a number of higher ABV beers before this one) - I would happily quaff another in the future!

3.7
deyholla (11479) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap. Pours a clear amber with an orange hue and a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma combines sweet grain with a bit of citrus and just a hint of light pine. Flavor has lots of sweet bread and grain notes up front but adds the bitterness of light pine and citrus in the finish.

3.6
JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Tap at Republic. Brown color. Well hoped with malt. Good palate and some herbal character. This is comparable to Bender. Good.


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