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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Named after Eugene V. Debs, Debs’ Red Ale starts with a floral hop nose combined with light caramel notes. An even-handed blend of mild caramel flavors and a dry biscuit character follow from various specialty malts

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3.8
Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2001
Good indeed, yet my sample was semifrozen so I'm sure my rating will go up next time I try it.

3.8
jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Bottle. A hazy amber color with a laced tan head. Just a ton of malts mixed into a wonderful beer with a little citrus to add a sense of flair. Absolutely solid.

3.8
hotstuff (5273) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Bottled. When I poured this beer into my glass, it poured a mall tan head that had medium sized bubbles that fully diminished. The lacing was good on the sides of glass. The body was clear and the hue was reddish. It had a moderate hoppy aroma and also an aroma of clove and a hint of citrus. There was no carbonation present with this beer. It was bitter tasting from start to finish and the bitterness seemed to linger for a while after finished this beer.

3.8
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2008
On tap @ Brew’s Cafe: Pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel malts, fruity/citrusy hops, some pine. Flavor, citrus, pale malts, very crisp, and fresh. An herbal/piny bitterness on the finish. This was very nice.

3.8
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Delicate floral hop nose with light cereal and honey notes. Lightly sweet taste, some light honey, a touch of caramel, lots of citrus and some fresh flowers. Easy drinking and awesome.

3.8
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2011
deep bright orange with a 1 finger wh. citrus hop nose with some earthy hop notes. well balanced throughout. medium body with more citrus hop notes with caramel and rye notes. dry bitter finish.

3.8
Capa (3502) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Medium dark amber color with a nice head. Aroma is citrus, floral, toasted malt, and a bit of spice. Flavor is much the same with the toasted malt up front and light citrus in the back. Medium bodied. A real nice beer but for 7% it is a bit too drinkable- haha. (#1600)

3.8
BVery (11394) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Tap at Busters. Slightly murky bronze-orange pour with a sticky head. Toasted caramel and grapefruit. Nice palate. This is really nice stuff.

3.7
jedflight (4) - Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Very nice biscuity and toasty aromas. Bit of roast adds complexity. Very low hop aroma. Just a touch of grapefruit. Little diacetyl that dissipates fast.
Appearance is more copper than red with significant haze. The head is a nice tawny persistent froth. Good lacing.
The flavor is malt forward with strong caramel and toasty notes. Roast finishes the malt with just enough astringency and burnt character to add complexity. The bitterness is low but balances well. Bit of hop citrus and grapefruit on end.
Overall very smooth. Goes down easy with enough creaminess and smoothness to leave a pleasant finish. Very nice.
Drinking from growler from the Bells General store

3.7
Atom (2582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at Busters pours a dark reddish/brown with a small khaki head. Upfront hoppy citrus with dusty earthy caramel malts. Taste of light citrus and pine hops with well balanced earthy toffee and caramel malts. Nice balance!


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