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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is not your standard Red Ale. This is a very ‘malty’, ‘roasty’ and complex Red Ale. The roasted flavor comes from the high presence of roasted barley. With a very minimal but high alpha hop addition, this Red Ale has become a favorite among patrons.

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3.4
Foxbush (2004) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Draft at the brewery The ale poured a deep red color with a thin creamy head and no lacing. The aroma was of chocolate, and molasses. This is a nice red ale with a deceptive alcohol of 8%. The medium body ale had soft carbonation. If you have a chance to taste their beers try this one.

3.4
phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
32 oz. growler from drowland- thanks, Dr. Owl, for this toob of random garbage! Shared this growler with Dan and Caroline. "Not your standard Red Ale" - quite obvious on the pour, which is basically brown, with a small beige head. Notes of big toasted malts, dry cocoa, grainy cereal- very simple and malty, and it seems like maybe a wide variety of malts were used. Makes sense, if they’re nowhere near matching color with name on this one. Medium-bodied, with a dry, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Weird beer but not bad.

2.8
jtclockwork (16436) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle from 5K backlog. Pours dark red mahogany. Reddish tan head. Nose and taste of cola, toffee malt, resin, dried nuts and metallic bitterness. Medium body. Finishes slightly bitter/metallic.

3.6
decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Gold pour with tight white head and lace. Caramel malt and resiny hops dominate the nose. Caramel malt, resiny hops, and a nice abv warmth. Medium body with good carbonation.

3.8
SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
this was an original release by bold city, quite ambitious .. . deep tan .. . medium foam, light lacing .. . light booze, deep caramel and ovened syrup . . . enjoyable, i’d buy this in sixers every now and again .. . . i’m a hunk?? .. a hunk of what??

3.9
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Dark mahogany pour, big tan head and good lacing; Roasted malts but could have done without the smokey resin. Finish is bitter.

2.8
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Bold City. I am also not a big fan of red/imperial reds and most american strong ales. So BC wasn’t batting to high for me. Metallic bitterness, some sweeter caramel malt. bleh.

3.5
Sledutah (7488) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and mild smokiness
Taste: Roasted malts, caramel with a mild bitterness in the finish
Nice and tasty.

3.7
Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Wow, I got this blind in a shared growler and thought for sure that it was a porter. Roasted aroma and flavor, tangy aftertaste is the only hint of it being a red. Generally dry, with only very light sweetness. Medium-light body. Thanks to LuckyDog for sharing his retrieved growler in the Friday Meeting.

3.4
jbruner (4691) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a murky reddish-brown on tap with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smokiness, and earthy hops. Taste follows with a decently balanced and bitter finish. Comes off more like a porter than a red, but probably one of Bold City’s best beers.


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