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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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2.8
Theydon_Bois (19196) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Keg at the brew pub , 19/02/15. Reddish amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is biscuit malt, dark fruit peel, light spice, faint cocoa, earthy. Taste comprises nutty tones, caramel, cocoa powder, fruit rinds, light spice. Medium bodied, fine caebonation, semi drying close. Mediocre for style, thinnish and delivers little for the ABV.

4.2
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Dark chestnut. Great malt nose - toast, molasses, fresh chocolate malt and rich breadcrusty goodness. Smooth, chocolatey, breadcrusty character and a light malt aroma. Fantastic.

2.8
jtclockwork (16443) - , 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
djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke, bready malt, roast. Medium body, nice smoke, roast, cocoa, nice sweetness, very good.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average fizzy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark malt with a sweet alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium roasted sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is medium malt-molasses, fruit. Taste is medium malt-molasses, fruit, peat, hint of earthy hops.

3.8
hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Draft… Deep, very dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma imparts lots of chocolate and espresso atop a mild wisp of campfire smoke. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. The flavor provides sweet chocolate and espresso – mocha – and is decently balanced by adequate, but unobtrusive, hop bitterness. Roasted, coffee finish.

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.

3.5
sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
Tap @ the brewery. Pours ruby/amber, beige head. Aroma is malty, some caramel and hints of roast. Flavor, malty, hints of chocolate, reminding me of lactic , milk chocolate, some roast with a light hoppy profile in the background. This one and their coffee stout were my favorite of the whole selection.

3.6
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep muddy brown- not very red at all- with a thin cream head that leaves some okay lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, rye bread, molasses, dark chocolate. Taste is roasty and chocolatey more akin to a porter than a red. 8% is very well hidden. Very good balancing hops. Very raw, unfiltered taste. The best of Bold City’s selection in my opinion.


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