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Central City Red Racer India Style Red Ale (ESB)

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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Irish Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously called Red Racer ESB

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JunctionCat (54) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
All around good tasting beer - lots of flavour and malt depth, more interesting than the average ESB with the drinkability and smoothness. Rich malt eases into a roast nut finish that is great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (495) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2016
Fluffy off-white head with solid lacing. A deep mahogany body. A big citrus nose, led by grapefruit rind, and a touch of caramel malt. This is no ESB, but I wont hold that against it. Biting rindy American hops lead the taste profile. Nicely astringent. support is provided by roasted caramel malt, some rye spice and a late touch of lemon. Some pine resin lurks around the finish as well. a real gripper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8032) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
can. pours unclear bright red-pink with a nice off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. tons of fruity caramelized maltiness, sweetish english specialty malts, tons of spicy american C hops, lots of strawberry fruitiness, pepper and pine as well, watermelon juice, citrus-infused english tea notes, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; balanced spicy-citrusy finish. notwithstanding its alleged styles (esb/irish red), its rather an old school ipa or an assumed red ipa with an english malt bill.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (327) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
Lots of nuances on the nose: citrus (particularly orange and tangerine), some sort of exotic tropical fruit (guava?), floral notes and a honey-like sweetness. Caramel malts, toffee, more citrus and resin on the tongue. Quite bitter for the ABV. I like this quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1105) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
Mar 2, 2016 can. Pours a clear copper ruby with a finger of off white head that thins to a thick, bubbly film and sticks to the glass. Aroma has notes of bread, caramel, resin, pine, citrus, faint floral, and hints of tropical fruits like pineapple. Taste is balanced but on the bitter side. I think the hops have fallen a touch. Resin, pine, citrus, bread, caramel, faint floral, and a drawn out, bready, resiny, bitter ending. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Mildly resiny in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall not bad. I should have tried it sooner. Resin, citrus, pine, caramel, bread, and a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - AUG 14, 2016
Pours the colour of an old penny, with a perfect two finger head. Its a beautiful blend of hops, malts, red fruits, and caramel. Definitely getting ESB characteristics, which I see now this used to be marketed as. Pretty tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
googleimage83 (82) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Can from LCBO. Very sweet caramel aroma, with noticeable orange juice and slight hops. Appearance is clear red, almost brown; frothy head that mostly dissipates; some lacing . Potent toffee off the start that almost immediately cedes to grassy and citrusy hops. Slight mineral bitterness kicks in about half way and lingers, otherwise excellent. Really tasty and drinkable, fits solidly between the IPA and ISA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (215) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: caramel, grassy hops, tangerine. Taste: good carbonation, caramelized sugars, grapefruit. Finish: bittersweet, orange rind, resiny/dry finish. (canned 03/02/16, tasted 04/23/16)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brettsky06 (227) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Amber to dark red color. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is the same but has a very nice creamy mouthfeel, very good beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (717) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a large frothy beige head and has an amber coppery appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas earthy hops, hints of caramel and sweet malts. Flavours are also quite sweet and malty with lots of caramel malta and earthy resin hop notes. Has a bit of bitterness to it, not too much but just enough. Some sweetness on the palate to even things out. Quite flavourful and easy to drink.


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