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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep ruby in color, Red Giant contains caramel malt sweetness combined with significant hop bitterness and leathery aroma, resulting in a balanced flavor profile. Not a singular beer, Red Giant’s complexity offers a new flavor with every sip.

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2.9
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
It has been awhile since I last had this, not sure why because I like it. It has just the right amount of hops and still very flavorful yet the 8% alcohol level does not get in the way.

3.1
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle on New Year’s Eve. Shared with Yanick. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of malt, old fruit, leather and bitter peel. Medium body.

3.2
calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - DEC 8, 2013
Deep ruby color with a light head. Smells and tastes of liquorice and caramel. The alcohol is nicely hidden but the carbonation is over the top and bites the togue very much. Mild aftertaste.

3.8
Tsekouratos (603) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 8, 2013
750 ml bottle from Cervezalandia shared. Beautiful ruby amber color with a nice white head that lasted only for a few seconds. Aromas of caramel, burnt sugar and hints of honey and licorice. The bottle was a bit old so the hops didn’t stand out, only slighlty biting the edge of the tongue. The taste was great!!! Caramel, sugar, definitely pronounced honey and licorice, and maybe some dark fruits!! The body was full to medium and carbonation was a bit strong!! The alcohol was perfectly hidden!!!! A great beer that I would like to try fresh!

3.4
ladnewton (1963) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at the Stag’s Head, Manhattan NY on 2nd July 2013. Strongly red with off white foam ring and no lacing. Aroma of roast malts and berry fruits. Malty in-mouth with fruit and biscuit notes. Finish much the same but with some bitterness.

3.8
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
On gravity cask @ Blind Tiger House. Looks like it has been on a cask for sure. Cloudy deep dark amber on color and the bubbly translucent top that came in the pour is long gone before I get a chance to sit down at my table. Smells nice. Kinda sweet with licorice and gunpowder. Sorta peppery also perhaps? Smells really nice. Oh, lots of flavors there! Cask-flat of course and the mouthfeel is light oily. Almost salty in a way, lots of gunpowder, oxidation, lots of eastery banana, caramel, red really over ripe fruits and lots of grassy hops in the finish and aftertaste. Lovely stuff. 16.06.2013

3.8
Jow (3924) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Tap at Stagshead. Pours reddish brown with foamy head and nose of candys and pine. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, pine, grapefruit, dark fruits, berries, cloves, resin, and leather. Pretty bitter and a lot going on. Interesting brew

3.5
Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Growler pour at the Beer Shop, East Longmeadow, MA during a meet the brewer event, 19/05/13. Lightly hazed reddish amber with a thin beige head. Nose is hops, pine, caramel malts. Taste comprises malt, light pine, hops, touch of grapefruit, orange pith, grass, sugars. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbontation, crisp clean finish for an 8% beer with a touch of hop bitterness. A decent number.

3.6
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2013
from Erzbierschof - cloudy brown beer under a chaotic and persistent beige foam; hoppy aroma of red fruits with notes of caramel; some sweetness, fizzy and full-bodied, a bit chewy palate; residual sweetness and more notes of caramel, marzipan and red fruits in the finish

3.1
Marheb (5752) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
(On tap au Farmhouse tap n’ grill): Belle couleur rouge vif, malheureusement pas beaucoup d’arômatiques ni de saveurs s’en dégagent. Vraiment décevant malgré une bonne présence en bouche.


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