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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 Giants complexity offers a new flavor with every sip.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2012
I had high hopes for this beer as I heard many good things.. however it fell a bit flat for me, especially given the competition in this price range ($14-16). It is a middle of the road amber ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
In bottle. Pours a golden amber colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of toffee, treacle and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Nicely bitter. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11726) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle @ Skjold Burne tasting. Pours dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, slight boozy. Taste is malt, caramel, dried fruit, pears, oaky, honey. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 250112

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
(Bottle 25/01-2012) Medium beige head, clear amber red color, slightly smoked sweet aroma, soft co2. Bottled 19 July 2011.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of red fruits with hops. The taste of fresh fruits with some hops. The aftertaste is sweet with a small bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours brownish red with a thin white head. Smells of resiny hops, some sweet malty undrtones. Tastes velvety with some nice resiny hints and a spicy finish. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Sample pour after an element tasting. Pours out a nice tan/red hue, off white head. Aromas are a bit sweeter, somewhat floral, lighter fruits, some pine bitterness. Palate is nothing exciting, but I think it follows the nose quite well. Finish comes up slightly short, but the entry to mid floral and citrus is decent. Not too bitter as it fades to the malty short finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6790) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Dark reddish amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of varnish, alcohol, phenols, liquorice root, dried fruits. Flavour is light sweet, light floral, phenolic, sharp, light fruity, dried fruits, dry earthy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not very refined, but tasty enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is slightly sweet medium malt. Taste is slightly sweet medium malt-caramel, some spice hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Nice amber body with big head. Nose is malts, caramel and fruits. Nice and toasty. Taste is hoppier, sweet and a tad spicy. Quite enjoyable.


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