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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An American classic... the McCarthy Red has it all. This medium bodied ale combines a caramel-like sweetness and a complex toastiness, with an abundance of hop character. The firm bitterness and fragrant hop aroma will keep you coming back for more.

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3.4
drowland (8766) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Had on cask at Firkin in Libertyville, IL. Big hop aroma, mostly citrus, which goes into the flavor along with some cream and big malt.

3.4
tmoreau (4374) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Pint served at Downers Grove. Poured a slightly hazy walnut brown with some ruby tones. The head was off white and foamy with some good, clingy, creamy looking lacing. The aroma was malty, with some fruit sweetness and floral notes. The flavor added a touch of caramel, and a medium hop bitterness that lasted to the finish. The mouthfeel had a nice creaminess to it. Very nice Amber.

3.2
User29624 (1683) - - MAR 8, 2009
Cask @ Day of the Living Ales. Pours amber with aroma of hops and caramel malt. Nice bitter kick at the end. Well balanced.

3.5
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap in west dundee pour was amber red with aromas of hops and caramel taste was of hops and caramel malts meduim body nice lacing with bitter sweet finish

5
emmakingafc (6) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2008 does not count
Phenomenal beer - I just love this beer and can come back for more and more the firm bitterness and fragrant hop aroma just floats my boat

4
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
I was told this is the new version of the Centennial Amber since it was the award winner. Outstanding aroma and mouthfeel-a good cross between an amber and red, with enough hops to keep it from being sweet. One of the best I’ve ever had at Emmetts-and that’s saying a lot.

3.2
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Sampler at the brewery. Copper red color, nice head. Strong aroma- sweet- dried fruit, maybe strawberry? Flavor is very sweet, more dried fruit and berries, hops take over right at the end to keep it from cloying. A touch too sweet overall for me though.

3.3
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
I am pretty sure this beer is just a relabeling of their Centennial amber per what the bartender at Emmett’s told me. Anyhow it is not bad. Reddish amber in color with a nice noticeably citric hopiness that cuts through the malts. Sort of like their Victory but dialed down on the hops and up on the malts. Solid.

3.4
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
our is ruddy amber with a small off white head...smell is lightly soapy and citric...lightly toasty malty sweetness with a subtle soapy finish...

3.2
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
This poured a hazy reddish amber with big beige bubbles for a head. The aroma was a juicy caramel with a restrained pine & floral hoppiness. The hops were stronger in the flavor, adding a crisp bitterness to balance the caramel and orchard fruit sweetness. Not too bad.

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