Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
The malt-focused ale uses roasted barley to give it its robust red color and roasted taste with subtle caramel notes for a clean, balanced taste and dry finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1466) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with a thin head. Pleasant aroma dominated by caramel malts. Sweet caramel malt dominates the start of the swallow with the finish transitioning to a burnt/roasted malt and modest hoppiness that adds dryness to the finish. Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Amber gold. Aroma has some roasty malt and a bit of smoke. Light bitterness, dry, clean. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12 oz bottle: Aroma is big on malt, smokiness, yeast, hay, roasty, caramel, and a little bit of chocolate. Hops are subdued but discernible lightly in the aroma. Appearance is a cloudy reddish/brown with a medium to low white head that lingers. Taste is malt, chocolate, lightly metallic, roast, caramel, and a slight woodsy characteristic. Palate is lightly carbonated mouthfeel, and an light malt aftertaste that is slightly dry. Overall, Its average to say the least. Cheers!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Not much of a red. Has a strange acidity that I liken to that of apple juice (as in, the mouthfeel is almost "juicy" without being fruity). That said, not a very sweet red (which I like), but at the same time, very weak like many of the other beers out of Frankenmuth. Essentially zero head, so light that I thought it was a pilsner, etc. That being said, the beer pairs well with savory/salty foods, which bring out more of the latent charred malt bite of the beer. Definitely not a stand-alone beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
An aroma of sweet caramel and some roasted malt. Flavor was of roasted malt bitterness, caramel, and followed by a sweet-acidic ending i can only relate to apple juice. the beer was rather light, and could have been a lot stronger. an O.K. beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1762) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2010
From a (very fancy) growler. Pours hazy orange amber with a couple of bubbles for a head.

The aroma is sweet nutty caramel malts and toffee.

The flavor is sweet nutty toasted caramel malts with a little balancing bitterness and a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very watery texture that washes out the flavors.

Overall, a decent nutty red. Nothing special...but a really sweet (but expensive) growler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Weak aroma....some hints of toasted malt and caramel, but little else. Flavor is pretty malty, with biscuit and toasted malt up front, followed by some hops and a chocolate finish. Body is thin and watery

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