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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A libertine is someone living free of society’s restraints. Similarly, The Libertine doesn’t constrain itself with preconceived notions of what a beer style should be. Loaded with malts that include the UK’s premium Maris Otter and Caramel 60, and topped off with Rye to impart a distinct reddish hue, the Libertine is a malt-dominated red ale like none you’ve ever had before. It boasts a rich, indulgent body without being overly sweet. Conventional classifications fail The Libertine, but who really wants to play by the rules anyway?

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2.7
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Sampled on tap at Fulton. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, syrupy, malty flavors. Kinda flat and cardboardy.

3.9
commonshawn (1311) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap. Dark unfiltered red. Small head and decent lacing. Funky dark fruit aroma. Yeasty dark fruit taste. I liked the balance and slight sourness.

3.5
commonmac (1314) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap at Northbound Smokehouse. A better than average red ale with a strong amber appearance. Light on the lacing but still strikes a fresh visual. Tastes mild without much aggression. More malt than hops but decently balanced. Aftertaste not its strong point...definitely leads with its best foot forward. A good option from one of the best MN breweries.

4
cavana40 (21) - - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 Full bodied beer, great for autumn drinking. Lots of hops but also malty to smooth it out. Would definitely recommend and drink again!

3.5
Nsanders (1163) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
750 mL bottle. Red brown with a moderate orange tan head. Caramel, grainy alcohol, light rye dryness, malty and light vanilla. Taste is sweet, but fades to an alcohol dryness. Body is heavier with a syrupy feel.

3.4
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Murky brown. Sweet malt on the nose. Caramel malts balanced with prominent hops. Some dark fruit flavors too. Soft mouthfeel. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Sweet malt with a rye spice in the background. I’m getting some dark fruit and hop bitterness in the finish. This is really smooth beer.

3.6
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber pour, very light carbonation and an aroma of spicy rye and caramel. Flavor is also some spicy caramel, hints of medicinal raisins and dry & a little warming on the finish. At $10 bottle, I’ll probably only pick this one up once; but good nonetheless.

3.8
jcwattsrugger (12518) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
750 bottle-thanks Jim-retaining tight tan head with trailing lace-dk copper. A-pine/orange, sweet med malt-caramel, yeast. T-orange/pine/spice hops, sweet med malt-caramel/roast, med fruit, yeast. Maybe some homebrew character, but not strong enough to detract.

3.7
bhensonb (15624) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Capped 750 from Guerde. What trading is all about! Thanks Andy! Pours almost cherry red with a slight beige head. Aroma is heavy malt - sort of like a rye wee heavy? Full bodied. Boy it is malty. There’s some roast malt, something a little nutty perhaps, and there are rye spice notes. It doesn’t finish exactly dry, but it is pretty close considering how malty it starts.


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