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RATINGS: 49   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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3.8
Travlr (24909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Sample in Sioux Falls. Clear ruby color, off white head. Aroma of caramel and molasses. Taste is malty with light spice. Nice.

3.7
bhensonb (15236) - 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.

3.6
Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #92. Keg at the brewery, 5/9/16. Clear dark red, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of caramel, citrus, bits of coffee. The taste is caramel, toffee, Twizzler candy. Medium bodied.

3.8
jcwattsrugger (12420) - 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.

3.4
deyholla (11606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear red with a touch of amber and a near white head that dissipates it the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet grains with hints of caramel and light fruits underlying. Flavor is similar with sweet grains and bread up front with a touch of light fruit in the finish.

2.7
cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Tap @ Northbound. Pours a clear, dark orange with a cream colored head. Toasty caramel, a bit sugary, toffee, herbal hoppy nose. Strong, somewhat boozy, caramel, grassy, herbal, sugary flavor. Pretty strong and sugary.

3.5
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Tap at Northbound. Rich reddish pour with a large off white head. Syrupy palate. Rich caramel aroma. Alcohol is noticeable. Big and good, nice brew.

3.1
arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, dark red fruits, some slight toffee, earth, hints of a spicy hop, touch of grain, pretty much your standard red. Taste is similar with some caramel, toffee, nice red fruits, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy, and slightly bitter. Not very memorable.

3.3
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2016
12oz bottle. Pretty a much a style I never desire, the Imperial Red. Cherry, vanilla, big amber malt notes, not enough hops to balance it out. The rye really oversweetens an already sweet beer. Very malt forward, pretty drinkable for the ABV. OK.

3.6
JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
ABR 2010. I liked this. Tons of malt aroma and grainy, malt flavor on the palate with bread. Just a light hint of roast. The rye gives a very light sourness. Red/brown color.


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