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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 societys restraints. Similarly, The Libertine doesnt constrain itself with preconceived notions of what a beer style should be. Loaded with malts that include the UKs 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 youve 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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4636) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
Very very thick and murky pour with two fingers of dense sandstone tan head. Nose is super malt forward with vinous and caramel big time. Super malty and feeling under attenuated. Full bodied with dark fruit and fruit skins and a weird oxidation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Draft pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, fruit and some floral notes. Taste is malty with some sweet caramel

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (3269) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2888) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On tap at Muffuleta's - boy is this nice. Dark ruby pour with a light white head. Malty nose, a heavy red ale that coats your mouth with a nice balance of malt and hops. Really nice! If this was $6 in the stores I would be buying a ton of it!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2767) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750ml bottle from khoffman43. Pours ruby red with minimal head. Nose is muted with toffee and caramel. Taste starts with bits of citrus, mid stream toffee enters stage left and continues to the quick finish. Body is a bit thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Draft at Fulton Taphouse near Target Field in Minneapolis. Sweetness in the nose. Softly carbonated. Higher alcohol prevalent. Caramel notes with a hint of molasses. A little harshness/pepper in the finish. Nice beer, probably their best to date.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2302) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a old copper red color with a thin tight beige film that fades to a tiny ring. Aroma is malty sweet caramel slight toffee and red licorice. Taste has loads of malt candied sugar toffee and caramel apple with a little spice hop and subtle bitter finish. Palate is medium to full slightly chewy and sticky with a dry finish. I like, but not mind blowing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atom (2207) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2012
750mL bottle pours a clear ruby/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel malts, rye, with fruits and a slight sour aspect. Taste of sweet caramel malts, rye, grains, dark fruits, with a bitter alcohol finish. Its almost drinkable, yet nothing special, until the end. Gross.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (2046) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark red with. Aroma is a malt and grain blend. Flavor is nice with the booze shining through. Much better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2026) - 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, Ill probably only pick this one up once; but good nonetheless.


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