RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bomber bottle. Pours a very hazy thick reddish brown with a quickly dissipating head. Got a little bit on my fingers, this stuff is STICKY. Flavor is heavily malt forward. Brown sugar, rye, toffee. Finish is slightly fruity. Medium to full bodied. Well carbonated. An easy sipper for 8.5 ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13301) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1548) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2016
On tap @ Fulton. Pours hazy dark reddish amber with thin off-white head. Aroma is syrupy sweet, boozy roasty caramel malt. Taste is likewise - sugary sweet malt dominates, oaky and dry on the finish. Could use more hops for an imperial red. Creamy, rich mouthfeel. Hefty abv is evident throughout. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (6089) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at Luce. Shared a few with Kurt after the Dead show at Target Center. Deep, muddy ruby pour. Generally sweet. A bit of scotch ale to it with a touch of rye sharpness. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23604) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1772) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Fully dense reddened mahogany pour, no retention. Fig and cherry popsicle aroma while cold. Caramel, toffee, and aromas of leather and smoke emerge over time, and a brief blue cheese suggestion. Brown sugar and caramelized fruit sugars are the foundation of a cloying, simplistic flavor. Some dark tannin earthiness and a perfumey herb mixture playing off the alcohol are the only elements of intrigue here; fruit flavors that might develop some depth stay thin. Oily, deep palate with high carbonation. Not enough detail to the malt, or simply too much malt sugar overall, depending on what style this should most closely adhere to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfl1854 (2) - - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Good Red Ale from MPLS. Overall a very solid beer, good with food and on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (4039) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2015
The aroma is a great combination of yeast and caramel malt. There is also a sweet aftertaste. This is a very good beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4661) - 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.

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