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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Marked by a distinctive malty flavor from the malt components in the blend, Cleary Red is a darker ale that even pale ale-beer drinkers will find extremely palatable.

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2.3
cheap (5856) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2007
This is listed as an irish red ale at the bar. On tap at the H&H at Cranberry near Pittsburgh. Pours a reddish. orange, orange orange. This seems to be one of H&H’s favorite recipes. I see its at all their places. Nice creamy head. Sweet perfumy flowery aroma but it is not overwelming. I can appreciate this smell, very nice. Not even a mild bitterness on the first taste. Very well behaved. After a few hits a slight bitterness does begin to grow. Does seem just a teeny bit watered down, but just barely. I would think this beer would appeal to someone new in departing from the pale yellow american beer. It is different enough to spur curiosity but not bold enough to warrant a complaint. Not offensive enough to scare away the macro drinker. Finish is smooth interesting and repeatable.

2.8
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Sampled on draft at the Cranberry Twp PA location this beer poured a medium reddish amber color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and lightly malty. The flavor is sour, nutty malts with a sharp floral hop presence on the finish.

2.3
Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
Sweet rather than hoppy. Thin-medium mouthfeel. Copper colour. I think the weakest in their lineup, particular as only taste was some caramel malt and, but people ask for a red.Faint aroma, faint bitterness finish. Bit dry aftertaste with sugar.At the brewpub.

2.8
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Very mild aroma offers crystal malt and herbal hops. Clear amber-tan coloured body with a low but lasting, off white head. Biscuity malts are joined by crystal malts with some herbal hops and mild bitterness. Pleasant if undifferentiated from the pack. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005.

2.8
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Had this one on draught in Wausau, Wisconsin. Medium copper color, medium head, little nose, caramel taste but not a whole lot going on here.

3.1
slothgar (39) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
A good Amber/Red, some good body and color. Not much head. Goes great with the Butcher’s Challenge.

3.3
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2004
One of the two better beers I had at this brew pub. Tasty with a bit of fruit taste to it. Nothing stellar, but nothing at this brew pub is.

2.4
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Faint roasted malt aroma. Mostly red in color; rust. Light tan, diminishing head. Roasted malt flavor. Undercarbonated. No hops. If this was cask-conditioned or a light I might understand its understated blandness. It might compare well with either Sam Adams Light or Leinie’s Amber light. $3.25 for a 22oz bottle? Disappointing.

3.3
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Well made red ale with caramel malt predominating. Nothing especially great or noteworthy. Quite drinkable

2.3
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Draft (sample), Wausau WI location, July 03. Really, no nose at all. Could be Perrier. Light but malty, almost no hops, cherry hints, very smooth and mild. Will please the Michelob crowd.


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