RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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Drake (14032) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Keg at the brewpub. Clear copper, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, earth, a bit of cherry. Taste is earth, caramel, cherry, raisin, hints of butter. Thin, moderate to high carbonation. 500th Michigan rating.

Sammy (12491) - 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.

deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain with bread and a hint of light fruit backing. Flavor combines sweet grains, light fruit and a hint of butterscotch.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of lace, sweet caramel malt aroma with light earthy hops, rich caramel and munich malt flavor, nice sweetness is balanced by light bitterness, finishes overall sweet

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

FROTHINGSLOSH (7901) - 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.

Strykzone (7482) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Quite hazy brown with a decent beige head. This is rich and malty and has something I canmot identify but makes this distinct and tadty. It is roasted and smoked but is not peat. Caramel is also tasted. Thos is superior to most and more interesting.

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the Wausau brewpub on 6/24/07: Pours a dark copper mahogany with a thin-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of dry, earthy, lightly toasted malt and some mild hop presence. Body starts fairly full and lightly sweet with a touch of caramel and earthy dark malts along with a decent bittering hop balance. A pretty good red ale.

JK (6230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Another from Skyview. Light malt aroma. Red color, and a light roasty character with no discernible hop presence. Not offensive but uninspired and boring.

Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Picked up a sigle 22 oz bottle at Trig’s in Wausau, WI. Pours a reddish amber brew with an off-white head that dissolves quickly. Nice lacing. Aroma has scents of roasted barley malt, apples, pears, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is lightly carbonated, medium body and mild bitterness. Finish is clean, crisp, and a nutty aftertaste. Much better than the bottled White Tail Ale.

cheap (5958) - 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.

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