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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles

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3.1
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
On tap at Universal City location. Aroma of currants, some alcohol, a bit of caramel and maybe some smoke or scotch. Pours with an off-white head with some lacing over an amber body. Taste is of soggy malts. Its too fizzy and a bit harsh.

3
Sledutah (7890) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at La Jolla brewpub

Appearance: Clear reddish amber with a medium sized beige head and lots of lacing left in the glass

Aroma: Caramel and nutty

Taste: Sweet malts, caramel and nutty

OK

3.4
BlackHaddock (7744) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Three 12 oz bottles after a day in the sun on 15th March 2014. Pours an amber red colour with non-staying head. Caramel malty sweetness dominate the brew in both the aroma and taste. My sweet tooth took to it straight away, hence three bottles from the six pack in one go. A little one dimensional maybe but I liked it.

3.3
Strykzone (7713) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Received in a trade from Hayduke. We shared a bottle via facebook chat. This beer was clear and coppery with a nice head. A rich malty nose that says Irish. A big malty flavor profile that is also grassy and swampy. Light fruit and nuts. Alcohol is also tasted and should not be. Some Graham crackers. Almost no carbonation. Nothing exciting here in a style that is rarely great.

3.3
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Medium copper red color with minimal head. Sweet caramel malt body with decent palate, but a bland finish. Your standard "red ale".

3.1
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Brilliant copper/red with a tight tan head. Sweet toasted caramel aroma. Medium body. Decent spicy toasted caramel flavors are easy on the palate. Not too bad.

3.1
kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Clear amber body, minimal wispy head. The nose is toasty and sweet caramel malt with a minimal hoppiness. The flavor is pretty bland, toasty and slightly husky malt, minimal bitterness, meh. Light bodied and a bit clingy with fizzy carbonation.

3.3
ben4321 (6769) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Location: On tap at the SD Airport, 1/9/10




Aroma: This beer has lots of caramel malts and bread on the nose


Appearance: Dark reddish color with a head that leaves a lot of lace


Flavor: Taste is mostly sweet caramel malts and mild bitterness in the finish


Palate: Medium bodied and pretty drinkable with a soft carbonation


Overall Impression:
This beer was alright, it helped me kill some time in an airport. I’d drink it again, but I certainly wouldn’t suggest going out of the way for it. The real impression I have recorded in my notes is that is has a big caramel malt feel.


3.1
obguthr (6731) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Buttery diacetyl smell. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Like the Karl Strauss Pin tail I sampled immediately before this one, the flavor of tea dominates. Perhaps my glass didn’t get a good rinse. Clover and honey remains on the palate.

2.9
blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottled, red amber pour with thin off white foam, aroma and flavor is a malty red licorice with some decent hop bit, metallic finish


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