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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our interpretation of the American red ale style. Unlike most other examples of the style, ours is a dark, robust red from the use of 5 different malts. A blend of 3 different hops from 4 additions gives our Mesabi Red a full hop character.

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3.4
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Labeled as Fitger’s Red beer. 12 oz bottle generously given to my by my friend Derek. The pour is copper ruby, mostly clear with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is caramel malt, toast and a bit of floral herbal. The taste is caramel fruit sweet, touch of toast behind, then some earthy floral taste. Flavors blend nicely together, smooth. The palate is medium to light bodied, normal carbonation level, and a dry gypsum mineral finish. Quite drinkable, nice beer. Thanks Derek.

3
deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber red with a light tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet malts with a bit of a bread note and just a hint of light grassy hops. Flavor is sweet again, mainly with bread with a hint of caramel backed by a slight grassiness.

3.2
Atom (2451) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 12oz bottle, as Fitger’s Red, pours a bright amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, whole wheat bread, and slight hop. Nice amount of hop up front on the taste followed my caramel and bready malts. Not amazing but drinkable and decent.

2.9
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a dark amber, fluffy white head that disappears fast. Lots of malt in the nose and flavor, a bit of fruit--cherry?--and a sweet finish. It’s OK, although the flavor is kind of muddy and a little sweet for me.

2.7
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Poured a nice dark red color, had a rather weird taste to it, not sure if it was bad or not.

3.2
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
12 oz. Bottle. Pour is dark amber and clear with a quick white head that dissipates to a tiny ring around glass. Aroma is malty and caramel with a faint fruitiness. Taste is malt upfront with a nice subtle hop and caramel and spice as well. Palate is thin and fizzy feel with a chaulky finish. Decent beer for grilling and summer in general.

3.3
vikingguy (1103) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours a murky rusty color. Caramel malt aroma. Taste - lots of malt. Caramel malt is dominant. Clean and minerally, some alcohol. Generous amount of hops which imparts a bit of a citrusy notes as well. Medium-full body. I’ve always liked this one and hope to tour the brewery soon. Good amber ale although I think it tastes more like a vienna.

2.8
arminjewell (9646) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pours orange with white head, aroma is caramel and some sweet toffee and bread. Taste is similar, with some hop character at the beginning, a slight caramel malt that finishes with a bit of bitter. Not bad.

3
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2010
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Amber colored pour with a small white head. Aroma is a big caramel smell. Flavor is slightly malty, slightly caramel-y and a bit hoppy. Finish is a bit hoppy. OK beer but I’m not a huge fan of ambers so take my rating with that in consideration.

3.5
jake65 (3694) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle: Sweet aroma of malts, sugar, light citrus, and florals. Faint earthy and bready scents after warming a bit. Color is kind of a dirty, reddish copper with a finger of sandy head. Lots of thick, sticky lacing. Tastes rather earthy with a lingernig floral bitterness. Some faint citrus notes in the tail. Not a lot going on, but still rather flavorful. Nice session brew.


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