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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This Northwest Red ale is malty and full bodied with a deep, rich red color. Proletariat Red reminds us that work is the curse of the drinking class!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bomber. Amber colored as expected with a half-inch of tan head. The aroma has a fair amount of caramel and toasted malts in addition to some orange citrus and earthy hops notes. The taste is along the same lines with an equally strong emphasis on the caramel and bready malt characteristics backed by a more subtle citrus and herbal hops flavor. The body is mildly creamy with moderate carbonation and a malty, candied citrus finish. Pretty decent malt-forward NW Red with just enough hops to balance things out. I could see it paring well with brewpub fare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer in Wilsonville,OR. $3.79 Nice bright amber coloured ale with a lovelly thick,frothy egg shell white head. Mainlly malty in aroma,caramel,nuttiness, light chocolateslight floral hop. Semi sweet thick malty taste,again caramel,toast,milk chocolat slight hop bitterness at the end but this is a malt bomb. Great mouthfeel thick and smooth and chewy. I really really enjoyed this beer. A great malty amber

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
This is a good solid red/Amber Ale... It has decent malts, pretty smooth but with watery finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
13-Dec-11 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 02-Apr-11 for $5.19 at www.northwestliquidgold.com)
This flavorful red ale pours a very hazy amber-red body with half an inch of off-white head that settles to a thin ring. The malt-dominated nose is toasty, caramely, and sweet-smelling, with a touch of hops offering aromas of tea and cut grass, but the nose is also a bit husky. The flavor generally mirrors the nose, with toasty, medium-sweet, and very caramely malt, as well as a toffee and lightly bitter, grassy, tea-like hop character, but unfortunately, there is also a noticeable grain huskiness in the finish that does detract from the final impression. Medium bodied on the palate with medium carbonation and a dry, slightly astringent finish. Not a bad beer, but that husky grain quality of the finish really starts getting in the way after a few sips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber brown with small head that disappears quickly. Heavy malts in the aroma. Taste is sweet and malty, no hoppiness to speak of. A bit thin. Decent and very drinkable, but not very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a burnt orange body with a small cream head. Aroma of caramel, bread, toffee, cardboard, and orange. Flavor of caramel malt, bread, and oxidation with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7943) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at ncbc. Pours a cloudy dark amber. Dense creamy white head. Big toasty caramel nose with pine overtones. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and pine on the mid palate. Mild bready finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17075) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Bottled 0,65l (bought from Portland)
Deep red color, small off-white head. Caramelly, bready aroma. Medium-bodied, soft palate. Front is caramelly, then some toasted, ryeish maltyness. Finish has some hops and alcohol. Decent "Imperial Red" (err... working class red I mean).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23620) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draft at 5th Quadrant. Aroma of caramel. Taste has lots of malt but pretty good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bomber served in a shaker. Pours amber, clear, and near headless. Fruit and candy sweet aroma. Malty medium sweet, light bitter flavor and finish. Medium body and a light creamy texture on this highly drinkable red.

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