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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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From a true "city of neighborhoods" we offer our take on a "biere de mars, " or a ruddy farmhouse ale. In true Philadelphia fashion, European and American ingredients are melded into a complex, ruby ale with flavors of toasted malt and rye. It's the perfect accompaniment for some quality time enjoyed in the backyard (or on the front stoop) of your urban farmhouse.

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3.2
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish-amber color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is malty, rye. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty cereal, a little yeasty, with a hint of rye. Interesting.

2.7
obxdude10 (2378) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
I sampled a bottle of this while hanging out at the Happy Rooster in Center City this past weekend. While the company and atmosphere were awesome, this beer unfortuantely was not. There just wasn’t anything special about this Philly brew. It poured a dark red color with an average-sized white head. The head didn’t leave much lacing around the glass, either. The nose was very malty, with some notes of rye bread, yeast and light hops. The flavors were mostly malty as well, with a pronounced rye theme. Let’s just put it this way....I didn’t order another bottle.

2.7
kassner (1701) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Notsure but this beer had a huge head, yeasty with a hint of Belgian. some malt and hops but thin , fizzy, with some lacing. Beer was not bad once you got through the head,

2.6
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Reddish / copper pour with aromas toast and caramel malts.

Flovors of bread (Rye), some pepper and caramel malt.

2.8
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2011
12 oz. bottle in a shaker. Hazy amber pour with short head. Not sure about this one. Bought a six pack in Cape May, NJ. I have had 2 so far. It’s got a nice hoppy bite to it with a somewhat malty finish. Nothing great, but definitely drinkable. The local choices are not great, but always glad to see something new.

3.6
Capa (3493) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Red with little head. Lightly toasted malts, sweet caramel, light yeast spice in the aroma. Medium to light body. a sweet toasted malt flavor with light fruity hops, and a small yeast tone. Finishes with a mild dryness that is quite pleasant. Enjoyable.

3.4
Suttree (6521) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Well, its red, as one might expect. Foamy white head. Smells like toast and brown sugar, tastes like toast and other malty, sweet flavors. There is an odd note in there - rye? maybe? no? anyone? Woody note as it warms. Simple and tasty.

3.5
BillKismet (4145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Rich amber body with a lush tan-orange head. Surprisingly aromatic. From first nostrilful, it is evident this is not an ordinary Irish Red--indeed the roots seem more accurately as Belgian. Saison complexity with peppery yeast, nutmeg, crisp trails of rye upon layers of toasty malt. The flavor is a bit harsher than the aroma as it is strongly flavored with rye and sharp toastiness. Malty with a big tannic grain and burnt toast finish.

2.7
asheft (3111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
[on tap]
Spicy clove with sweet banana and some oxidized, candy and nut character. Clear chestnut appearance with a thin, off-white cover. Sweet and spicy flavour of dry malt that seems to be from an infection. Medium bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation, bitter dry finish.

3.5
ben4321 (6770) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/10/10




Aroma: The nose is kind of vinous, grape, a little yeast, moss/earth, minerals, and a touch of spice


Appearance: It pours a slightly cloudy brownish-amber color with a small beige head


Flavor: Much like the nose, but with more sourness to the grapes, plus funky yeast and earthy hops


Palate: It feels somewhat thin, is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and has a fairly long duration


Overall Impression:
Well this was not what I was expecting at all. I figured this would probably be one of those caramel malt from Amber ales, but it certainly wasn’t. I guess I should have read the bottle! Well, this was a nice surprise actually. This was much more interesting. It turned out to be a fairly solid beer.


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