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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle from oak tree. Pours a mahogany body with a thin white head. Sweet and malty with earthy tones and rye. Sweet simple minerals and malt. Grainy, very drinkable as i demolish this glass. Lightly spiced with ginger. Solid brew.

3.1
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
On tap at Earth. Beautiful clear copper with a rich, frothy, well-lacing beige head. Fruity and malty aroma with spice, toast, maple, and burnt rubber. Spicy and clean taste, with ginger, apple, clove, peach, bread, and some weird plastic notes throughout. Good brew, but seems a bit off.

3.7
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Another great beer from phialdelphia brewing co. Bottle, poured a nice amber color. Nice ale aroma citrus floral, Decent head. Great hoppy flavor, abrubt aftertases leaving you wanting more.

3.3
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
12oz bottle, form Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours chestnut color, topped with a moderate sized beige head. Aroma is primarily caramel malt, with some citrus, peat, rye, brown sugar and yeast. Aroma is more exciting than the flavor. Caramel hits the palate first, and is soon joined by grapefruity hops and some rye. Rye and peat flavors linger. Decent, sessionable ber.

0.5
msiano (35) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2008
6-Pack bought at the wine-King. Poured a hazy red color with not much head. the Hops were overwhelming. one Bottle was good for me

3.3
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Not too bad. Nice malty sweetness with a bit of hop bitterness. Nice color and aroma. My favorite from this new brewery.

2.9
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2008
this i thought had a caramel,aroma with a red, hazy, appearance with a minimal head,it had a medium sweetness, with full body,and what i thought was a sticky, feel to average carbonation, long finish. i think it’s an enjoyable red for the backyard as avertised.

4.4
Gman1 (2) - , Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2008 does not count
This bier de mars from Philly Brewing Company really packs a punch. It’s an excellent example of a full bodied farmhouse red ale. The aroma reminds me of waffles with maple syrup. The Rowhouse starts sweet and ends up hoppy. If you’re looking for a nice light summer brew, this ain’t it! Try the Kenzinger for that. I would recommend the red with a nice steak or pork loin. A great beer from an up and coming brewery.

2.6
BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Pours a nice red color with minimal head. Slight malt aroma but the bitterness was more than I expected for this beer (noted as ‘Philadelphia style’). More a pale ale with a dry hop flavor.

2.5
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2008
THOUGHTS: Very disappointed by this one. The first of the Philadelphia beers I’ve tried. It almost made me not try any more of them. OK, I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s a little harsh and has a band-aid like aroma to it. Didn’t really like this one that much. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured clear, medium to dark, brownish amber with an average to large, creamy, off-white head that mostly lasted and left good lacing. The aroma was light to moderate malt, light resin hops, light earthy yeast, rye and either band-aid or solvent. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, moderately acidic, and moderate to heavily bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and acidic, moderately bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel malt, rye, slight lemon and metallic hops. The medium body was dry with fizzy carbonation and a metallic and light astringent finish.


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