Free State Cimarron Red Ale

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
- Amber Ale | 8 Ratings | Special Release |
In tribute to the beauty of the Cimarron River area (also known as the Red Fork of the Arkansas) in southwest Kansas, this is a deep ruby ale with hop aromas and flavors center stage. The honey malt contributes to the medium body of this red ale, while Simcoe, Columbus and Centennial hops add the citrusy hop character. We employed an American yeast strain to emphasize the hop notes of this deep ruby ale. Not as bitter as an IPA, hop aromas and flavors nevertheless take center stage in Cimarron. O.G. 15.7°P/1063 Hops – 40 IBUs

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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