RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Slim Chance ale combines the best attributes of a crisp, refreshing ale without the extra calories. Golden kilned malt and a touch of wheat create this smooth, satisfying ale that is not your typical light beer.

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mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 This has been in my fridge since someone brought it to a party a month ago. Poured zero head and has no aroma or flavor. It is everything I thought out would be, and less. Not so bad that I won’t finish it, though; it’s goddam hot outside!

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2010
Draft at the Pub, Monte Carlo Hotel, LV. Very pale lager style beer, veers on the thin side and lacks any real flavour, body or aroma. It’s as if it’s an attempt to replicate some tasteless domestic swill. The yeast must have been battered to within an inch of it’s life and the hops have been shown the copper and then put back in the sack. Pity......

Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours a deep golden, mild amount of carbonation, thin white head. Aroma has a strong wheat nose, spicy clove note, very light lemon citrus and a slight toasted grainy presence at the end. Flavor is a bit cardboardy as the flavors are kinda bland. Wheat is the strongest note with an off-lemony flavor to follow. Body is light, high carbonation and a crisp ending. Overall not offensive but the cardboadiness of the brew makes it not too appetizing. Definitely one and done.

thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2010
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a and a fair lacing. The aroma was orange peel and lagerish. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Hazy pale amber, foamy white head and some lacing. Notes of citrus and sweetness, like cookie dough. Taste is a bit muted with a bitter finish. Crisp on the pallet and sessionable. Decent for a light beer.

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours bright golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of pale malt, light cookie, bready yeast and herbs, a bit soapy. Thin to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Not bad, but I still would prefer the Sam Adams Light if cared about such things. It seems that the Slim Chance has a bit more body but less hop flavor.

BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2010
Light tinge of amber. Plentiful carbonation feeds a nice, but deflated, head. Nice grainy malt nose and some tannic hop notes. Pleasant graininess through the body and easy malting. Well-balanced, pleasant, beach-side golden ale.

tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Yellow gold pour with small bubbly white head. Aroma of computer paper, boxes, musky smell, slight hop presence. Quick bitte decent malt hop balance, but quickly a finish of watery cardboard with hint of metal. Pretty thin bodied, easy to gulp down but overall nothing exciting here, the stinker of the variety pack.

JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle. Medium-gold and high carbonation. Wet grain aroma. Pop-like palate. Sugar-saturated malt and slight lemony finish makes for an alright summer patio quencher but fairly dull overall.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Red Hook Ale Brewery, Inc.--Slim Chance Light Ale--New Logo--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 3.90% ABV--18 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Light Beer--Rich lacy white head. Nucleating fizzy thin clear bright light gold color. Mild floral hop front. Crisp refreshing mildly tangy mild sweet delicate caramel tasty body. Balanced tangy refreshing light citrus hop end. Well done flavorful Micro Light Beer. Rate @ 4.5 as a Light Beer, but only 3.0 as a brew. Sampled 3/5/2009. 6-Pack--$6.99.

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