vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014 DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, downtown Chicago I joked with the server whether their brewmaster would be competing with 3 Floyds and Flossmoor Station for the hoppiest ale around, but the answer is obviously no. I really can't find fault with it, just nothing to stir the imagination. They claim it's their hoppiest regualr beer, and there is a nice hop nose to it.
Amber. Vienna malts on the front. Decent hop backbone to balance. A malty and crackery flavor
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Draft. Pale tan color, thin tan head. Not much aroma. Taste of sweet caramel with a slight bitter finish. Bad stuff Bad. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Almost cherry like flavour. Somewhat weak on the finish. Not as carbonated as i would like. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 24, 2007
On draft in Minneapolis. Deep amber in color. Malty taste and malty aroma, small tan head...definite crystal malt flavor in this one. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2007
By the time I got to this one I really wanted to like one of the Rock Bottoms. This was cloudy dark reddish copper, some lacing, no head. Nose was musty, malt, and floral. Taste was a little better, with good malt backbone and adequate hopping. I would have called it an ale rather than a dark lager.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Hazy amber colored pour with medium sized head. Sweet malty aroma with a bitter hoppy finish. This was ok. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Draft at the Chicago brewpub. Pours hazy red copper with solid khaki head. The aroma is toast, a little bit of biscuit, and some fruity hops. The flavor is very fruity: orange, apple, berry. There is some lightly toasted character and slight caramel. It dries a bit in the finish, but leaves a sweet, toasty aftertaste. Not outstanding, a textbook American red TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2007
Draft at the Chicago location. Ruddy amber. Nose is flowery hops, sweet malts and caramel. Typical for most reds. Taste is pretty much the same. More caramel, light nuttiness, sweet malts and floral hops. The mouthfeel on this was thinner than the two previous beers I’ve had but still not watery. Mild carbonation notes. Bordering on fizzy in spots. Ends with more caramel and floral hops, light citrus and malts. Not bad overall and complimented my food well. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2007
At the Chicago RB. Aroma of some floral hops and sweet malt. Reminded me of the St. Rogue’s. Just ok. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Draft. The Erik the Red Ale I had was a dry-hopped american red ale, not an american dark lager. Either way, it wasn’t very good. The hop was nice, but the malty flavor was bad (reminded me of a bad amber ale).