Formerly brewed at Rockbottom Brewpub
Style: Amber Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   ABV: -
This robust brew has plenty of hop and malt flavors and the rich red colour is evidence of the caramel and crystal malts used in the brewing process. A traditional hybrid brew given new life. Stylistically similar to a Canadian amber ale but it’s heritage is in the alt and oktoberfest of central Europe.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, - JUN 2, 2010
On tap at Rockbottom brewery in Halifax. After having the rock bottom classic ale I assumed the red would be a similar counterpart. The red was full of roasted malt and bold aftertaste. I found the red a tad spicy, not much different then the red at Rouges Roost down the street.

klk343 (163) - - MAR 29, 2014
A clear amber beer with a sweet smell. A slightly burnt under taste. Citrus and malt. Toffee/carmel?

Wordsworth (166) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Draft pour at Denver location. Pours amber with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Smells nutty and roasty. Tastes boldly roasted with a malty finish. I'm not a fan of reds usually but this isn't bad. The palate is pretty simple though.

jsmerig (1719) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours a clear amber red with good lacing. Aroma is malty with a touch of nutty. Taste is smokey with notes of berries finishing with pronounced hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Light red clear on color with off white lacing. Sweet vandied fruit aroma. Palate is crisp and clean with a lingering finish.

heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Tap at DM). Deep red copper body with traces of a thin white head. Nose of oranges and leather. There is a sweaty leather finish with orange peel. The finish is off like old oj.

robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Poured at Rockbottom in Ballston, VA. Reddish amber color with a nice head. Lacing coats nicely. This beer tastes a bit malty and the finish is somewhat chalky. Not a bad brew but does not stand out.

TomTiedemann (249) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
this is a great looking beer. great taste also. not a big fan of the reds but would have it again.

Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
Draught @ Rockbottom, Halifax, NS: Amber red pour, light sweet aroma. Taste is mostly caramel malts, not well balanced or offering anything elaborate. Meh.

Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
A red copper ale with a thin white head. A light caramel aroma with some light hops. In mouth, a nutty malt with roasted coffee notes, pleasant, nicely hopped and crisp. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 11 2009.

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