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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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75% American Red Ale, 25% Ale Aged in American Oak Barrels. A brash American Red ale, dripping with citrusy Centennial hops, mellowed by a touch of oak. Aromas of toffee, citrus, crushed herbs, vanilla and fresh-sawn oak. Complex!

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3.7
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Really glad I got to try this one. The beer pours an amber color with a huge white head. The aroma is classic red ale with a lot of caramel malt and a little bit of grass, but I also get a lot of oak notes from the barrel aging. While the aroma is good, the flavor is better and more complex. I get a lot of caramel malt notes, as well as some oak, maple and vanilla. I also get a little bit of cherry and other dark fruit in the aroma which is a welcome addition. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice, relatively low alcohol barrel aged beer.

3.7
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Hazy red amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, grass, floral hops, vanilla, and wood. Taste of toffee, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, some vanilla, and light spices, and lighter wood tannins.

3.7
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours a nice amber-red with an offwhite head. The nose is nice and fresh, light berry notes, caramel and some orange zest. The oak is very subdued. On tasting, the oak is a bit more present, lending notes of vanilla and white pepper. More soft toffee and a balancing bitterness. Not overly complex but well put together. Solid.

3.7
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Pours deep amber with a slight haze. Large off-white head with good retention and lace. The aroma doesn’t pop right of the bat. Traditional malty amber notes is all I got on the nose. As it warms it improves: Floral, oak, and even some melon. Quite a bit of oak actually. Light+ sweet, light+ bitter flavors. Medium body and texture, surprisingly soft carbonation, and a grassy hopped dry finish.

3.7
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
11 mar 2012, tap at The Bruery. Honey amber color and faintly hazy. Cedar hopiness and cherry? malt. Med/thin body and fizzy. Faint tart oakiness, light cherry syrup, mostly a grassy hop amber. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange to light brown with a huge off-white head. Aroma is dry malty and light toasted. Smooth caramelish, light fruity and mellow herbal and vanilla mixed. Smooth vanilla wooden touch. Bitter and dry smooth malty finish.

3.7
anders37 (27047) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy pale reddish amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy aroma with weak yeasty hints. Sweetish malty hoppy weak piney bitter flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty bitter finish.

3.7
jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2012
Draft at barcade whilst waiting for bros. pours a deep, hazy red. Aroma is sweet citrus and oak. Mouthfeel is nicely balanced between citrus hop, wood, a light bitterness and sweet malt. Great amber!

3.7
sethbreaker (180) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft at Barcade. Pours a nice red colour, Thin head, Aroma of citrus hops and sweet malts. Sweet malt on the palate with some oak and bitter hops. Very well balanced.

3.7
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
The aroma is really sweet with a hint of wood. Almost peachy. The appearance is murky and carbonated. The taste starts off sweet then rolls into the wooden flavor that finishes sour. The palate is different. Overall, an interesting beer, that I would buy fo sho.


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