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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Scarlet Fire is an American style Red Ale. The name coming from the reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead songs Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain, has a nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. The beer is brewed with American Ale yeast, and the hops are East Kent Goldings, paying tribute to its heritage as an Irish Red Ale.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (2064) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
On tap, Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery, Chicago, with Gordon. Deep ruddy brown in colour, off white foam. Definitely leaning more towards an American amber than a traditional Irish red, thats not a bad thing. Some sweet caramel and toasty malts, assertive bitterness, spicy hop, clean yeast no diacetyl to speak of. A tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Pours a clear amber brown with a off white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is sweet but dark and earthy with a touch of smokiness. The finish is clean and has a bit of an earthy flavor to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2016
red-brown pour with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, creamy a little roasty. Nice lacing . A solid malt backbone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Pints at Windy City Inn. Bready and malty, quite toasty and roasty for the style. Simple flavor profile, well made.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Malted aroma. Nice white head with a clear red body. Nice lacing down the whole glass. Good balance of malts and hops for a red. A little bit of a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
The bomber I purchased exploded when opened. I spent about 5 minutes sucking foam until it settled down. Im sure that was an anomaly, but its what Ill remember about this one. Color is a murky reddish brown with lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel malts, rye bread and grass, with some fruit. Taste is slightly sweet with some noticeable pepper and a drier, satisfying finish. Body is light to medium with lively carbonation. Quite enjoyable once the explosion was over.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (24004) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Draft. Clear deep amber color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is malty with subtle black pepper. Nicely balanced and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6665) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Aroma is earth, toasted malts and mild caramel. The flavor is toasted malts, fruit, light citrus hops, mild sweetness/sugar notes and a lightly bitter/tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour on tap, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, red fruits into a bit of orange, pine, grassy notes into a bit of earth, spice. Taste was a mix of orange, pine, slight caramel into a bit of yeast, touch of toasted bread into a bit of spicy hops, finishing sweet, slightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2934) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at the source on Spit Cup weekend. Pours brownish orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and a bit of light fruit. Taste follows, although more fruity than the aroma. Not exactly sure what irish ales should be, this is just a solid fairly tasty brew. 13.3


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