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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A red ale with a malty mouthfeel that finishes with a hop kick. Our flagship session beer at 5% ABV.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Clear, dark reddish brown, full dense tan head that fades, leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is moderate, soft hoppiness with evergreen character. Toasty malt flavor, mild bitter hop finish leaves a slight linger of pine trees. Simple and easy to drink. Medium body, low carbonation.


3.1
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & Co., McLean. Nice amber body with thin head. Nose is malts, caramel, toasty. Hops in the taste for sure with some malty notes. Dry finish. Pretty good.

3.2
JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2016
appearance: deep coppery red, short and creamy light tan head, minimal lacing. aroma: floral and grassy hops, over some caramel malts. taste: toasty brown bread, caramel, hint of light molasses, then some citrus and floral hops. finish: hoppy finish, a bit dry. notes: A fine amber. Hop forward, but relatively balanced. Didn’t stand out too much. Draft at Barrel and Bushel Beerfest 2016.

2.9
kidobutai (690) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Good head but short lived. Intriguing copper -red color, not quite clear though. Good sweet aroma, fruity, tart taste and a little bitter.

2.6
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Williamsburg, Va - on tap at the Alewerks Taproom. Cloudy light Amber pour with a Light off-white head. Fish tank aroma, slightly off-putting. Hint of pomegranate fruitiness, brief caramel sweetness and citrus bitterness, somewhat muddled.

2.5
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle. 3.25 A: Clear deep amber brown color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average but a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Definitely hop forward. Floral with some early citrus notes. A touch of earthy hops underneath. Caramel maltiness with toastiness and a touch of cracker. 2.75 T: The taste is poorly balanced for an amber ale. There’s not enough malt character. Moderate bitterness with a touch of tanginess to it. Earthy mountain stream component. There’s some caramel and toastiness again, but it’s not strong enough and it comes off as slightly watery. 2.5 M: Lighter watery body. It could use a touch more carbonation. Lacking creaminess too. Not a big fan here. 2.75 D: It’s not horrible, but it’s well below average for the style. ★ 832 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 26, 2014

2.7
Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Poured dark ish red from bottle. Sort of a stale funk. Some old hops but not impressive ar all.

3
Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Peanutty aromas, doughy, modeling clay, some citrus. Clear dark red with a fully lasting khaki head. Dry, nutty, some citrus. Medium bodied.

3.2
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear, reddish color. Aroma is the pleasant floral type hoppy smell. Taste is pretty good too. Love the mild floral hops that are a tad bitter but not the smack you in face kind.

3.2
odusurfer (7) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Bottle from wegmans in northern va. Pours and smells like a good red ale, but has a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. Its decent, but the aftertaste kinda did it in for me. Not the best red I’ve had, not the worst.

3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to red color with a small one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing. The smell had a decent rolling caramel maltiness invading my nose that leveled off a bit as it warmed. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a light bitter kick close to the end. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate and didn’t have anything that told me this was bad. Overall, not a bad American Amber/Red. I’d probably get it again the next time I’m in Virginia.


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