Red Racer Winter Ale - Central City Brewing
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3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a dark ruby red, finger of head which quickly dissipates leaving no real lacing.
S - Sweet cherries with some roasted almonds, caramel malts and some sweet spices (nutmeg, ginger & cinnamon).
T - The sweet fruitiness comes through, followed by caramel, some leafy hops and touch of vanilla that lingers. The spices are also present, but are more subtle.
M - Medium bodied ale, a bit prickly going down, and finishes a tad dry.
D - Overall, a tasty winter ale with some unique flavours, and a nice hop / malt balance. The ABV is reasonably well hidden, and the flavours are subtle enough to make it quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2011 23:10:33 | More by andrenaline
British Columbia (Canada)
4.9/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Central City Brewpub, Surrey, BC. They still have this on tap even though it is May and they have plenty of 6 packs left in the adjacent liquor store at reduced price.
Appearance: Deep amberish mahogany, clear, with one finger creamy beige head receding moderately quickly to a ring and leaving heavy lacing.
Aroma: Classic malty spiced winter warmer aroma. Nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, treacle, alcohol. Possibly other spices.
Taste: Malty with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and clove, with some vanilla and distant coffee. Honey and treacle give it a balanced winter warmer sweetness, and the taste is quite vinous, showing how well brewed this beer is. The alcohol is appropriately noticeable and helps carry this true winter warmer. The finish is long and rich, as the spices and balanced sweetness linger.
Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied. Manages to be crisp, dry, and silky.
Drinkability: The only thing holding back the drinkability of this beer is just how rich it is. It is a delightfully delicious beer, but after a couple of them, some people may prefer to move on to something less rich. However, if you don't mind the rich flavour of this beer, you won't be worried.
The best winter ale in BC after Howe Sound, and it's not far behind.
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2009 17:11:01 | More by lumikuuro
Red Racer Winter Ale from Central City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.