Red Marker Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev +23.1%
A: Cloudy amber color, mid size head with some retention.
S: Hoppy and a scent of caramel.
T: A little sweet, good caramel taste with decent amount of hops.
M: Heavy but smooth, resonates well on the tongue afterwards.
O: Good beer, a lot of flavor without being too heavy.
06-28-2014 14:09:55 | More by Acks
3.93/5 rDev +21.3%
S = Huge butterscotch notes with a little caramel in the background. It's like sticking your head in a bag of "Werther's" candy.
T = Butterscotch was dominate with a hint of caramel. Near the end, some hop bitterness appeared which rounded out the sweetness perfectly. The bitterness level was low and the finish was semi-sweet.
MF = Medium body, moderate carbonation, and smooth going down.
Overall, this is a very solid ale with high drinkability. This would make a great session beer.
05-12-2008 10:30:59 | More by Riverwarrior
3.89/5 rDev +20.1%
A: Deep brown cherry red filtered brew with lots of carbonation, 2 fingers of beige head. Fine thin lace like lacing.
S: Citrus, sweet toffee, fruity like cherries, coffee, very candy like.
T: Fruity like fruit punch, citrus, light toasted malts, coffee. Light bitter hops linger on the palate as well as fruity notes.
M: Medium body, medium high foamy carbonation, smooth finish.
O: Got this one in Williamsburg, VA, at the cheese factory, drank in Clyde, NC June 23, 2014. Really well done in spite of mediocre reviews.
06-24-2014 01:28:56 | More by patre_tim
3.88/5 rDev +19.8%
12 oz, Found this at the Grapevine in Fort Mill. Hope it's not too old, no idea on dating.
Poured a fairly vibrant red, very thin layer of white head. Doesn't retain and does not lace to well.
Very malty aroma, light leather and treacle. Lighter cocoa. Candied sugar also, pretty sweet. I could see how people would not like that, but for me it's fine.
Taste has much balancing hop presence. Piney and lightly spicey herbal hops equally present with solid caramel malt and peat, leather, some cocoa.
Heavy side of light bodied. Coats very well for a smaller beer. Carbonation more present in the mouth than appearance. Could drink a bunch of this no problem.
I must have got a newer bottler, none of the negative qualities described previously were found for me.
08-06-2011 03:15:20 | More by Bung
3.88/5 rDev +19.8%
Stopped in at the brewery and talked to Geoff for a while. It was a really small little place.
The appearance was a dark clear red. A little darker than most. Smell was great with lots of hints of sugar and malts. Very roasty smelling. Taste was good. Not great but pretty good. Very sweet but very dry at the end. Lots of sugar and malts. Mouthfeel was very crisp and creamy. Lots of carbonation. Drinkability is up there but a little to sweet.
A very good tasting beer.
06-30-2008 21:13:51 | More by slvrmon82
3.85/5 rDev +18.8%
On tap at the Black Bear Bistro in Warrenton, VA
Very nice ruby amber color
Generally a good balance between malty and bitter hops, which is exactly what I want in this style of beer. Lacks the complexity for a higher rating, but certainly worth drinking.
I have also had this in a bottle, much better on tap.
11-05-2011 20:36:27 | More by jfmorey
3.69/5 rDev +13.9%
Pours a clear amber with an off-white head.
Smell is rich in malts with over ripe citrus and pine from the hops.
Light even sweetness from the malt up front, with a refreshingly fruity and bitter follow up by the hops.
There's a bite of carbonation early, but overall it's smooth and creamy. Maybe a bit too smooth.
Not a lot going on here, but I really like the fruity hop component. It played nicely off the sweet malt. A good spring brew, though it would probably be just as refreshing in summer.
05-15-2013 01:11:53 | More by obywan59
3.65/5 rDev +12.7%
Pours reddish-copper with a finger of head that dissipated quickly but left some lacing. Considerable amount of malt in the nose. Malt profile is solid upfront, but it thins out on the finish. The finish is slightly bitter, but it is definitely a diminuendo instead of a crescendo.
03-08-2012 04:22:22 | More by 57md
3.65/5 rDev +12.7%
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle, no dating that I could find, poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep dark reddish brown color, there might be bubbles rising but I couldn't see inside, The head formed small, 1 finger at most, and faded quickly into some lacing. Nice color but I'd like a bigger head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel and a slight hoppiness.
Taste: Sweet caramel again, some piney hops come through in the middle and dominate the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp. The carbonation balanced well.
Overall: A decent red ale. Great session beer if nothing else. And for those of us from SE Virginia, it's local.
08-02-2010 01:45:00 | More by FenwaySquid
3.61/5 rDev +11.4%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Faint two finger tan head, simple pimple right off the pour. Some good staying power, but she is tiny. Body is a very deep red, crystal clear, but blood and dark with barely a hint of dark mahogany brown to it which makes it hard to see through. Settles to a thin cap and collared ring with even pinhead bubbles.
Nose is filled with lots whipped chocolate sensations. Good sense of sweet powdered spices, dry clove, lots of nutmeg. A very nice aroma almost winter warmer sensing.
Very mellow hop forward but not a booming presence on the palate. Hints of large grapefruit oil on the palate. Clean finish with oil character and coating. Slightly wet, without a chewy or malty depth and presence, some caramel to this would really hit the spot. Interesting the hops seem to star but they are not aggressive, which is fine with me. Slight hints of herbality and tea with the grapefruit also.
An interesting subdued hoppy amber, but with a nice fruit presence. Kind of dig it.
08-06-2013 01:09:23 | More by smakawhat
3.6/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours light brown with amber/reddish hues. A thin off-white/tannish head that stays tops it off. A little bit of lacing sticks.
The smell is bready, with toasted notes, and vague fruitiness.
The taste is of lightly toasted breadiness, some caramel, and some leafy, tea-like bitterness. Mild maltiness balanced by mild roast/toast and mild bitterness. It has a soft, dry finish.
Light-to-medium-bodied with medium carbonation, it's pretty smooth.
An easy-drinking, mild amber. Could push it up a notch or two in both malt and hop categories and still be "sessionable".
08-18-2008 15:52:50 | More by jwc215
Red Marker Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.