Red Marker Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Red Marker AleRed Marker Ale

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 05-12-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +25%

Sometimes Breweries make mistakes that make the beer even better!

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Acks
3.99/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Riverwarrior
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of patre_tim
3.89/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of VBWharfRat
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of slvrmon82
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of jfmorey
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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Red Marker Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.