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Red Marker Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Red Marker AleRed Marker Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.64%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 05-12-2008)
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

theroguebrewer, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

ahbaggins, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

JMaxwell, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Acks
3.99/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

Acks, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Riverwarrior
3.93/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Riverwarrior, May 12, 2008
Photo of patre_tim
3.89/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

patre_tim, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev +19%
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.

Bung, Aug 06, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +19%

VBWharfRat, Aug 16, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +19%
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.

slvrmon82, Jun 30, 2008
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3.85/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

jfmorey, Nov 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

WaterCzar, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

LJWalker, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

gleemonger, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

williahd, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

northstar23, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of obywan59
3.69/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

obywan59, May 15, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

57md, Mar 08, 2012
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Red Marker Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.