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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
76
okay

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 05-12-2008)
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3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a nice beer from my hometown. Nice ale flavor but lacking a bit of boldness associated with most ales. Overall, a commendable effort and an enjoyable beer, served well chilled. Flavor tends to lose its appeal as it warms. Bravo for bringing a good beer that is brewed in Williamsburg

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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2.6/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle (no date but purchased 2 days ago) served in a snifter.
An unusual amount of ressure released by uncapping. Pours dark and murky red-brown in color, hazy and with an over-sized, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing.
Aroma: infected?
Flavor: better than the nose and drinkable, but still poor.
Feel: soft and smooth with high carbonation.

O: possible infected, making 2 out of 3 (all different beers) for me from this brewer. Should re-visit but the lack of quality control discourages that.

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Photo of farrago
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An aggressive pour yields a little around two fingers of off white foam, mostly larger bubbles and it dissolves down to the surface swiftly to leave a spotty covering across the surface, about average stick to the lacing, thin streaks here and there. Reddish brown liquid, more of a metallic orange at the glass bottom and rims, clear and easy to see through, few visible bubbles. The nose offers malt, mocha, hard caramel, scones and pie crust, boozy vanillin notes, mix of red cherry to apricot fruit, turns to mixed unprocessed grains after awhile, lacks some in the length department. Medium-bodied, likewise on the stern side in the mouth not clenched per se but not flowing openly. Dry in texture even without much carbonation and prickle, stunts the flavors a bit. Cocoa, cola, smidge of black licorice to go with the pie crust, challah bread, and pastry dough. Has a mineral water component as well. There’s no real flaws here it is simply hard to warm to, doesn’t offer depth or richness in any one area. Drinkable but you’d likely lose interest halfway through the second bottle.

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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a murky dark brown with reddish highlights with a quarter of a finger of off-white colored head that quickly dissolved into a wispy lacing of foam that entirely covered the top of the beer. The foam leaves a nice lacing of halos on the sides of the glass as the beer is drunk.

Aroma: Lots of malt and bready aromas. Some dried stone fruit, like raisins or prunes or figs. Some candied sugar too.

Taste: Nice balance of malt and bread and the fruitiness of raisins, prunes or figs, followed by some nice hops to round everything. Sort of reminded me of Fig Newtons, but in a very good way!

Mouthfeel: Medium-full, with a good chewiness to the beer as well and some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of only 5%, there hardly any alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good amber that has a very good balance between the malt and the hops. I liked it very much!

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2/5  rDev -39%

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