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Red Marker Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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75
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
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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Photo of hef
3/5  rDev -8%

hef, May 24, 2013
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 civicm87
3/5  rDev -8%

civicm87, May 02, 2013
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

ThomasAWilson2, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

speedvagen, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of GFish
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

GFish, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of gregoryhersh
3.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice, rich red/golden color. Not much head on the pour. Beer itself is dry, citrusy with pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel has the taste holding in the back of your cheeks for a while, but not too strong. A good sipping beer; nothing special, but tasty. Probably an autumn beer, not a mid-winter one as I'm trying.

gregoryhersh, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

THECPJ, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of KenC
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

KenC, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of BuddytheElf
4/5  rDev +22.7%

BuddytheElf, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +15%

LJWalker, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Zonian1, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

GaryMarkle84, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev +15%

williahd, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev -8%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of tanner1980
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

tanner1980, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (batch code 07 12) poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Coppery orange with hints of red - maybe a tad murky on the table and slightly hazy. Not very bright for a red. Off white head upon pouring died back to a thin skin all the way across the top and a slightly thicker ring at the edge of the glass. Some strands of lacing here and there.

Smell: When first poured, mostly malt with caramel notes. As it warms up, not a lot of smell - bit of the malt, but muted. With a swirl I can pick some hops that are grassy, citrus, and piney combined.

Taste: Most of the flavor seems to come at the end with this beer. Hard to pick out much of anything at first, then a quick note of malt. The ending has tea-like bitterness, a bit of grapefruit citrus, toasted malt and cracker. Not really amazing in flavor, but definitely refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Despite not making a lot of noise upon cracking the bottlecap, the beer has lively carbonation on the tongue, just south of fizzy. Some lingering hop oils and stickiness on the teeth, but otherwise a bit watery.

Overall / Drinkability: It's just okay. Nothing amazing. I find one is enough and I'm done.

damndirtyape, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of jereb33
2.25/5  rDev -31%

jereb33, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of rhhjr
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rhhjr, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Yabev15
3/5  rDev -8%

Yabev15, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Apellonious
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz out of a six from mcdougal's.

A - pours a murky reddish brown , with an odd green hue. Little to no head on the pour, thin lace.

S - malt toffieness, mild sourness, bread

T - More malts and bread, some mild hops and grains. Slight hints of smoke and chocolate. Pretty tasty, but nothing overly complex or noteworthy here. Fruit and some sweetness appear as the beer warms.

M - a little on the thin/watery side, but it has a good level of carbonation.

O - drinkable red/amber ale that is recommended to try, but doesnt quite hold up to some others in this category. Interested in trying some others from this brewery.

Apellonious, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
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
Photo of jscottku21
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

jscottku21, Mar 05, 2012
Red Marker Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.