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Red Marker Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Red Marker AleRed Marker Ale

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-24-2012 03:13:55 | More by LJWalker
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

10-21-2012 12:48:35 | More by Zonian1
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-13-2012 14:53:31 | More by ncaudle
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-10-2012 22:19:02 | More by GaryMarkle84
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williahd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-04-2012 20:53:46 | More by williahd
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -7.1%

10-04-2012 16:19:53 | More by djre4orm
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tanner1980


3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-31-2012 01:27:39 | More by tanner1980
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 23:46:13 | More by damndirtyape
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jereb33

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

07-19-2012 18:19:24 | More by jereb33
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rhhjr

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2012 23:39:00 | More by rhhjr
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-07-2012 17:19:01 | More by Yabev15
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Apellonious

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 22:04:19 | More by Apellonious
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-06-2012 03:54:18 | More by avisong
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 04:22:22 | More by 57md
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jscottku21

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

03-05-2012 16:59:47 | More by jscottku21
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ckollias

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy brown hue with a frothy, white, 2-finger head that quickly dissipates in to a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Not a huge nose here. Malty scent with a slight hoppy background.

T: Smooth malty flavor that is a little more sweet than bitter. Finishes slightly hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent red ale – nothing special – or anything I would grab again. But it was enjoyable and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 01:25:49 | More by ckollias
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber color with reddish highlights. Weak off white head, and minimal lacing on my snifter. The nose is bread, toast, caramel malt, and slight hops. Not bad. Taste is the same profile, but it's a little watered down in the taste department. Feel is medium, with malt roast coming through the most. Overall, an ok beer with several flaws. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 01:13:27 | More by jayhawk73
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

2/5  rDev -38.1%

01-26-2012 01:27:12 | More by AndrewMichael
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-04-2011 17:45:34 | More by whallgren
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.1%

11-20-2011 03:30:02 | More by DoctorB2B
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jfmorey

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2011 20:36:27 | More by jfmorey
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from Growler filled by the kind people at Williamsburg Alewerks.... into a 16 oz pint glass.

A: Pours a nice dark copper color.. 2 fingers of big fluffy head.. that settles to a nice layer and ring... wonderful lacing from start to finish.

A: Right up front I'm getting sweet roasted malt.. hint of caramel and a little grassy hops.

T: Sweet caramel malt right up front, quickly changes over to a grassy hops mid palette and finishes with the bitter hops.

M: Mid bodied and a little oily from the hops.. Carbonation is pretty light.

O: Not a bad little Red... Little more hops than I'm used too in a red but not bad... ABV is good so this could be a good session beer it you liked it...

Serving type: growler

09-28-2011 04:17:09 | More by mralphabet
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a light amber color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing.

S: A weird, slightly off-putting aroma of malt, hops and a soapy quality.

T: Tasted of some malt, piney hops, and that same soapy quality. Not a very appetizing flavor. Unfocused and a bit on the thin side.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is definitely not a very memorable beer. Could have been better than it was.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 12:11:33 | More by avalon07
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rdub

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the brewery fresh bottle into my new Williamsburg AleWerks pint glass. Side note: I tried all the brews from the Alewerks and they all shared a common taste, even between styles. Must be te water. Anyway, poured a murky reddish brown. Aroma of mostly malt with just a touch of hops. I'm thinking like a 4:1 ratio. Kind of reminded me of old school Killians. Just your basic red.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 02:09:37 | More by rdub
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Bung

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 03:15:20 | More by Bung
Red Marker Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
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