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Red Marker Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Red Marker AleRed Marker Ale

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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

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Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 05-12-2008

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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 56
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.47/5  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!

Photo of StoutSeth
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of VBWharfRat
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Faint two finger tan head, simple pimple right off the pour. Some good staying power, but she is tiny. Body is a very deep red, crystal clear, but blood and dark with barely a hint of dark mahogany brown to it which makes it hard to see through. Settles to a thin cap and collared ring with even pinhead bubbles.

Nose is filled with lots whipped chocolate sensations. Good sense of sweet powdered spices, dry clove, lots of nutmeg. A very nice aroma almost winter warmer sensing.

Very mellow hop forward but not a booming presence on the palate. Hints of large grapefruit oil on the palate. Clean finish with oil character and coating. Slightly wet, without a chewy or malty depth and presence, some caramel to this would really hit the spot. Interesting the hops seem to star but they are not aggressive, which is fine with me. Slight hints of herbality and tea with the grapefruit also.

An interesting subdued hoppy amber, but with a nice fruit presence. Kind of dig it.

Photo of brendaniel
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of gleemonger
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of tgeorgf
4/5  rDev +22.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of hef
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of obywan59
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of GFish
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of gregoryhersh
3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BuddytheElf
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Red Marker Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.