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Red Cape Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 20.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jera1350 on 12-09-2011)
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by FakeDeniro:
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2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall a bit watery and a bit of an off taste on the backside. The look and smell nothing to brag about. Just small hints of bready malts, toffee, and caramel. Not what I think of when I want to pick up a Irish Red. Goes down easy but I don’t need a second one.

FakeDeniro, May 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of mull0263
2/5  rDev -36.3%

mull0263, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of NilocRellim
3.16/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ale came on tap in a pint glass. Appeared red, dark brown in colour with good clarity. There really was not much of an aroma or scent to this beer; perhaps a tiny whiff of hop, if any. The taste of this ale was very mild, smooth and nutty. There was a subtle hop and malt flavour to the body, but only very slight. No significant after tastes or lingering flavours detected.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

NilocRellim, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Malty, nutty biscuit nose with some dark caramel in the background.
Pours clear chestnut under a finely bubbled foam cap that dissipates to a thick film.
Palate starts with spicy, grainy malt flavors typical of English malts, with more caramel flavor than caramel sweetness joined by biscuit and nuts that preceed a mild earthy herbal hop finish.
Medium carbonation and body comes with a big British character.

pat61, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with shades of ruby red. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of off white head with good retention. Moderate amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A very malty and bready aroma that is a bit odd. Caramel and toffee malts with some bready cracker, butter, nuts, and tea. A light hint of roasty chocolate. Also a strong yeasty presence in the aroma.

Taste: Very bready and cracker like. Some caramel and chocolate malts that are lightly roasted giving a hint of nutty chocolate flavor. Somewhat buttery with a strong presence of yeast. Very light amount of earthy hops towards the finish. Almost literally tastes like a liquid tea biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and pretty smooth.

Overall: An interesting brew with a nice breadyness. Could of used a little less yeast.

MattyG85, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Cooper
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Cooper, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of tempest
2.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a bomber at the Ale Jail for $6. This beer smells and tastes a bit like it's been oxidized. I think that it's actually the Irish ale yeast character just coming on too strong, but it's not pleasant. Underneath is a well-made, smooth malty caramel character, but it's not enough to make this beer worth drinking.

tempest, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of plfahey
2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Mahogany brown with good clarity. Thin, tan cream colored head has low retention.

Aroma-Very light and average aroma-with light toast and a lightly fruity nuttiness to it. Faintest hint of earthy hops. Some brown malt aroma as well.

Flavor-Sweet brown bread malt up front is thin and watery on the palate. Midpalate has a sort of musty, earthy hop character along with some biscuity malt. Finish has some nice earthy hop flavor emerging along with toasty brown malt and a touch of chocolate. Moderately low hop bitterness dries out the palate. The finish tastes alright, but it's almost not worth it for the muddled, bland flavor you have to go through up front.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Feels kinda watery and thin, which really detracts from the already weak flavor profile.

Just a weak beer on the whole. Easily drinkable once you get past the taste. I was hoping that Flat Earth would put together something much better than this to celebrate the Winter Carnaval, but the offering on the whole is thin, and pretty lacking in terms of flavor and aroma.

plfahey, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of djschnabel
3/5  rDev -4.5%

djschnabel, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A big thanks to laymansbeerfan for this great beer. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a deep mahogany, ruby red color into a tulip. About a finger of slight off white head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Smell – Lots of bready malts, toffee, caramel, nuts, hints of hops.

Taste – Odd metallic taste, heavy caramel, malts, bread, nuts, chocolate, yeast.

Mouthfeel – Lighter bodied, somewhat watery.

Overall – Not the best Irish Red. Kind of off putting to be honest.

SpdKilz, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of minneapolitanjim
2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

minneapolitanjim, Mar 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

sparx1100, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of KarlHungus
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a deep ruby color. The head is a half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of tea, toffee, butter crackers, and a hint of caramel. It is a nice aroma, but it is a bit weak for the style. The taste is lighter than the aroma with some tea and toffee in the background. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a watery texture. Overall, I will pass on this beer next time.

KarlHungus, Dec 22, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle shared on 12/11. I will start by first saying that I was totally unprepared for the color of this beer. Perhaps by the label and description of this being a amber "red" ale. The color was a murky brown, very reminiscent of a new castle but more grey even than that. Thankfully color doesnt dictate flavor and that was right on. Noticed a bit of an almond aroma with faint hops. Flavor was roasty malt with a sweet and quick finish. Looking to get some more soon.

adrock7309, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of jsprain1
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours dark ruby red, bordering on the edge of brown. Clear when held up to light. Head is three-fourths of a finger and off-white.
S- Smell is mild, with light toasted malt and a bit of caramel.
T- It is toasty and crisp up front. As the taste goes on and it gets further along on the tongue it unfolds some sweetness with caramel. There is some papery flavor in the finish as well.
M- Light body, with some lingering sweetness. Carbonation is a bit crisp.
O- An average beer. It's ok, but not particularly outstanding.

jsprain1, Jan 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

laymansbeerfan, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

olafphysics, Feb 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Hopstout, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

HoistinBrews, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of brydeen
2/5  rDev -36.3%

brydeen, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of ALifeWellWasted
5/5  rDev +59.2%

ALifeWellWasted, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

millelacsmark, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of mothman
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

mothman, May 07, 2014
Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark red, pretty good head.

Smell: Strong toffee smell, a little roasted note, hint of chocolate.

Taste: Nice toffee flavor with a little more roasted flavor than suggested in the nose. Not too dry, not too sweet.

Drinkability: Easy drinking and stays away from metal/tea flavors that I dislike in "reds".

Supporting the local St. Paul brewery here. This beer is a little early for the winter carnival, has a vulcan on the label. I'm pleasantly surprised by this as I don't normally go for "red" beers, and the reviews aren't too good. Better than I expected with lots of toffee flavor and a little roasted flavor too. Worth a try.

Mdog, Jan 14, 2012
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Red Cape Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.