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Red Cape Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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75
okay

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 20.26%
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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mull0263

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -35.7%

12-23-2011 19:05:35 | More by mull0263
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brydeen

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -35.7%

12-16-2011 23:18:31 | More by brydeen
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

03-23-2012 22:25:20 | More by minneapolitanjim
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

11-29-2013 02:24:41 | More by mmulebarn
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

05-07-2014 00:14:37 | More by mothman
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Cooper

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-16-2014 22:53:05 | More by Cooper
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-06-2012 01:09:57 | More by Hopstout
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FakeDeniro

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

05-21-2012 15:44:57 | More by FakeDeniro
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -10%

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.

12-19-2011 23:29:18 | More by tempest
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plfahey

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

12-12-2011 06:52:03 | More by plfahey
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djschnabel

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.5%

03-14-2012 01:00:58 | More by djschnabel
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.5%

01-14-2014 01:33:25 | More by mattmarka1
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olafphysics

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.5%

02-16-2012 00:53:42 | More by olafphysics
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.5%

12-19-2011 21:36:07 | More by plumcrazyfx
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

12-22-2011 02:09:53 | More by KarlHungus
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

02-21-2012 03:00:08 | More by SpdKilz
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.16/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

02-07-2013 20:04:20 | More by NilocRellim
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

01-10-2012 06:13:28 | More by MattyG85
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

04-17-2014 03:08:16 | More by sparx1100
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

01-02-2013 04:05:19 | More by jsprain1
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Deep amber in color with a one finger head of light tan foam.

A lovely malt scent that offers up notes of chocolate, caramel and plum. Moderate sweetness, but pretty interesting to say the least.

Not as good tasting as it was smelling. The taste is a bit subdued, dare I say, watered down. The malt presence tastes much lighter. There are very subtle flavors of chocolate and caramel. The hops are light as well adding some earthy notes. A touch minerally also. Overall, just a bit bland.

Feels a bit light and the carbonation seems a bit high. Kind of makes for a weird feel.

Drinks really easy, but I kind of lost interest after the first several sips. Kind of just a run of the mill type of amber or red. I'll have to pass on this one next time.

12-09-2011 22:53:36 | More by jera1350
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-31-2012 17:05:36 | More by laymansbeerfan
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-08-2012 06:31:32 | More by HoistinBrews
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-02-2012 16:49:20 | More by millelacsmark
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-10-2013 05:36:54 | More by SaxmanRick
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Red Cape Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.