Red Cape Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +32.8%
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.
12-12-2011 14:55:17 | More by adrock7309
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
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
Red Cape Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.