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Redbird Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Redbird Ale
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80
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American-style red ale brewed in honor of our Illinois state bird. Medium caramel sweetness balances pleasant hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2008)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ruckus232:
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +19.3%

Appearance: Slightly cloudy with a nice amber color with a nice tan head

Smell: Sweet caramel smell with very little bitterness present

Taste: Sweet caramel taste that finishes of with a slightly toasted taste. There is little to know bitterness as all even though some ambers can be more bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body that feels a little heavier then most red/amber ales.

05-10-2009 01:00:08 | More by ruckus232
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emerge077

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5%

So there are Cardinal fans in Normal...

Reddish amber body, creamy head with some lace. Lightly spicy malt aroma. Bready. Low carbonation, that gives it a cask-ale homebrew feel.

Bready malt flavors mingle with a low caramel sweetness. Pretty basic, not especially exciting. Would be a decent session ale if you weren't into contemplating your beer.

04-15-2008 02:51:34 | More by emerge077
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

08-18-2013 23:14:39 | More by enelson
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-27-2014 18:24:58 | More by krome
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-17-2012 14:44:53 | More by NateMac13
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-18-2011 19:43:50 | More by mhaugo
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-18-2013 17:40:15 | More by spycow
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ImperialSnout

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-21-2012 01:45:13 | More by ImperialSnout
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match1112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-16-2013 13:19:57 | More by match1112
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manahansf

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -2%

Pours a deep amber color with a clear body and a light creamy white head. The aroma is very malty with some sweetness and some toasted characteristics. Some tartness interrupts the flavor and undoes any balance. Besides the tart quality, there is very little hop presence. The medium body gives the brew great mouthfeel, but the tartness and lack of complexity makes the drinkability suffer. Fades nicely through a long slow finish.

11-19-2009 19:30:26 | More by manahansf
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-13-2013 00:28:42 | More by bsuedekum
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beernads

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

05-24-2013 08:47:24 | More by beernads
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ajmoody76

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%

brought home a growler the other night. pours clear dark amber. thin tan head. good lacing. looks good.

malt and biscuit nose. herbal hops also. no off odors.

sweet malts and bread. low hop presence. dry aftertaste. follows style.

mid body. adequate carbonation. have had this beer a few times previous and will keep continuing to get it. another good flagship beer.

01-18-2009 21:21:57 | More by ajmoody76
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-20-2012 00:11:00 | More by t0rin0
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5%

11-27-2013 22:12:59 | More by ryanpj
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

10-02-2013 22:47:01 | More by DuffDaddy
Redbird Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
80 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.