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Redbird Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Redbird Ale
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews by ruckus232:
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4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ruckus232, May 10, 2009
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Photo of emerge077
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, Apr 15, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

match1112, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of manahansf
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

manahansf, Nov 19, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

bsuedekum, Mar 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

beernads, May 24, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ajmoody76, Jan 18, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

ryanpj, Nov 27, 2013
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Redbird Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
80 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.