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Marble Red Ale - Marble Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

168 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pokesbeerdude on 01-03-2010)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%

New Mexico, to Tempe, to Orange County. I didn't realize that I had bought two bottles (one from two different stores) when I brought my $120 beer haul to California. Here's 12 ounces, and on to the beer:

Red...dark red colored. So dark that it looks crimson. A low head is formed on the head with just a few dots of lace sticking to the glass. The aroma at first has a touch of dry cardboard. Much of that clears up and underneath comes a pleasing hop aroma, pine, esters, passionfruit, and toasted sugar in small doses. Complex indeed. More hop forward than malt is the aroma, so there is some irony to taste a beer that's more malty than hoppy. Malty, fruity, toffee. Soft hop leaves and tea help diversify this red ale. Somewhat bitter like many IPA's, but sweeter. A bittersweet flavor lingers in its aftertaste of this medium bodied, low carbonated beer.

Yes, I like this one. Now I'm glad that I "accidently" bought a second bottle :-)

04-07-2014 02:22:36 | More by DoubleJ
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured into a standard pint glass a clear medium amber color with a half finger off white head atop that was gone pretty quickly.A healthy dose of fruity hops hit ya in the nose along with caramel malt but not overly sweet smelling,the hops win out.Like the aromas a good shot of fruity hops at the onset of the palate,not bitter just lightly sweet fruitiness,light roast and caramel malt make it balanced.I like a good hopped up red and this quite good,it seems smaller than it's abv,just a slight sharpness in the mouth keeps it from being 4's across the board.

05-08-2013 21:13:48 | More by oberon
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #38 (Mar 2010):

From the sticky sea foam lacing to the stunningly clear brownish-red hue, this beer is a treat to look at. Orangey minty hop aromas wrap around a tight package of caramel malti- ness, flaunted by the very smooth, lush and semi-creamy medium body. Heavy load of cara- mel and a bit of juiciness meets the sharp bite of hop bitterness to make for a very balanced beer. Some toasted breadiness pushes up against the lingering orange rind hop flavor, with some fruitiness in the middle. Ghost-like roasted tone in the semisweet, bitter finish.

We love us some old-school Red Ales, all hoppy and everything, with the malt to back it all up. Seriously good beer here.

01-11-2011 02:07:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-23-2014 02:40:54 | More by SuomiHobbit
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Sixpack at the Bearden Beer Market in Knoxville, Tn. Pours a clear copper body with a tall beige head. Very good retention and some sticky patch lacing on the glass.

Aroma is hoppy grapefruit, orange rind, and some toasted caramel.

Mouthfeel has a medium body and carbonation and some hop oiliness.

Taste is on the hoppy side for a red ale. Crystal, Cascade, and Simcoe are put to good use here. Grapefruit and lemon rind bitterness combine with a mintiness to give the toasted caramel malt base a run for its money. Tasty and well balanced.

Certainly one of the hoppier red ales I've tried. Goes down easy.

03-02-2011 01:08:00 | More by merlin48
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randal

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%

Picked this up on a trip through Albuquerque. At $6.99 a six pack this is quite a bargain and was one of the best beers I had all vacation.

The smell was one of wonderful unabashed citrus hops. I love well-hopped red ales and this one is right there with Green Flash Hophead Red, maybe even hoppier.

Taste followed with floral and citrus butted up against a firmly malty center.

Too bad I bought only one sixpack.

08-22-2010 19:37:12 | More by randal
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-08-2013 16:11:48 | More by mrw1zard
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2011 02:44:22 | More by bpfrush
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-11-2014 16:40:09 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Dinkel

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-16-2013 03:27:29 | More by Dinkel
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-20-2011 22:57:50 | More by dsauter
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Auraan

Arizona

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured a pretty reddish orange with a slight ring of head that quickly receded. Scents of citrus, tropical fruit and slight pine and caramel malt. Flavor begins with piney hops, giving way to floral hops and with a good malt backbone and slight sweetness on the finish with hints of caramel. It's a really good, IPA like flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level that makes it smooth to drink. This is a good beer, not what I was expecting at all, far hoppier and far better than expected. Definitely worth trying.

05-21-2013 07:06:41 | More by Auraan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

A big rich off white head slowly dies into a nice lacing above a clear reddish golden colored ale.

Slightly roasted grain malt sweetness blended with a citrus hops aroma that is done quite nicely.

Slightly roasted caramel grain malts blend really well with a citrus to pine hops bite give this red a very worthy taste.

A dry aftertaste that harbors the hops citrus and dryness on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty darn good red, I hope these guys get more exposure.

10-19-2012 22:41:36 | More by LXIXME
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jALEson

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-23-2013 04:05:33 | More by jALEson
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m0unds

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-11-2013 17:39:57 | More by m0unds
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javlin624

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

07-16-2014 02:56:53 | More by javlin624
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

12 oz bottle served cold into a goblet.

Marble Red is a deep redish brown with good clarity. The head is thick and settles slowly leaving spoty lace behind.

Aroma is malty sweet with a heavy dose of British and Northwestern hops.

Flavor is big for a red ale but still nicely balanced. Bold malt base with caramel and toast. Hops are earthy, spicy, and a little grassy.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall a really well done hoppy red.

05-10-2012 02:37:23 | More by GilGarp
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%

Appearance: Very full head. Great red color. A bit too carbonated for my liking.

Smell: Excellent balance on the malt and hops. Fairly biscuity and also hoppy, especially for a red ale.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely unique flavor. Spiced hops with a malty background. Mouthfeel might be a bit rough, especially for this style.

Drinkability: Not your standard red ale, but very good.

Overall: A bit unusual, but one of my favorite red ales.

09-07-2011 03:04:39 | More by tjsdomer2
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RJV13

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-26-2014 00:12:24 | More by RJV13
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2011 15:42:14 | More by kkrez
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

07-19-2012 16:43:18 | More by hiphopj5
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

05-15-2014 15:37:38 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

11-22-2011 06:06:08 | More by Beertracker
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

10-15-2012 02:46:13 | More by stampfler07
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours a clear amber, mahogany color with a tight off-white head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells of sweet toffee and citrus. Lots of sugar in the nose.

Tastes of caramel malt with a good dose of hops. Plenty of toffee and caramel with a syrupy sweetness. Biscuit, bread notes come through as well. Citric hops come through and adds a bitterness to cut the sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

06-14-2010 04:01:26 | More by ocelot2500
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Marble Red Ale from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.