Marble Red Ale - Marble Brewery
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Reviews by Phelps:
4.15/5 rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Looks: irrepressible. The beer pours a lovely light mahogany with hues of dark orange tippling about. A tightly woven head of light peach sits atop, reluctant to leave, while battalions of bubbles rise to meet it. I let the beer warm for a good ten minutes and the head doesn't even budge. Spotted lace in varied shapes and sizes, from tracks to webs to full sheets. Glorious.
Smells: straightforward. Grapefruit citrus with some piney spice mixed in and backed by sweet caramel and honey-glazed toasted biscuits.
Tastes: solid. Perfect blend of citrus and pine in the hops, with a bitterness that's dialed back to an acrid tinge at the back of the tongue, reminding of orange pith. Sweet raw sugar, maybe a bit of caramel malt. Every now and then I get the flavor of a handful of skittles. More like an IPA than a red, but it's still a good flavor. A nice bready biscuit flavor comes out more as the beer warms, but more malt would be desired.
Feels: dulcet. Medium carbonation, with a soft feel just a shade under medium. A little tongue-numbing.
Drinks: like hoppy red ale -- the best kind.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2010 07:37:43 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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 :-)
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 02:22:36 | More by DoubleJ
Marble Red Ale from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.