Marble Red Ale - Marble Brewery
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
2.83/5 rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
12oz bottle poured into a Harpoon IPA stange. Top right edge of label stamped 12 01 11.
Appearance - Medium dark brown body. Big rocky offwhite head with good retention and low stick.
Smell - Hop heavy at first, before the chocolate malt brings it back down to earth. Great presence and balance of hop and malt.
Taste - A little hop forward. Could cut back a little. Or maybe add more malt. Too tannic, alcoholic, and bitter. I take back what I said earlier... this definitely needs much more malt presence.
Mouthfeel - Astringency kills it. Medium bodied. Can't really get a feel for the carbonation, if any, because the astringency is overpowering.
Overall Drinkability - Really disappointed on this one. Hopefully it was just a bad batch, because I can's see anyone putting this out on the market. Even Budweiser American Ale is leaps and bounds more enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2012 00:46:33 | More by ZenAgnostic
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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.