Marble Red Ale - Marble Brewery
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2.83/5 rDev -30%
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.
01-02-2012 00:46:33 | More by ZenAgnostic
3.1/5 rDev -23.3%
Amazingly hoppy for an alleged Red Ale. Astringent and woody flavors followed by a big bitterness. A reddish amber color in the wine glass. Big foamy head. Some hints of roasted malt and a mere touch of caramel with the espresso bitterness taking over. Some kind of medicinal aftertaste.
Big, big hoppy red for the big hophead. This is an attractive and fragrant beer, but so overly bitter on top of the faint malt that I find it undrinkable.
07-13-2011 04:29:53 | More by mactrail
3.24/5 rDev -19.8%
Pours a a dark amber with a thumbs width beige head and nice lacing. A nice dose of some hops to go along with the expected sweetness; a nice dose of some sugar and caramel next to some grass. That's what you get with the flavor too. Lots of caramel and bitter piney hops. One dimensional in its attack. Medium bodied, maybe a little syrupy type mouthfeel. Overall, want this beer to be more than it is, but really just one dimensional with its bitter piney hops attacking you om top of the caramelt foundation.
06-29-2012 23:49:06 | More by denver10
3.5/5 rDev -13.4%
Served in a GameWorks shaker pint glass.
Thanks to papollo for this bottle!
This is, I'm sure this time, the last of my New Mexico stash from Paul. What a ride. This one pours a clear deep sunset amber topped by a half-finger of short-lived ecru foam. The nose is rather hop-forward, focusing on the citrus end of the spectrum, with a bit o' frosty caramel tossed in for good measure. The taste echoes the smell, leading with a stiff shot of orange peel; light caramel brings up the rear, rounding things out but not able to really assert itself to any appreciable degree. The body is a heavy light, with a moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an alright brew, but not really doing it for me.
10-09-2010 00:12:50 | More by TMoney2591
3.63/5 rDev -10.1%
On tap in a tall mug on 3/5/10 at Fox & Hound Pub, Albuquerque, NM
Medium brown with tobacco burst hues. Clear. Thin head with skim retention. Not much lace.
Lots of floral hops in the nose. Smells kind of juicy. Light candied notions. Earthy hops, too. Caramel malt is prominent though there is subtle breadiness.
Tastes plenty earthy with a showing of pine bitterness. Dry. Smooth caramel and bread. Manages to avoid being too sweet. Strangely, there are mild hints of fruit a slightly roasted twinge. Perhaps Scottish malt? Unsweetened chocolate and a hint of espresso toward the back end.
Medium-full body with an even, coating feel that lingers on the finish. Carbonation offers moderate agitation.
Overall impression: quite good. Happy to have tried it.
07-05-2011 23:59:29 | More by Ryan011235
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
3.68/5 rDev -8.9%
Picked up a sixer of this along with the IPA, solid beer. Nice dark red color, hefty head. Smells like hops woven around a real nice maltiness, pine too which I did not get from the IPA. Taste is chewy malt, more pine but the hoppiness is not jarring and is well integrated into the beer. You definitely notice it but it never takes over. Nice stuff.
04-18-2012 04:14:44 | More by ArrogantB
3.7/5 rDev -8.4%
A- This beer is the darkest ruby I've ever seen. Half a finger of head. I'm loving the color. Some lines of lacing.
S- Interesting smell- kind of tea like. Some dark bread. Herbal qualities.
T- I'm having trouble pinning down the flavors of this one. Definitely piney. Kind of a caramel, almost a smoke/ash flavor. I get the tea flavor still. Interesting.
M- Quite bitter- right own par for what I would expect for the style.
O- This beer somewhat perplexes me. It's not super hoppy, or malty, just kind of there. The bitterness fits well with the red ale style. I think I need another one to dissect it.
09-16-2011 20:51:23 | More by zdk9
Marble Red Ale from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.