1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

1901 Red Ale - Bold City Brewery

Not Rated.
1901 Red Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
87
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-24-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Amanspearfishing:
Photo of Amanspearfishing
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bartender told me this was a Red Ale that tasted more like a Porter, I was intrigued. It certainly has a lingering taste of Arabica Coffee Beans, very light Malt flavor, and a smoothness like that of Left Hand but lacking a respectable body to keep you on your toes. The sum of its parts is rather bland not a very pleasing beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1901 Red Ale. This beer should be classified as a Porter due to the color and flavor in my opinion.

A- Pours a dark almost black amber fluid with half inch tan head that leaves decent tan lacing on the glass.

S- Scents of toasted malts, chocolate, carmel and sweet barley dominate. Light bitter hops are on the nose but barely.

T-M- Taste is big with expresso and coffee upfront. This then followed by a great bite of chocolate and carmel malts leaving the mouth wanting more. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with little to deter you from continueing the beer on and on.

D- This was my favorite offering from Bold City Brewing and I will get a growler next time I stop by.

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours an amber-brown color with a one-finger light tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth toasted malts with hints of roastiness and milk chocolate. Also present are lighter hints of caramel malts. This isn't the quintessential amber aroma but I like it.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly toasted and caramel malt flavors up front segue into darker roasted malt flavors midway through the sip. Midway through the sip the flavors smooth out a bit with hints of earthy hops. These flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass without a problem and could easily have another.

Overall this was bordering on a brown ale, although whatever it's called it's tasty. Worth a shot.

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Beer21
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of barongearmu
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of tnoose904
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of cistercian12
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of olmane
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of genogirl
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of HiPpYcHoP
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MissHopstress
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black. Black as midnight. No light escapes. Zero lace.

S - Sunday morning Coffee aroma. The most pleasant aroma that can wake the dead after a night out of binge drinking on bud light.

T- Perfect roasted malt coffee blend. Minimal hops. It's easy on the tongue and welcomes an invigorating day. A hint of smoke meshes beautifully with the coffee undertones. Definitely a winner and one that I will revisit on a day that I need the comfort of a good beer to start my day.

M- a burst of adequately defined carbonation that quenches a dry mouth. Again, easy on the taste buds. Not a velvet smoothe but smooth none the less.

D- highly recommend. If you want a dark beer with a hint of coffee that is smooth and easy on the palate. This is the beer for you.

Photo of twizzbeatz
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of CMsquared
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sfroyo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of basili1250
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Gator_Nation
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Bold City Brewery, the beer was served up in a pint glass. The beer pours a deep, dark ruby color that is crystal clear, with a thin film of head. There is a nose of coffee and hazelnut; very sweet and slightly smokey. Flavors are well blended and smooth, with some sweet caramel and nutty flavors. The beer is round and creamy in the body, with bittersweet and slightly dry, smokey aftertaste. There is a tart and slightly bitter finish. Tasty beer.

Photo of TheDoak
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ShaunNewman
4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very dark brown. Not much red can filter through. Tan head will little lacing.
S- The rosted malts are very obvious here.
T- The roasted stands out here as well. A light hint of coffee. Some hops filter through at the end.
M- Low carbonation that works well with this style.

This is my favorite brew that they do at Bold City. Brian hit this one out of the park.

PS The bartenders rock!

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
1901 Red Ale from Bold City Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.