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1901 Red Ale - Bold City Brewery

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1901 Red Ale
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86
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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)
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Reviews by ShaunNewman:
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ShaunNewman

Florida

4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 22:45:09 | More by ShaunNewman
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Amanspearfishing

Florida

3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-01-2014 02:50:02 | More by Amanspearfishing
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basili1250

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innnervison

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1901 red ale is a personal favorite of mine but in this review i gave it a little bit lower then i would if i was talking to a friend.

this beer is scary dark for a red ale and i mean dark if you don't watch this beer get poured you would swear that it was black. there is relatively little head to this beer but what is there leaves a very beautiful contrast to that void like darkness of the brew its self.

the smell of this beer is almost like coffee and i mean it is very strong roasted coffee sent. there is not much else to detect with this beer when it comes to scent it is a one trick pony.

taste wise this beer is as you could guess has a very heavily roasted flavor matching the flavor and the scent together. you can detect a hint of caramel and a even a little toffee but you mainly get that powerful smoked flavor. this beer is also incredibly drinkable while some beers might have you slowly sip or wait a little before each swig this beer seems to have an opposite effect. when i first tried this beer it was nearly gone before i realized how much i drank.

while a simple beer lacking some of the complex fusions of flavors that a lot of beer drinkers would enjoy i rate this beer as a must try just for how different it is from a normal red ale and how easy it is to drink.

i hope you enjoyed my review

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2014 14:54:32 | More by innnervison
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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another thanks out to moose3285, this bottle showed up as an extra in a pile of boxes that showed up recently. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife as the kids are dying their hair with blue Kool-Aid...yeah.

Pour is more black than red, very little color leaking through even on the edges, I had to double-check the style. Nose also dances to a different beat: big roast notes. Re-re-checking style.

1901 Red Ale is a beer that's admirably color-blind, & thus bumping into things as it wanders around. Roast again leads the agenda, somewhat up-front & strong on the finish, leaning into straight-up coffee grounds. Mild sweetness, hop bite right at the end. And that's it. It's strength is the drinking ease, as more than half of my half has already gone missing.

Drinks & looks more like a porter than a red, there's just not much to this beer. The roast is nice, but it's also very lonely. Pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

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1901 Red Ale from Bold City Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.