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1901 Red Ale - Bold City Brewery

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1901 Red Ale
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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:
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(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-24-2008)
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Reviews by brentk56:
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance: The coffee colored liquid is capped by an inch of khaki foam that leaves large patches of lace

Smell: Roasty, with smoky black bread tones

Taste: The roast and smoke dominate, up front, with the black bread, caramel, nuts and coffee flavors building through the middle; earthy hops arrive in the back, though the roast and smoke return to their dominance in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A real style-bender - it has a hint of the caramel flavor one would expect from an amber, but there are elements of a brown ale and a smoked beer, too

11-09-2012 01:20:26 | More by brentk56
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

05-14-2010 22:51:09 | More by wesbrownyeah
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-07-2013 23:01:05 | More by iemailjack
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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

03-23-2010 04:27:40 | More by glid02
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-06-2012 02:00:38 | More by dsauter
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

11-12-2013 23:49:30 | More by Beer21
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-27-2012 19:31:32 | More by cliff1066
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-30-2012 01:50:27 | More by barongearmu
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-25-2012 01:41:52 | More by tnoose904
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-01-2013 20:16:00 | More by cistercian12
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-17-2012 04:21:12 | More by olmane
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-28-2012 01:55:40 | More by genogirl
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-16-2013 16:01:13 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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4.58/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

02-03-2011 21:06:15 | More by MissHopstress
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-21-2012 23:59:37 | More by twizzbeatz
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-09-2012 20:16:13 | More by CMsquared
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-22-2014 21:21:30 | More by Sfroyo
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2014 18:46:15 | More by basili1250
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

05-25-2011 03:18:12 | More by GarthDanielson
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-06-2013 06:09:06 | More by TheDoak
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4.73/5  rDev +22.2%

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!

03-08-2012 22:45:09 | More by ShaunNewman
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-04-2012 22:47:56 | More by Lovely85
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-15-2013 19:46:30 | More by DMACH
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

07-29-2012 22:58:18 | More by mhaugo
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North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

Had this beer poured out of a growler that I picked up at the brewery into a Sam Adam's "Perfect" pint glass.

C - It poured a nice deep amber to mahogany with a thin off white head capping the top. The growler they use had a nice seal at the top that I haven't seen on before that helped hold in a lot more carbonation!

A - The nose of this red ale had a good amount of malty sweetness with a little bit of bittering hop on the very end.

B - This beer is has a nice medium body and mouthfeel with decent carbonation, although out of a growler is is pretty hard to judge.

T - This is a very complex red ale that reveals a different subtle flavor as you continue to sip on it. Very interesting for the style to say the least.

F - Has a nice clean finish with some lingering sweetness and a slight balancing bitterness deep, deep in the background. You should definitely check this beer out if you get the chance!

02-22-2010 07:47:05 | More by JMC_TM
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1901 Red Ale from Bold City Brewery
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