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1901 Red Ale - Bold City Brewery

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 2
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

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Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-24-2008

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3.35/5  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.

Photo of maximum12
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with small head. Smells like roasted coffee with a bit of nuts. Flavor follows with some up front coffee, a little light fruit, some nuttiness. Mouthfeel is on the light side, with low to medium body. Pretty much just like a light, nice porter. Not sure why it is called a red ale, but hey it’s pretty good.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pretty interesting beer. This really is not an amber ale. There are strong roasted notes and coffee notes as well as a smoked character. I recommend trying this one.

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't expect such a dark color when I saw it was a red, but it is as dark as any other style when it pours. The aroma was not at all strong, but there is definitely a hint of coffee when you take a sip. The beer goes down smooth and isn't overly heavy or sweet, which was surprising in the opposite direction given the color. A terrific red that drinks more like a stock than an amber.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

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1901 Red Ale from Bold City Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.