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Workingman's Red - McMenamins

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Workingman's Red
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BA SCORE
75
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 23.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-02-2003)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at the McMenamin's in Mill Creek, WA.

Appearance: nice amber hue with a fair bit of haze and a light effervescence. Head is minimal, though.

Smell: basic caramel malt aroma with a dash of spicy hops. Decent.

Taste: malty with a strong caramel component. Hops are earthy in character and bitterness is good and balanced. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a low carbonation. Not terribly interesting.

Overall: a decent, middle of the road red.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 23:32:34 | More by flagmantho
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jackmax

Washington

3/5  rDev +2.7%

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Oregon

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mdavidson

Washington

4/5  rDev +37%

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shelby415

Oregon

3/5  rDev +2.7%

02-27-2012 06:55:04 | More by shelby415
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mrkinnex

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-16-2012 22:55:21 | More by mrkinnex
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Hoolihan

Oregon

3/5  rDev +2.7%

02-10-2012 06:50:11 | More by Hoolihan
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

3.3/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark honey colored liquid with a very slight haze. Miniminal white head.

Aroma is slighty malty.

Flavor is average. Slight lingering maltyness but not as sweet or rich as the typical red ale. Some toasted notes.

Light-to-medium mouthfeel. Decent but not as good as other McMenamin's offerings.

(Enjoyed on-tap at McMenamin's Six Arms in Seattle)

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2011 02:23:47 | More by jmbranum
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

2.33/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with some red highlights.

Aroma is dark woody roast, bit nutty and peat flavors like a scottish ale.

Taste is nothing to write home about, or even write here about. It's just bland, thick barley grain, some cereals and barely any hops in here. Some slight ashtray and nuttiness.

Mouthfeel is very thin for the depth and hue that your eyes catch.

Don't even bother with this one. In the words of Stormtrooper#2:
Move along. Move along.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2009 19:38:17 | More by SurlyDuff
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mnapier

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

brewed straight from the Puget Sound?. As much as I am a novice, I have never tasted a beer that was so devoid of distinction or similarities any beer style. If by the term Workinman's Red means you need to be dog tired and poor, then this is your beer.
I felt that the hops or malt aspects were lacking and that they either over carmelized the barley or something else. Guess I have either alot to learn about "good beer" or I nailed it on the head with my review of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2004 03:47:25 | More by mnapier
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RedDiamond

Oregon

2.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I’m sorry to say that despite the heroic name, I could find nothing of merit to speak of in this beer. Okay, it’s pretty enough to look at. The color is of dark autumn – a sort of reddish brown with some haze. And it leaves some decent lace on the glass.

But the aroma is strangely meaty, and I just can’t imagine this ale wants to smell that way. The mouthfeel is thin and grainy, and I find the taste to be simply unpleasant. Again, I just can’t accept that the beer is intended to taste as it does. It is cloyingly bitter and foul.

My name is Red and I drank a pint of the Workingman’s Red after working a twelve hour shift. This ale truly failed to meet my expectations. It was dry – like roadkill beef jerky.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2004 18:53:02 | More by RedDiamond
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freed

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think Hillsdale's new brewer is really on the spot. And I think this was a good beer. But let me explain...

The beer itself is quite attractive. Has the nice amber color, but not much in the head department. The smell is somewhat malty, and somewhat hoppy, but around other aromas, its hard to pick out any specifics. Life isn't a vacuum, so brew big.

The taste is nice; full ripe malt, complimentary bitterness. Sweet and somewhat toasted malts. Nice flavors. But there's a bit too much malt sweetness, like its unfinished. Maybe I ought to have checked in later. Still a decent beer, especially after today.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2003 07:31:01 | More by freed
Workingman's Red from McMenamins
75 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.