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Queen City Red - Four Friends Brewing

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Queen City Red
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 28.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Friends Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A deep mahogany red Ale blending six malts, in perfect harmony. Smooth and subtle yet robust and rich with flavors of coffee, malt, chocolate and toffee delicately balanced and enticing.

(Beer added by: TheKingofWichita on 10-11-2010)
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Jslay77

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one is difficult for me to rate due to my lack of fondness of the style. Overall the appearance is spot on and perhaps a bit darker than other reds I have tried. The nose is Roasted grains. No lacing to speak of but the taste is very good. Even thought I dislike the style this is what I call a perfect session beer. Great to have around for a football game. Some rye seems to come across as well. Moderate mouthfeel and not too heavy. Overall probably the best red I have had, but I normally stay away from the style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 22:25:08 | More by Jslay77
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Mikeg051

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +32%

06-28-2014 17:46:33 | More by Mikeg051
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served by brewer at the NC Brewers Fest.

A: pours a deep, dark red-brown with a lasting tan head.

S: rich caramel and malt; not complex but nutty and very appealing.

T: A rich caramel maltiness dominates, although it is accompanied by a light but near perfect contribution from earthy hops.

M: medium body; creamy; very good carbonation.

O: excellent and exceptionally malty for style. 4.25

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2012 00:55:40 | More by chinchill
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-24-2012 00:35:51 | More by Falcone
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap last night at the Flying Saucer -- Charlotte, NC location. Poured into a room temperature pint glass.
Pours a deep beautiful brown/black color with a luxurious white head and a small amount of lacing. Smells of sweet toffee, malts, and a slight hint of chocolate. Tastes like a representative of its style although somewhat sweeter. You can taste toasted barley, great malt character, toffee, and subdued chocolate in the background. Mouthfeel is medium and very smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2010 03:32:48 | More by TheKingofWichita
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Tilted Kilt in Charlotte. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a slightly cloudy ruby red color with some brownish highlights. The bartenders overly careful pour produced a minimal amount of head that disappeared almost immediately leaving behind no real lacing to speak of.

The nose is roasted grains and sweet caramel malt. No real hop presence to speak of. A slight fruity aroma seems to be lurking in the background and is just barely noticable.

The taste is sweet and slightly toasty. The caramel malts work well with the bready malt qualities to produce a nice smooth flavor. Like the nose there is no real hop presence, not that an Irish Red Ale should be a hop bomb, but I prefer a bit of hops to balance out the sweetness. Medium bodied and mildly carbonated with a smooth/creamy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable, nice beer to have around as an everyday beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2010 17:43:14 | More by CBlack85
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BeerBeatnik

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok still at the same location and working thru some local brews. Wasn't happy with the previous Four Friends product, but wanted to give them another chance. This one is much better. It's a deep red. There isn't any real lacing. It has a sweet malt backbone. Maybe a bit too sweet. Could have used more hops. Not sure if that is just my palate speaking. I like a hoppier red. It has a decent mouthfeel. All in all, it was much better than their pale. But, I wonder why they don't think a bit outside the box. This is a sweeter version of a typical red. That's why I gave it a plus average rating.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2010 23:34:17 | More by BeerBeatnik
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BeerFed59

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -37.9%

02-07-2012 21:54:10 | More by BeerFed59
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Lunch

Maryland

1.53/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

22oz. bottle from a brewery that I had never heard of poured into my Three Floyds' shaped pint glass.

Beer pours ad dark brownish red with a sizable off-white head. Goddamn, I can already smell this as it was pouring and it is not smelling good. Rank redwine vinegar with hints of black pepper. A little unusual for the style to say the least. Oh dear, this is disgusting. Something is wrong. Vinegar all the way and now it is time to feed this to the drain.

Not sure what is going on, but I am not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 18:01:42 | More by Lunch
Queen City Red from Four Friends Brewing
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