Red Rambler Ale - Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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Reviews by emerge077:
3.53/5 rDev +5.4%
Into a tapered mug, Rambler pours a saturated reddish orange, let's go with copper. Slim layer of creamy off white foam on top, that slowly dissipates, leaving behind a delicate collar of lacing around the edges. Retention is pretty good, the foam eventually breaks at the point where it's sipped from.
Aroma was a little funky at first, like an earthy, nutty Gruyère cheese. Slightly odd but surprisingly pleasant, though it's not unique to just this beer.
Malt forward, the specialty malt character that gives it a nutty, bready flavor. Slight residual dry bitterness in the aftertaste, must be the 3 hop varieties listed on the label. Flavor is mainly earthy with slight impressions of tobacco, raisin, and multigrain bread. Medium bodied, dry finish with a low residual bitterness. Simple but flavorful.. simplicity is underrated these days.
07-01-2011 01:28:43 | More by emerge077
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3.58/5 rDev +6.9%
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is toffee along with some earthy hops and a dirt-like character. The flavor is toffee and an earthiness that is similar to dirt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The taste of this beer is just a little too muddled for me.
06-23-2010 00:19:04 | More by Mora2000
3.48/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured from a 12oz stubby into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
Fire brick liquid with flame highlights and (despite a vigorous pour) a thin beige head that recedes to a lasting collar and swirling surface slick. Average retention; delicate sandy lacing.
Fresh wort, toffee, clove, wet leaves...an odd mix in the nose.
Caramel, autumnal malt notes, toasted bread crusts, and touches of dark fruit on the palate. Hops contribute some earthiness in the finish, and a very light bitterness throughout, but are hard to detect otherwise. A bit muddled and grainy with maybe a touch of oxidation - unique none the less.
Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated, and rich mouthfeel.
Would pair well with rich meat dishes...
11-21-2011 01:00:12 | More by augustgarage
3.6/5 rDev +7.5%
A: Ruby red with a quickly dissipating head--filming left on top of beer; lacing is decent
S: Subtle hop presence: orange rind and tea leaves with subtle lemon rind characteristics on top of a sweet graininess
T: Burnt malts and citrusy hops--luckily slightly more of the hop quality wins out; the burnt quality isn't necessarily bad but in all is slightly off-putting
F: A little thin and yet sticky on the back of the tongue
D: A decent little brew that I would drink again but there are enough average qualities that I wouldn't rave about it either
11-06-2010 18:15:23 | More by dbossman
3.2/5 rDev -4.5%
Thanks to cpolking for sending this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty amber color with a small head. Smell is very mild, some malts are detected. Taste is also on the mild side, some hops, caramel malts, bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew.
08-27-2011 15:59:10 | More by tone77
3.3/5 rDev -1.5%
I poured this beer I picked up at the grocery store into a nice tulip. It poured with an nice head with creamy fluffy notes. The smell reminded me more of a Pale Ale. In fact, the smell reminded me a lot of Boulevard's Pale Ale which I do like. Color was more amber than a traditional pale ale and the taste was nice. Good amber maltiness balanced with not-too-agreesive hop backbone. I like this beer and this little bottles. A little sticker shock though.
05-25-2012 15:59:31 | More by TSJ4000
2.61/5 rDev -22.1%
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
5.8% ABV, "leave sediment in bottle, serve at 48°F"
A - Beautiful rusted copper in color, Red Rambler pours with great clarity, assuming you've followed the bottle's instructions, and a nice little ivory head. The short pile of foam sits around, dotting the pint in lace as it drops.
S - Earthy hops lead way into a raw vegital aroma that hints at floral hand soap before fading into a plain bread maltiness that, overall, doesn't create an inviting aroma. In fact, it's downright unpleasant and off.
T - A gentle kiss of caramel sweetness is quickly washed away by biscuity malt and a lingering grassy hop flavor that brings some of the aroma's floral hand soap characteristics to the surface. It certainly doesn't taste as bad as it smells, however.
M - Like the two other Peace Tree beers I've had before this, Red Rambler keeps that same undercarbonated, flat feel that's thin on the tongue. This one finishes with nice smoothness but that quickly changes to a more harsh, almost astringent bitterness that, for it's 35 IBUs, seems somewhat out of place.
O - Peace Tree Red Rambler smells a bit off-putting to be brutally honest, but it drinks a lot better; more maltiness, less off flavors. Either way, this Amber Ale isn't a beer I'd ever want to try again without some serious alterations but in all fairness, it could just be a bad bottle.
03-06-2014 23:37:48 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.9/5 rDev +16.4%
Served it straight out of the fridge into a pilsner glass while I was cooking on the grill last night. Nice pour with a good orange amber color to it. Very clear with excellent carbonation streaking up through the glass. A two inch high head of white foam then rose up and quickly settled down but not before depositing copious side glass lace.
Nice light aroma of bready malts. Musty with a good solid base to it and hints of wheat. Light hop nose in the beginning but it quickly faded, a touch one sided to be honest. The flavor was solid. Roasted malts, beady with a good biscuit like flavor to it. Nice medium bodied feel. A bit slippery at times, but still good carbonation. I was able to session this one with no issues at all, even in the 100 degree heat
07-30-2011 01:35:45 | More by mikesgroove
3.53/5 rDev +5.4%
A - Nice redish bronze color with about an average sized, creamy, frothy, cloud-like, light, toasted marshmallow color head. Pretty good retention leaving a nice frothy layer of lace.
S - Toasted toffee malt provides a lot of the aroma. A touch of grassy, earthy hops. Some nutty and earthy aromas. Pretty typical aromas for the style.
T - Similar to the aroma and other typical Amber Ales. A good amount of toasted toffee and some caramel malt. Pretty good amount of hops for the style with a nice grassy and slightly herbal flavor. A good kick of bitterness mid sip as well. Some earthiness, spice, and mineral flavors are in the background and come out a bit stronger toward the finish.
M - Lighter side of medium with about average carbonation. A touch on the thin side and a little watery. Fairly smooth though.
D - Nice bitter/hoppy kick makes this a bit more interesting than some other red ales. Nice flavor and a decent body make this a pretty drinkable beer, although it doesn't really wow me.
Notes: Not a bad Amber Ale, but it didn't particularly wow me or stand out. Nice balance of toasted malt (toffee flavor in particular) and some earthy, grassy, herbal, spicy hops.
09-23-2010 03:54:09 | More by FreshHawk
Red Rambler Ale from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.