Red Rambler Ale - Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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Reviews by portia99:
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cool, "Red Stripe"-ish 12oz bottle received in trade with mattafett as an extra. Thanks Matt! Poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a hazy, dirty brownish color with some amber highlights. A finger of tight foam sits atop the beer after the pour, but disappears rather quickly...falls to a light skim coat and a light coolar of cream colored bubbles around the glass.
S - Light in aroma overall...most of what I'm getting is malt based - some light sweetness, a bit of caramel with some buttery diacetyl, lightly roasted nuts, grainy, bready. Can't say I'm picking up much for hops...definitely malt biased.
T - A bit more bitter than I expected from the aroma...bitterness is quick and fading with the malt taking over. Lightly metallic with some roasty/toasty and biscuity malt. Mildly sweet with a the slightest inkling of caramel. The remainder of the flavors are muted yeastiness giving way to a grainy and bready malty flavor set at the base.
M - A touch lighter than purely medium bodied. Carbonation is a touch on the lighter side...a bit of a tingle on the tongue, but not much else. The metallic aspects of this beer seem to linger.
D - Pretty enjoyable beer. Doesn't blow me away, but it is a well brewed red ale. Seems like it would be a better companion with food rather than a stand alone. Worthy of trying...glad I got the chance.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2010 19:01:30 | More by portia99
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2.61/5 rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:37:48 | More by BeerFMAndy
Red Rambler Ale from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.