1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Libertine - Fulton Beer

Not Rated.
The LibertineThe Libertine

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 11-22-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of gdhawley
gdhawley

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-28-2011 15:47:48 | More by gdhawley
Photo of inbierveritas
inbierveritas

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-28-2011 04:45:48 | More by inbierveritas
Photo of Phewl
Phewl


5/5  rDev +24.4%

08-14-2014 23:57:54 | More by Phewl
Photo of joh04587
joh04587

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

12-20-2012 17:33:45 | More by joh04587
Photo of Avaak
Avaak

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2012 16:32:14 | More by Avaak
Photo of eye_pea_eh
eye_pea_eh

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-23-2013 01:55:39 | More by eye_pea_eh
Photo of ebenicr
ebenicr

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-13-2012 04:49:46 | More by ebenicr
Photo of Showboat66
Showboat66

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-13-2013 14:39:03 | More by Showboat66
Photo of jsprain1
jsprain1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-01-2013 03:21:31 | More by jsprain1
Photo of josephwa
josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-08-2013 19:09:03 | More by josephwa
Photo of bcnolby
bcnolby

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-29-2014 03:34:54 | More by bcnolby
Photo of capuchinpilates
capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-03-2012 17:20:46 | More by capuchinpilates
Photo of SaxmanRick
SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-26-2012 02:06:07 | More by SaxmanRick
Photo of PurrMonster
PurrMonster

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%

Another worthy entry from Fulton. As a big fan of worthy adversary(is it back out yet?...no?...*SIGH) and s.c.o.v. I've had high hope for what will be the 4th beer of there's i've tried. Been E-stalking their w-site for a few months wondering when this beer will hit taps around mpls. Luckily the crew at acadia aren't slacking about putting this beer quickly into their always tasteful tapline.
Had some ideas about what this beer would taste like just by viewing the color on fulton's page, but wait, this beer is quite the curveball, imo, for the better...I expected a rich toasty malt bomb by the standard of red ale characteristics, and no doubt there's the malt...As expected, however this beer does what others seem to fail to do...repeatedly. Most malt centered beers(especially of this abv) have a heavy sugar content that can overwhelm the taste of this much loved grain and tend to "paint the tongue" in a syrupy finish. This beer scales back the sugar accordingly and much like the s.c.o.v. FINISHES CLEAN. The flavor and body are all there, but the finish makes it highly sessionable and makes my tuna melt on pumpernickel EVEN better. The rye rounds out the grain flavor nicely without getting heavily bitter. 2bros rra and summit unchained iira seem to be slightly(altho good) guilty of this to some extent and i think it took this beer to bring that to light for me. My only question: When will this be in bottles?

12-23-2010 01:18:36 | More by PurrMonster
Photo of feloniousmonk
feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +9%

On tap at Acadia. In the brewery's words: "A libertine is someone living free of society's restraints. Similarly, The Libertine doesn't constrain itself with preconceived notions of what a beer style should be. Loaded with malts that include the UK's premium Maris Otter and Caramel 60, and topped off with Rye to impart a distinct reddish hue, the Libertine is a malt-dominated red ale like none you've ever had before. It boasts a rich, indulgent body without being overly sweet. Conventional classifications fail The Libertine, but who really wants to play by the rules anyway?"

8.5%
45 IBU 20.2 Plato 24 SRM

In my words...

Hazed, rich, reddish hue, ruddy auburn, under a tight, lasting creamy toned beige head of foam, leaving lace.

Aroma: Sweetness, spice, and fusel alcohol. Rich and boozy, apples and cherries, brandy and leather.

Taste: medium bodied, and fully flavored. Lush and indulgent, waves of hops, spice, with rich malt holding tight below.

(Disclaimer: I wrote the above without having read the copy I pasted up on top. I say this having realized I repeated some of their words, i.e." indulgent")

But that's what it is, tight and tasty, but deep, lush and delicious. Spreads it's splendor far and wide and urges further imbibings. Warming alcohol hits the spot as winter hits us harder. Expert balance.

My second serving sits on a Surly coaster, in a Chimay chalice. Fine company, for my favorite brew from the local boys doing us prouder.

11-22-2010 01:23:00 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of bigbeers84
bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-28-2012 17:01:47 | More by bigbeers84
Photo of FreshmanPour77
FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-20-2012 18:15:37 | More by FreshmanPour77
Photo of salt
salt

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-15-2013 05:22:43 | More by salt
Photo of MN_Beerticker
MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-11-2012 04:57:38 | More by MN_Beerticker
Photo of minneapolitanjim
minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-01-2012 17:29:11 | More by minneapolitanjim
Photo of jarrgal
jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 22:39:11 | More by jarrgal
Photo of DB31
DB31

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-14-2013 02:05:46 | More by DB31
Photo of elec
elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-26-2012 00:52:49 | More by elec
Photo of zeledonia
zeledonia

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-18-2013 05:29:29 | More by zeledonia
Photo of Ross_Haddow
Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-04-2013 16:33:03 | More by Ross_Haddow
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Libertine from Fulton Beer
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.