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Belgian Red Ale - Kind Beers Brewing

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Belgian Red AleBelgian Red Ale

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80
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kind Beers Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 04-11-2010)
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Photo of GPHarris
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick eggshell-colored head into a pub glass. the body was a bright amber color.
s - caramel and bready with a nice floral hop aroma.
t - same as the aroma with a hint of spice.
m - slick and medium.
o - nice american-style belgian pale ale. easily quaffable.

GPHarris, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a copper color with red highlights. It had a small, white head of foam. It was short-lived and left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of dark fruits and sweetness. It had a strong malt aroma.

T - Good dark fruit taste - plum, raisin and fig. It had sweet malty backbone, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a nice Belgian-style dark ale. Looks were not impressive but it delivered a geniune flavor.

zeff80, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of cdizinno
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a brown bottle with a red label. Simple with no information on the beer or brewer except a web site(that has even less info), other than it is 'brewed by' or 'contract brewed' by Thomas Creek.

A: Deep reddish amber. Slightly cloudy with a decent off-white head that fades quickly.

S: Nice typical Belgian style scents of maltiness and spices. Some mild floral, citrusy smells also.

T&M: Nice tangy fruit flavor that quickly fades to a mild hop bitterness. Undertones of spices follow throughout. Light bodied.

This is actually much better than I anticipated after reading the few reviews and little information that is available on this start up brewery. Everything is very good. The only complaint is the thin character of the ale, too watery.

cdizinno, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of atsprings
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to jhamilton84 for the hook up! 12oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a crisp dark red with a decent eggshell head that diminished to a thin layer and left slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet fruits, Earthy hops and mild spice. The taste is a nice balance of sweet malts, mild hops, fruits and just a hint of spice. The beer is on the light side of medium with mild carbonation and a hint of dryness. This is an enjoyable beer, I certainly look forward to more beers from Kind.

atsprings, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really liked the Kind pale ale when made by Thomas Creek Iam guseeing its the same recipe,I liked this beer although now considered a Kind beer made in Charlotte.Poured into a tulip glass a clear rich amber with a a fluffy 1 and a 1/2 finger white head that settled very slowly.Fruit and more fruit is the major profile of the nose,honestly one of the more fruity tinged aromas I have ever come across,very gummy and juicy.Flavors lack much complexity but the fruit is really predominant along with toasty caramel,any hop that comes thru is leafy and faint.Not a bad beer,not phenolic and very fruity,a bit one sided but its not bad.

oberon, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice amber red body, a bit cloudy but quite uniform and pleasant in appearance. Head makes a nice creamy tan with thin bubbles and a good amount of staying power. Rising yellow small pinhead carbonation creeps up. Very nice looking.

The nose is quite refreshing. Clean, with a sense of mild grass like hop, but also some classic Belgian bready malt sense and yeast. Some mint hides in there also.

Mouthfeel is quite rich and creamy, with a nice carbonation that doesn't come off as fizzy. Hints of creamy toffee and sticky taffy candy. Malt rich caramel a bit, with a fleeting palate flavor. Finish brings some milky carnation condensed milk qualities too.

Overall pretty good, worth drinking again, but not strongly drawn to it though.

smakawhat, Oct 05, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a brownish red with a small head that receded rather quickly.
S - Floral aromas blend with hops and mild spices
T- Mild hop flavors along with various fruits and spices combine to create a layered yet still mediocre impression. While a decent beer, it doesn't evoke many of the familiar aspects of Belgian Reds. I was expecting more sour tones throughout the beer, and while some are present it's not exactly up to par in this respect.
M - A lighter beer from the start, I feel like the minimal carbonation ends up undermining several of its best aspects.
D- As a light, yet still complex beer this offering is refreshing yet nuanced. The perfect amount of hop flavorings remain after each sip.

PhillipJFry, Dec 15, 2009
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some yeast. Taste is good, fruits, yeast, mild yet flavorful, no alcohol taste is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

tone77, Oct 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

ckk527, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

TheNightwatchman, May 15, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is about average strength, malty and fruity with some miso undertone. It comes out of the bottle a clear coppery amber with a frothy off-white head. Flavor is malty and has an apple undertone. Texture is quite smooth and has just a little fizz.

Cyberkedi, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Modest coppery light ale with a faint hint of fruit.

Looks promising with nice red-amber color. Some intriguing hints of flavor but falls flat. Flavors fade to a malty warmth and then some bitterness. While not exactly mouth-filling, there is a pleasant creaminess. Not an interesting hop note either. Best feature is a slight sour cherry taste. A bit woody.

Drinkable but jarring notes. My wife thought it was really decent, so we'll give it some benefit of the doubt. I have to say the bottle was drained without much effort.

mactrail, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, medium amber-hued body with an effervescent, near-white head that's just shy of an inch high.

Smell: Sweet-smelling, sugary even, and with a noted fruitiness of plums, sweet cherries, and a bit of raspberry-banana baby food (those lucky babes). Earthy spicy phenols, some tangy pils malt, and sugar-encrusted breads round things out in the aroma.

Taste: Sweet, bready malts with a touch of mealy grains and maybe a little German pils thrown in the mix for good measure. A bit sugary from the start. Fruits of ripe plums along with a few choice drops of cherry juice. As it warms, some banana comes out. Phenolic hints of clove and rose hips. Lightly bitter spicy, herbal hops. Still stays fairly sweet on the back half. Thins out on the finish, but also maintains a flabby sugary quality to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation, providing a continuous tingle for the tongue.

Drinkability: I doubt any Belgian brewers will lose sleep over this. It could definitely stand to be a bit drier, particularly at the end. Off to get myself a glass of water!

ChainGangGuy, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of Walken
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind Beers:Belgian Style Red Ale (Best By 09/16/10) (Tasted 06/17/10)
12 oz. bottle, poured into a cervoise goblet.
[Brewed by Thomas Creek. Greenville, SC]

Appearance: Dark amber colored ale with moderate haze, solid looking inch-high head of meringue and medium sized bubbles, eggshell white. Good retention, good lacing.
Odor: Musty and bready grain aromas, hints of apricot and floral hops on the nose.
Consistency: Full, malty palate, yet still a light bodied beer, not sure how I feel about this, but it is interesting. Some fruity acidity in the mix as well. Big fizzy carbonation keeps things light in the finish.
Taste: Fruity, ever-so-slight yeasty spice, faint pale chocolate malt flavors running from toasted bread to dark chocolate waaaay in the background. Finish is dry, with a bit of toast and fruit left on the tongue.

Solid, somewhere in between Belgian Pale Ale, English Brown and American Amber, but not so easy to lump in with any one of the three. Truth be told, I like where this is going, but I feel like none of the elements really stick out enough, the flavor profile is muddled.

Walken, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of goblue3509
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copperish amber color with a nice reddish hue. There is a nice three finger head which gives way to a nice skim but little to no lacing. The aroma is of sweet malt and dark fruits but its faint. The taste is of caramel malt and sweet malt for the backbone. There is also a nice dark fruit taste raisins and plums with a hint of grapes. The mothfeel is moderate to heavy carbonation with a crisp bite to it. Overall its an easy drinking beer. The taste is nice and balanced but not as big as I hoped for. You could easily make this a session beer.

goblue3509, Aug 22, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

lupercmda, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium red with some brown undertones and a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that diminished quickly down to a thin cap and medium collar, producing fair sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a mild bread malt, floral hops and a moderate dose of sweaty yeast with notes of apple, caramel and dark fruit (plums and cherries).

The taste was lightly malty and sweet with hints of caramel and apple from the start and sweetly acidic with a note of dark fruit and a good yeast presence at the end. The flavor hung on for a little while with a nice fruity wheat taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was a step above light in body with an oily dry texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall a brew that is very drinkable, and has a delightful mellow fruity flavor...

KajII, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Gyle41386
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Pours a clear reddish amber. Creamy off-white head reaches just over a finger and retains very, very well. There's a decent amount of lacing stuck to the glass in thick sheets.

The aroma is sweet and spicy. Caramel, bread, sugar, dark fruits (I'm thinking mostly cherry), spicy Belgian yeast. Maybe also a tad metallic.

Flavor pretty much follows the sweet/spicy route. There's an herbal hop flavor, as well. The spice I'm detecting is clove, and I may be tasting a little banana as well. I'm not tasting the cherries that I smelled, but it's still certainly fruity. Lasting herbal finish.

Body is medium, with the ever-flowing stream of bubbles giving it an active, lightly tingly feel. A very easy drinker. There's nothing off-putting that might slow you down, though the herbal flavor could wear on you after a while. Certainly not a bad effort, it just lacks excitement.

Gyle41386, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of avalon07
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange-red color and a clear consistency. There was a thin amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Almost no lacing.

S: A sweet smell of fruit (apples, apricots), spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of spices, malt, yeast, apples, apricots. A bit on the thin side in the finish. Not consistent enough.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Not the worst beer ever, but simply average.

avalon07, Jun 06, 2010
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Belgian Red Ale from Kind Beers Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.