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Belgian Red Ale - Kind Beers Brewing

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Belgian Red AleBelgian Red Ale

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81
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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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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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...

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Jablonski
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a-bright amber orange
s-nuts come out strong to me
t-very mild sour fruity flavor with spices in the background
o-haven't had this style in a while. nothing outstanding about the beer, but the beer wasn't bad either. it was good, and i would purchase again

Photo of tdm168
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, reddish amber with a mountain of brownish, loose, foamy head that has decent retention. There are a ton of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. The nose is caramelly and sweet with a bit of a yeasty note. The flavor is caramel up front followed by a bitter hop note. There is a faint, spicy yeast character throughout. There is a fruity, crab apple character that is bitter and off key. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, but quite crisp.

This is not very good. The fruity, bitter, apple flavor really ruins it for me. I would have liked a bit more balance. For a belgian ale I would have expected a fuller body and a little more spice. I probably won't be having this again.

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of raszputini
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours coppery with a two finger off-white head. Notes of malt and fruit. Taste is a hint of Belgian yeast, a decent malt backbone and some darker fruit. Finishes clean. Overall a decent brew, but I was disappointed. I'd have a tough time identifying it in a taste test. It's a bad beer, it doesn't taste bad, t's just weak - not a lot of substance. Needs a turbo boost.

Photo of justinjj1280
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Long-time beer geek, first time reviewer here. I noticed this beer only has only a few reviews thus far, so I decided to add one. I suspect my reviews will get better with time, as I learn to note more characteristics.

Saw this as a single at Decatur Wine, Cigars and Spirits, my favorite local beer spot. I was intrigued and had to pick it up. Had it last night, and made a few notes.

Pours amber, with a thin, foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly, and a thin lace that more or less did the same.

Decent flavor throughout, and it retained pretty well, ( I kind of nursed this one.) Light to medium body with a bit of a watery mouthfeel and finish.

It's listed as a "Belgian style" red ale, which is what intrigued me to begin with. It did have some of the signature flavors I was expecting, but they came across somewhat muted, and the watery mouthfeel didn't help. I don't regret making this a part of my sampler, but I'm glad I didn't get a six-pack. Probably wouldn't pick this one up again, but I'll gladly give their other offerings a try when I come across them.

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.

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!

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.

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Belgian Red Ale from Kind Beers Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.