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Cow Catcher Red Ale - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company

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Cow Catcher Red AleCow Catcher Red Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2008)
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Reviews by jt31914:
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jt31914

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My least favorite brew other than the Golden Ale (ie the miller lite of mount pleasant brewing co), this beer was pretty boring to drink. The beer is has no taste on the palate, but does have a nice earthy finish. You can taste the hops and all the flavor on the finish, and this is super drinkable, but unfortunately this brew offers nothing in the aroma or initial taste.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2010 18:25:11 | More by jt31914
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-28-2014 19:28:40 | More by smithj4
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metter98

New York

3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and is too dark to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather malty with flavors of grain and has ever so subtle hints of caramel and sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty, but doesn't have much in the way of interesting flavors from them.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 19:23:11 | More by metter98
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-29-2014 04:50:02 | More by bcuz7
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 16:49:58 | More by Drknight
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-18-2013 23:56:03 | More by jduprey007
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marcb105

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

10-03-2013 01:57:12 | More by marcb105
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-08-2013 22:11:33 | More by Zone_Fighter
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-28-2013 16:54:40 | More by ROBSTARR
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-03-2013 16:49:46 | More by CMUbrew
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-24-2013 21:39:19 | More by Agentveba
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2013 03:01:19 | More by ssimpson89
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2013 18:49:16 | More by BlissJunkie
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-06-2012 03:40:25 | More by CaeserTits
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jkrich

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated 12 oz bottle. This red ale is actually more brownish-red with a murky appearance. A fluffy and slightly off-white head quickly dissipated leaving plenty of lacing.

The aroma was perfumy sweet with a strong, fruity almost wine like quality; no hop aroma detected.

The flavor begins with a slightly sour and sweet flavor with faint hints of molasses. A very slight hoppiness teases the palate. The taste has a slight candy flavor with an almost puckering sourness lingering in the mouth; not altogether unpleasant, but distracting.

The mouthfeel is decent with a light and soft feel on the palate with restrained carbonation.

This amber was just okay. I believe the ale is not the freshest and lost its hop profile. I would like to have a fresher bottle or even better, on tap.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 23:52:39 | More by jkrich
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-24-2012 23:32:15 | More by Gtg642
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A deep caramel color with a creamy and bubbly head. Big and rich head to being with and dissipated but maintained a quarter of an inch throughout.

S - Sweet caramel and malty notes.

T - Sweet and malty with a crisp and nicely balanced bitter finish.

O - This is my favorite from MPBC and I remember this being one of my gateway microbrews at Mountain Town in MP circa 2003. Try this brew!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 18:52:51 | More by andrewjraab
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is a big malty and chalky mess. It isn't pleasant to drink. And the only interesting factors about it are the ones that are completely turning me off to this beer. I had high hopes that this might be the saving grace after some disappointing beers from this brewery, but it was not meant to be it seems.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 02:27:53 | More by RblWthACoz
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-26-2012 13:48:01 | More by Tracker83
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Michigan

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Cow Catcher Red Ale from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.