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Cow Catcher Red Ale - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Cow Catcher Red AleCow Catcher Red Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2008)
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3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of jkrich
3.48/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.48/5  rDev 0%
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!

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Cow Catcher Red Ale from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.