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Derailleur Ale - Moab Brewery

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Change gears for a smooth downhill ride! This well-balanced ale has six types of malt and four hearty hop additions. The end result - a deep amber color with a rich and complex profile.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-29-2002)
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Reviews by tigg924:
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: copper in color, small head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt chocolate, and a bit of piney hops

Taste: touch of piney hops in the beginning and end with a bit of chocolate and toasted malt in the middle, and caramel throughout.

Mouthfeel: smooth, semi-bitter, medium-heavy body, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Very different from other beers I have had. I did not expect that much of a chocolate taste from an amber. I would have this again, but two max in a session. A very good and suprising beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2009 18:28:34 | More by tigg924
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark copper/amber. Pours a very light head.

Aroma: Mild, malty and nutty.

Taste: A bit watery, but with a nice malty character. Fairly complex, but very light.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, smooth.

Overall: Utah law is the reason for this beer being so weak. This might be great at 6-7% ABV.

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06-22-2012 18:28:06 | More by Arborescence
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burnt amber colored with a large rise of bone-colored head. Retention is moderate, and it laces well.
Toasty, nutty nose, with backings of bitter chocolate, burnt whole grain toast, subtle dark fruits, and bitter floral hops with pinpricks of pine.
It hits the mouth with hazelnuttiness and a forceful toasted breadiness. Some caramel and plum notes fill in the gaps with a light sweetness. Cocoa and almonds, and mild coffee notes resume it in an earthier, drier direction. Hops are herbal and moderately bitter, with some evergreen moments.
Light bodied (as 4% beers nearly always are), with a moderate CO2. This has enough depth to appear somewhat larger than it is, but remains endless drinkable. This was my favorite of Moab Brewery's offerings.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: deep amber-brown in color, topped with a cream colored head, great retention and heavy residue laces the pint glass

s: toasty body with some light fruity caramel underneath, toasted whole grain bread, nice earthy hop aroma

m: light to medium in body with a smooth, moderate level of carbonation

t: toasted malt lightly sweetened with caramelized grain, whole grain bread crust, glimpses of dark roast, big earthy hop flavor with a moderate bitterness that dries the finish, toast and nutshell linger, good stuff

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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint for 3.50 at the brewpub on 9-24-09.

Beer was a dark amber with a solid off white head. Nose was mainly malts with a hint of floral hops. Taste was a nice blend of caramel malts and northwest hops. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and fairly smooth across the palate. Overall drinkability was good. This was quite the enjoyable beer that I would recommend if you are visiting the brewpub.

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California

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glad to stop by this brewpub as a good break from wandering in the national park desert

a: amber/brown with very faint bubble movement and a circle of white foams and a couple of wisps . fine lace

s: ripe fruits. plummy tartness. blackberries. very faint overall.

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dnichols

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
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A: It poured a shinny amber/red body with a with a robust, long-lasting, off-white head. There was nice lacing that was dense and followed the liquid down the glass.

S: It had a pleasant hoppy, flowery, and malty aroma.

T: This beer brags of its profile that includes "six malts" and "four types of hops" but it is clear that somewhare in the maze of hops and malts the brewer lost track of balancing hte flavors. The hops dominated this beer...it is reminiscent of some of the NW coastal brews....hop heavy.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear dark ruby color, nice carbonation, small head, nice lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of sweet malts, roasted nuts, and caramel.

T - The taste is malty/nutty with a slight caramel undertone.

M - Medium body.

D - Drinkable. Glad to see this at the Bayou on tap. Very tasty beer.

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05-19-2006 23:41:45 | More by Wasatch
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub: Darkened ruby copper tinted color, finger high head of dark ivory foam sits a top nicely, lacing adequately etched in sheets. Aroma is moslty malts with some caramel and slight roast tones and darker breads. Notes of grassy hops and herbal spice. Taste is a good amount of malty goodness, finely roasted, whole grain bread, caramel drizzled, buttery, and nutty with just a mild hop spice and bite nearer the finish. Finish lingers with a dried out caramel roasty twinge. Feel is about medium bodied, well carbonated, creamy, wholesome with malt laden thickness. A pretty good offering compared to the others at Moab Brewing. One to come back to for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It appears this beer is now called "Park City Tie Die Red"?

The color a transpicuous burnished copper color, the head is modest but short lived with the color a pleasant tan and the residual lace a fine coating to conceal the glass. The nose is dominated by the malts, but the hops do peak through with the start sweet malt, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is stingingly acidic with the hops mild and understated, dry long lasting aftertaste, and a quite drinkable beer and would make a good session beer.

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09-06-2003 00:01:15 | More by Gusler
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Derailleur Ale from Moab Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.