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BottleTree Red - BottleTree Beer Co.

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 19.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BottleTree Beer Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 04-06-2012)
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Reviews by PDXHops:
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a Maudite snifter. Deep coppery amber with a foamy offwhite head of a finger or so. This reduces pretty quickly, but a collar of bubbles remains. Not much in the way of lacing.

Whole lotta carmelized stuff going on in the nose, but also a pronounced earthy hoppiness that seems somehow an odd match. The flavor profile is more rounded and more pleasant in general, although again, something about the hopping seems a bit awkward. Some toasted and even a touch of cocoa malt flavor in there with the carmelized sweeter business. Thickish with a modest carbonation that suits the beer well, and there's a pleasant buttery toffee element to the finish. It almost seems like a different variety of hops is all it would take to bump this up the enjoyment scale a notch or two.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 23:06:18 | More by PDXHops
More User Reviews:
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

06-17-2014 02:38:00 | More by wrightst
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JayQue

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The bottle says it is contract brewed for Bottle Tree at Thomas Creek Brewery in South Carolina. Pours a medium density reddish brown color. Lots of reddish light comes through the glass. A hard pour gives off a medium size light tan head. Head retention is about average. Some thin rings of lacing on the glass.

Standard Red Ale aroma of sweet caramel malt and some balancing bitterness, in this case it is piney hops.

Taste is standard Red Ale fare as well. A nice mixture of caramel malts and piney hops. The maltiness shows up first with a more bitter follow-on.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sweet. The alcohol level is higher than many Red Ales but is not that noticeable. The bitterness is the finish is welcome to keep the beer from being too sweet and cloying

A bit sweet and high abv to be a session beer, but I could still swill a few of these in the evening. Not a bad Red Ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 00:56:29 | More by JayQue
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dave317

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

02-09-2014 16:35:56 | More by dave317
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -6.3%

01-10-2014 07:49:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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bendukes86

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-04-2014 23:41:26 | More by bendukes86
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madtrixter787

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

12-10-2013 22:51:16 | More by madtrixter787
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Alex5

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

12-10-2013 05:44:16 | More by Alex5
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-04-2013 04:54:51 | More by RochefortChris
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

11-24-2013 05:36:53 | More by IdrinkGas
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

11-17-2013 03:42:11 | More by buckyp
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

10-07-2013 00:46:55 | More by DMarlinJ
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3/5  rDev -6.3%

10-01-2013 22:08:54 | More by rjcoy06
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours an almost opaque but clear very dark amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and some crimson + garnet red highlights. The beer has a thin (slightly less than a quarter finger tall) slightly fizzy beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits (cherries and raisins) along with some molasses. Light aromas of generic sweet malts and some hints of alcohol.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of cracker malts with dark fruit sweetness (cherries and raisins stand out). There are also some light flavors of molasses and caramel sweetness but the finish of the beer has notes of alcohol and a moderate amount of bitterness (though I do not taste any hop flavors).

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Kind of interesting/strange - it was boozy and sweet like a barleywine or strong ale and has lingering bitterness but without any hop flavors. Not one of my favorites and I am unlikely to get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 23:24:39 | More by dbrauneis
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2013 14:50:53 | More by JeffTheJuice
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

07-07-2013 22:00:42 | More by kylehay2004
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-04-2013 04:10:03 | More by smellandsip37
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Real gorgeous amber. A super dark copper brown, with giant deep ruby reds throughout. Clear. Head is a creamy slightly soapy tan with about four fingers tall, and about a one finger settling puck. Gorgeous looking beer.

Real nice malt presence on this. Creamy toffee, and a little bit of warmth. Big sense of chewy grains and pleasurable malts. Faint chocolate. Maybe even a little bit of brown spiced character too. Very nice.

First sip is a little bit of a let down. Just a hair of light body, but a muted malt sensation only comes in. Hop angle is a bit more obvious with a little bit of herbality and grass bitterness. Slight roast coffee in the aftertaste, with some creamy piping warmth. Lots of ripping grain on the finish. Some toffee and caramel warmth a little but a bit subdued.

Overall a decent brew, but I was expecting a bit more from the wonderful start.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 22:42:40 | More by smakawhat
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-25-2013 03:11:12 | More by jaswilson2
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Pours a light amber, with an off white, soapy foam. Leaves lace going down the side of the glass. Good clarity, looks like a solid amber ale.

SMELL: Malty sugars, fusel alcohol, also smells a bit oxidized. Has the smell of European malts, reminds me of an imported Barleywine or dopplebock

TASTE: Nutty, toasted malts upfront with a pleasant savory sweetness. Malt extract comes to mind. There is a mellow earthy hop character with a hint of pine. Well balanced malts provide suggestions of cocoa, and there is enough bittering hops to keep things interesting. This I would consider a malt bomb, and a good one at that. Works well in the American Amber Ale style category.

FEEL: Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Very smooth on the palate, and leaves behind a yeasty coating.

OVERALL: A pretty decent ale here from bottle tree. Decadently malty, decent feel, the smell was just a little off. Everything else works here. Glad I got to try it. This was brewed by Thomas Creek brewery.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 19:14:16 | More by Stinkypuss
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miga

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

04-27-2013 01:46:32 | More by miga
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Onenote81

North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a new-to-me NC brew. I've seen around for a bit, but never grabbed any. My curiosity finally reached its peak, and snagged some last week. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a really dark mahogany, very rusty looking. A small beige head rests on top. The aroma is really sweet with graham cracker, sherry notes, booze, cherries. An odd scent for an Amber Ale. Expected a bit more hops in the nose, but nothing.

The mouth is alright. A bit slick at times, mild warming alcohol noted. The alcohol comes out quite a bit in the flavor. The 7.5% is not hidden at all. Dark fruit flavors of raisin and cherry. Port-like finish. Molasses and crackers on the back end.

This one was odd. The flavors were sort of muddled and all over the place. No real hop presence noted. This is just a boozy fruity beer that I would pass on in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 23:34:50 | More by Onenote81
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

01-26-2013 02:55:15 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +25%

01-20-2013 16:58:05 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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cfinch2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-09-2013 15:08:28 | More by cfinch2
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BottleTree Red from BottleTree Beer Co.
76 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.