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BottleTree Red - BottleTree Beer Co.

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BottleTree RedBottleTree Red

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BA SCORE
75
okay

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Alex5

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

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

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -37.5%

06-25-2012 16:33:34 | More by Mudawg
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.5%

07-18-2012 15:37:26 | More by TheBigBoy
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Cheet577


2/5  rDev -37.5%

11-02-2012 01:13:28 | More by Cheet577
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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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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

11-12-2012 23:00:14 | More by IPAchris
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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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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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raszputini

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a robust, deep reddish brown with a two-finger head that dissipates quickly. I'd never heard of this brew or the brewery, just thought I'd take chance. The nose reminds me of a scottish ale, like a "wee-heavy", and the taste matches that for the most part. Caramel, malt, maybe some brown sugar or molasses. Where it makes it's departure is the bitter floral hop finish. I'm a hop head at times, but really just couldn't get behind the hop profile in this brew. It simply unbalances it. Most reds have a similar, but more understated malt character with a bigger hop finish. This one is the opposite of that. To my tastebuds, this is reallly solid scottish ale with misplaced hops that kind of mess it up. It's still not horrible by any means.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 00:06:34 | More by raszputini
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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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ehammond1


2.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Beerness!

Slightly hazed dark auburn, auburn, and caramel in color with a moderately sized light kahki colored head that leaves lots of irregular, messy, lined lacing down the glass. Very pretty and appropriate.

The aroma isn't particularly appealing, with some vegetable and cinnamon notes leading the way, surprisingly. There's some sweetness and an earthy hop character as well, but this doesn't have the best aroma, by any stretch of the imagination.

The flavor is better than the aroma, with an earthy hop character and some toffee-like sweetness emerging, along with a moderate bitterness, and just a touch of gourd vegetables.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Decent enough, but unexciting. I don't need to revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 22:24:56 | More by ehammond1
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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
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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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rjcoy06

Michigan

3/5  rDev -6.3%

10-01-2013 22:08:54 | More by rjcoy06
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -6.3%

05-14-2012 13:31:50 | More by RyanRiley
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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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ElCamino13


3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

07-22-2012 05:22:29 | More by ElCamino13
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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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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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


3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

07-22-2012 05:17:07 | More by Mtkimes
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

08-26-2012 22:16:37 | More by ADTaber
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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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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass. Rusty brown color. Almost a finger of head... quickly gone though.
Smells like wood smoke and a little pine tree.
A little soapy taste, solid brunt bitterness, big malt backbone with a little sweetness to it.
A thicker medium body with low carbonation.
It's a good beer, but I'm just not excited about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 21:17:18 | More by Fatehunter
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BottleTree Red from BottleTree Beer Co.
75 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.