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Roller Dam Red Ale - Great River Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Delicious, malty ale with a hint of caramel and a peppery hop finish.

(Beer added by: dpnelson1978 on 07-24-2010)
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sonata2008

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Lives up to its name. It is a copperish red. A little cloudy. About 1/2 inch of cream colored foam. Almost no lacing at all.
Smell: There's some bread, a biscuit aroma. Don't smell much else.
Taste: Hops are on the back end and are not a strong part of the taste. There's a very slight bitterness. The most pronounced is a malted grain taste.
Mouthfeel: Lighter mouthfeel. Effervescent and tingly.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. Would go well with roasted corn, salsa, spaghetti with a tomato sauce. Might even be very good to put into a tomato sauce.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 02:05:10 | More by sonata2008
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.76/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Deep and clear ruby hued beer with a collar of light tan foam. No real head to speak of, but there is a little bit of lace.

S - Caramel, malt, and some butterscotch. Smells like a Worther's Original candy.

T - Super-sweet malt bomb with almost no hop bitterness at first. Some grassy hops pop up at the end. Slight copper penny note at the end.

M - Initially really sweet and malty, but saves itself from sugary hell by coming up with a grassy, slightly lemony, dry finish.

O - Not terribly interesting. A little to sweet, but that could make it a great gateway beer for people who aren't into craft brews.

Serving type: can

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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
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S-caramel and toffee with pepper and ginger some wood and peat
T- follows the nose its sweet with spice and hops and a nice earthy finish
M- pretty robust with medium carbonation very good red with loads of flavor
O- tasty easy to drink red in a pint can with around 5% ABV liked this one

Serving type: can

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Roller Dam Red Ale from Great River Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.