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Roller Dam Red Ale - Great River Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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2/5  rDev -43.7%

JJFordick, Sep 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Thompson, Jul 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Drew26, Dec 29, 2013
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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.

pmcadamis, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

DanL133, Dec 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

nmann08, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

JMBSH, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

pirmannt1, Dec 22, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jeremiah for the sample pint-can of this relatively new Iowan here in MN.

Pours red-amber with a short-lived head that dissipates leaving no lacing. Smell was earthy, Lipton tea. Taste is subtle sweetness, but primarily tea leaves and biscuit-malt. A noticeable hop oil bitterness comes in late around the edges of the tongue. Bitterness lingers. Medium mouthfeel, but lower than expected carbonation. Not great, but drinkable.. I did enjoy their IPA a bit more.

JackieTH, Jan 29, 2012
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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.

sonata2008, Aug 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

LXIXME, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jzlyo, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Beerlover, Apr 18, 2014
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Roller Dam Red Ale from Great River Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.