Roller Dam Red Ale - Great River Brewery
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
3.8/5 rDev +7.3%
Translucent caramel color. Thick, cream colored head with excellent retention and moderate lacing.
Sweet aroma of candied sugar, grains, and ginger spice.
Flavor is malty and sweet with a buttered biscuit character. Subtle caramel. Mild leafy, earthy hop tones. Descent balance. Tart finish.
Medium bodied with a grainy texture. Dry in the finish.
Solid red ale. Good balance and descent flavor. Easy to drink also.
04-13-2013 05:28:32 | More by bnes09
3.28/5 rDev -7.3%
Serving type: 16-ounce can. No freshness date.
Appearance: Poured into an imperial pint glass. The color is light red/copper; it looks like grenadine colored 7-Up. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head dissipated quickly to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.
Smell: Sweet and malty. Caramel, toffee, floral hops, and perhaps strawberry jam or syrup.
Taste: Mirrors the aroma. Sweet caramel, toffee, floral hops, and strawberry syrup.
Drinkability: I do not have much experience with Irish red ales, so I cannot comment on how the beer fits the style. Overall, though, it is too sweet for my taste. It is far from my favorite Great River beer.
03-02-2013 04:54:50 | More by TheQuietMan22
3.08/5 rDev -13%
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.
08-23-2012 02:05:10 | More by sonata2008
3.8/5 rDev +7.3%
tallboy can poured into sam adams pint glass.
Appearance: medium amber bodied beer with easily 2 finger of head. Nice lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Nice malty red with a touch of grassy and floral hops. Malts smell of caramel and bready.
Taste: Malt forward Irish red. Nice caramel sweetness, fresh bread, and a hint of brown sugar. The malts are also a little fruity too. A touch of grassy hops in the finish offer just the right amount of a mild bitterness to help balance out the sweet malt profile.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking Irish Red.
Overall: Another solid beer from Great River! Riminds me of Fat tire, but I prefer the Roller Dam Red. Its worth you time! Convience of a can and priced great at 7.99 a 4pk of tall boys.
06-27-2012 01:46:57 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5 rDev +18.6%
No freshness dating
A= Pours a deep deep amber color almost into the brown area with a thin off white head on it that holds sketchy lacing and retention.
S= Smells interesting. More on the malty side of an amber. I would say it smells fruity actually.
T= The taste is again sort of a fruity malt taste. I actually get like a strawberry flavor from it for some reason. The hops are dead in it keeping the sweet malts playing the main character.
M= Medium carbonation.
O= This is a pretty fun beer. The malt flavor is unique to me and unlike anything I've ever had. I'll be buying this again for sure.
06-05-2012 05:14:41 | More by jjanega08
4/5 rDev +13%
Pint can poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange/copper hue with about one finger of eggshell-colored head that quickly settles to a thin film on the surface. Carbonation is subtle, and lacing is minimal.
S: Tons of caramel up front, with some fruity notes and a floral hop profile.
T: Big caramel notes, with some fruity, slightly sweet esters on the mid-palate. Hops lend a slightly bitter, grassy finish.
M: Medium body with a very creamy mouthfeel. Almost exact to the style.
O: While I'm not blown away by this beer, it is pretty good. Its relatively low ABV makes is very easy to drink, and a solid session brew. I'll be returning to this one from time to time.
05-29-2012 00:29:53 | More by WYVYRN527
Roller Dam Red Ale from Great River Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.