1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Runabout Red AleRunabout Red Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Runabout Red Ale is a classic! Our Red Ale has a malty sweet taste that comes from 3 different types of caramel malt. It is a clean, well-balanced beer that started as seasonal ale that we only brewed from March until July. It was so popular with our regulars that we started brewing it year round in 2002. Our red ale is made with only two hop additions to the kettle as opposed to three in most of our other brews and the malt character shows this. Please enjoy our staff favorite!

37.4 IBU

(Beer added by: smcolw on 08-09-2009)
View: Beers (26) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
Dope

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear ruby red with a medium-sized tan head. Fades somewhat quickly. Decent lacing on the glass.

S: Quite malty with mainly caramel and bready malts. A little bit of herbal and fruity hops.

T: A little herbal and grassy hops up front with a bit of caramel. Toasted bread in the middle and then fades out with graininess and some tea.

M: Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Not watery at all for 4.4%

O: An unremarkable but decent red ale. Simple and drinkable while staying true to the style. Sessionable for sure. I quite enjoyed it to be honest.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 03:33:51 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
Photo of cjgiant
cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-01-2014 15:47:12 | More by cjgiant
Photo of Rideguy64
Rideguy64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-22-2014 22:41:38 | More by Rideguy64
Photo of Chaney
Chaney

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-22-2014 22:00:45 | More by Chaney
Photo of prisdefer
prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-17-2014 11:19:42 | More by prisdefer
Photo of TTripp725
TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-09-2014 19:01:33 | More by TTripp725
Photo of AnitaBrewski
AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-29-2014 22:17:01 | More by AnitaBrewski
Photo of jessedionne
jessedionne

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-23-2014 21:45:34 | More by jessedionne
Photo of mick303
mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-03-2014 00:26:51 | More by mick303
Photo of jim_carignan
jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-26-2014 22:26:53 | More by jim_carignan
Photo of PEIhop
PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-18-2014 23:36:37 | More by PEIhop
Photo of CSeavey64
CSeavey64

Maine

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-13-2014 00:04:27 | More by CSeavey64
Photo of dsm45
dsm45

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-28-2014 13:39:27 | More by dsm45
Photo of obi_wan_knope
obi_wan_knope

Maine

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-16-2014 02:36:32 | More by obi_wan_knope
Photo of illpass78
illpass78

Maine

4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 14-ouncer on tap at Hadlock Field, home of your Portland Sea Dogs, in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours an attractive amber with a frothy off-white head that sticks around for a long time. Lacing is heavy. Looks good; happy to be drinking this on a frigid April day.

Aromas: Nose is kind of faint, but there's a a note of maltiness and some caramel along with hop bitterness.

Taste: Very good red ale. Tastes include caramel, malt sweetness, toffee and some earthy backbone. Really good.

Mouthfeel: This has a good, sturdy body and an approachable flavor profile. Easy on the palate. Kind of surprised the IBU is so high; not super bitter.

Overall: I love a good red ale, and this is one. Really tasty set of flavors and enough complexity to keep you interested. I was bummed when it was finished, but with the low ABV, it wouldn't be too wild to have another.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 21:44:23 | More by illpass78
Photo of Piscassic
Piscassic

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-05-2014 15:01:03 | More by Piscassic
Photo of pveilleux
pveilleux

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-11-2014 01:54:24 | More by pveilleux
Photo of jwps214
jwps214

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

03-10-2014 03:22:13 | More by jwps214
Photo of NHbeerfishing
NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-09-2014 23:13:10 | More by NHbeerfishing
Photo of Gfunk
Gfunk

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-06-2014 15:35:02 | More by Gfunk
Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
TheMaineBeerGuy

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-04-2014 23:18:32 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-01-2014 05:03:58 | More by Dicers
Photo of Jonny41
Jonny41

Maine

3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-16-2014 01:23:39 | More by Jonny41
Photo of d_brommer_nh
d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-29-2014 16:12:16 | More by d_brommer_nh
Photo of Morakaton
Morakaton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-16-2014 12:37:14 | More by Morakaton
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Runabout Red Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.