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Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: smcolw on 08-09-2009

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
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Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 45
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2.46/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a light tan, two-finger head that lasts leaving some lace. Clear red/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight malty nose. Starts sweet but the hops are quick to dominate. Finish is hoppy with a bitter aftertaste. $3.49 for a 22oz bottle from RSVP Liquors Portland, Me.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.94/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Sebago in Portland. Pint glass.

Color is deep amber reddish brown. One finger off white head.  

Smell is nicely hoppy, earthy, some brown sugar.  

Good amount of hops on the taste. Malty mid palate, finishes refreshing bitterness.  

Good mouth feel decent carbonation.

Overall a good beer. Agree that it's pretty much an average red ale. Pretty hoppy, not like IPA level but still strong hop presence overall in nose and taste.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got this beer from VanillaMike. Thanks Mike!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - murky brown color with a beige head that lasted for most of the glass leaving here and there spots of lacing.

S - mostly caramel malt with a bit of earthiness.

T - malty for the most part with low bitterness and a bit of a metalic taste.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

D - the metalic taste got to me after a while but it may have just been my bottle.

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-A body of haze. Amber colored. Mild head. Plenty of lacing.

S-Sweetness is king. Apple juice. Aroma is quite mild. Might it be old enough that the hops have burnt away?

T-Sweet bread and faint hops. Malty, inoffensive and unmemorable.

M-Medium bodied. Softer carbonation. Not really bitter.

O/D-I already forgot what beer this was. Really though, this was a maltier brew with its minimal bright spots.

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3.11/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours a nice amber color with a thin head. The smell was a bit on the sweet side with a lot of grain scents coming through. The taste was very mellow with malt in the beginning and then a clean hop finish. Overall it was enjoyable, but forgettable.

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Runabout Red Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.