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Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Runabout Red AleRunabout Red Ale

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Ratings: 100
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)
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-02-2014 00:16:39 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden-orange color with great clarity. Cream colored head settles to a thin cap. Lacing forms jagged rings.

S: Malt forward and fruity nose. Caramel and lightly toasted grain are the main attraction. Cherry juice and sweet berries are well established too. Maybe a pinch of cocoa. Very faint grassy hops.

T: Wave of caramel at the outset. Hints of toasted grain and toffee, but the caramel taste holds the focus as it builds and develops. Very subtle nutty/cocoa flavor. Tame spicy hop character for balance. Sweet cherries and red berries. Hollow grainy finish.

M: Medium bodied. Full and slick with a chewy quality. Low carbonation. Smooth enough.

O: An easy beer to drink, if not just a little too ho-hum. It's a very safe red ale, but the pitfall of safe reds is that they tend to be bland and boring. Falls a little flat on the finish as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 21:11:24 | More by ryan1788a5
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-15-2013 15:52:05 | More by ChrisL24481
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-13-2013 16:23:59 | More by rorjets
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billybob

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-12-2013 00:50:59 | More by billybob
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-04-2013 01:21:56 | More by meehandennis
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.8%

10-28-2013 00:31:18 | More by Rekrule
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-23-2013 17:28:33 | More by GraduatedCashew
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grittly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-17-2013 16:06:55 | More by grittly
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dwoolley1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-12-2013 19:52:58 | More by dwoolley1
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Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -29%

09-08-2013 16:17:16 | More by skloeff
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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-03-2013 01:14:33 | More by tgeorgf
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

just a little on the generic side, this well made red is a fine offering, but isn't particularly engaging. it looks like a classic red, smells like one, and tastes pretty much like you would expect it to, with very little deviation from the style conventions. clear dark amber in color, with a fluffy white head looks enticing enough. smells like sweet red malt, lots of residual sugar, and more like lager yeast than ale yeast, sort of got that Vienna lager complexion in its taste as well. dry for all the sugar in the finish, definitely malt forward, although there is better hop balance than the nose gives away. very lively carbonation keeps this drinking light, but it cant hold my attention longer than a pint.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2013 13:33:39 | More by StonedTrippin
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-13-2013 18:17:09 | More by BeerCon5
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-22-2013 23:56:20 | More by briandaube
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-22-2013 01:27:19 | More by csurowiec
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-21-2013 17:16:48 | More by Celtics76
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Maineraidah

Maine

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-15-2013 19:27:28 | More by Maineraidah
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-09-2013 16:05:49 | More by IPAFrankieH
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-08-2013 21:55:23 | More by AlaskanYoung
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JMurphy41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-30-2013 06:27:35 | More by JMurphy41
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-28-2013 22:48:51 | More by nitter
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-25-2013 08:35:47 | More by jaxon53
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-06-2013 02:07:29 | More by jabo134
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-01-2013 19:07:24 | More by DrunkinYogi
Runabout Red Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.